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Good Books for Teen Girls…or Women Who Want Fun Reads

By Jamie | October 12, 2020
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Note: Some of these books I got for free from NetGalley in exchange for my honest reviews. None of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I’m recommending these books purely out of the goodness of my heart. Some of them have already been published; some you’ll have to wait a little…

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Best Self-Help Books

Everything You Need to Know About the Best Self-Help Books

By Jamie | September 22, 2020
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The readers of GoodReads and Amazon have spoken, on the best fiction books of 2020 so far and now about the top 20 best self-help books. I’ve built on a Goodreads list of top self-help books with Amazon’s rankings of those same books, counting down from #20 to #1. Here’s everything you need to know…

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Everything You Need to Know About 2020’s Top 10 Best Fiction Books So Far

By Jamie | August 25, 2020
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You know 2020 hasn’t been all bad, right? Yes, there’s a pandemic going on, civil unrest in the U.S and other countries around the world, earthquakes, bombings, wildfires, and a lot of contention, but there have also been more opportunities to hunker down and enjoy books! And we seem to have an almost inexhaustible supply!…

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Can We Talk? Like, Really Talk?

By Jamie | August 10, 2020
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Can we talk? Please? We really need to talk. Like, really talk. Actually, we need to have a dialogue, with not just talking but also active listening, efforts to understand, all of us putting our all into expressing all that we feel and think on some really complicated, thorny matters, and then listening when others…

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Book Review: Positive Discipline Parenting Tools

By Jamie | October 17, 2016
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If there’s one truth I’ve learned as a parent, it’s that not all parenting books are created equal. I have read many in my time, and some have become my bibles,  while others…not so much. Recently, I read Positive Discipline Parenting Tools by Jane Nelsen, Mary Nelson Tamborski, and Brad Ainge. Thankfully, it has become one…

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Book Review and Deal: Brain on Fire is a Fascinating Read

By Jamie | October 9, 2016
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Oh boy, have I been reading like crazy lately…and busy!  I just finished Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan. When I read non-fiction, which isn’t often, I love books like this. It was fascinating. What Is Brain on Fire About? Brain on Fire is the memoir of a young woman who…

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Three Book Reviews in One: The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

By Jamie | September 18, 2016
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This week, I give you three book reviews in one: The Winner’s Curse, The Winner’s Crime, and The Winner’s Kiss, all part of the Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. Altogether a rousing and emotional, if somewhat ponderous, speculative fantasy series about a young woman, Kestrel, who is the daughter of a general, the owner of…

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Book Reviews: Willowkeep and Winner’s Curse

By Jamie | August 28, 2016
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I read three books this past week, and wrote the first 4,000 words of another one of mine.  So, forgive me if I review more than one book in this post: Willowkeep by Julie Daines and Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. What Is Willowkeep About? It’s a Regency romance about a young woman who inherits a…

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Book Reviews and Deals: These Broken Stars and the Starbound Trilogy: Tidal Wave Reads

By Jamie | August 7, 2016
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I must start this book review by mentioning another book review site, The Book Smugglers, because it is from that site and its really good, in-depth reviews that I learned about These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner. The book is sometimes called “Titanic in space” because the crash of a giant spaceship…

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Book Review: Echoes of Silence by Elana Johnson

By Jamie | July 24, 2016
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You guys. Have you read anything by Elana Johnson? She’s written almost thirty books, under either her name or the pen name Liz Isaacson. She’s local (i.e., Utah), super nice, and an awesome speaker. And her books are addictive. I just read Echoes of Silence by Elana, and it was not-put-downable. What’s Echoes of Silence…

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Book Review: Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet — A Wow Read

By Jamie | July 7, 2016
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What Is Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet About? Reading a synopsis like this, what would you think? Maire is a baker with an extraordinary gift: she can infuse her treats with emotions and abilities, which are then passed on to those who eat them. She doesn’t know why she can do this and remembers nothing of…

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