“Me Before You” Advanced Screening in Montreal- GIVEAWAY!

“Me Before You” Advanced Screening in Montreal- GIVEAWAY!

Posted by: on May 20, 2016 | No Comments
It's been a while since I've done a book review on the blog, but that's mostly because I haven't read anything that I felt strongly enough about to share (good or bad) in a long time. That doesn't mean that I'm not still the same bookworm I always have been! Some things just don't change. Me Before You from Jojo Moyes is one of those books I've had on my list since it came out. For some reason, I've read several of her other books but not this one as yet. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law LOVED Read more [...]
A Beautiful New Children’s Story Book: Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream (Review & Giveaway)

A Beautiful New Children’s Story Book: Little Banty Chicken and the Big Dream (Review & Giveaway)

Posted by: on Mar 24, 2016 | 23 Comments
I've said it before, and I'll say it forever: books are sacred and special in our house. Now that she has a little brother to share her Mommy and Daddy with, story time before bed has become an even more special and important time for our daughter. It's the time that we get to cuddle in her big girl bed, snuggled under the covers and have time that's just for US. Yes, we have the classics, new and old, to choose from, but we also love to discover new and hidden gems to add to our repertoire. Little Read more [...]
Review & Giveaway: Teddy Tries a Veggie

Review & Giveaway: Teddy Tries a Veggie

Posted by: on Sep 30, 2015 | One Comment
Did you know that a 2013 Stanford study found that children who read stories about food have a better understanding of what types of food are healthy and voluntarily eat more vegetables than kids who were exposed to conventional teaching about healthy foods? I was recently introduced to the the 1st book in a new Smartee Plate series, created by registered dietitian and nutritionist, Jennifer Glockner: Teddy Tries a Veggie. Teddy Tries a Veggie is an interactive ebook, available for iPad and Read more [...]

Book Review: Miss Emily

Posted by: on Jul 20, 2015 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: Ada Concannon's first day in America is a success. She's the new maid for the respected but eccentric Dickinson family of Amherst, Massachusetts. Despite differences in age and class, eighteen-year-old Ada, fresh off the boat from Ireland, strikes up a deep friendship with Miss Emily, the gifted elder daughter living a spinster's life at home. Emily is a bastion of support as Ada struggles to find her place in this new world, while Ada's toil gives Emily the freedom she needs Read more [...]
Book Review: Liar’s Bench

Book Review: Liar’s Bench

Posted by: on Jun 5, 2015 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: In 1972, on Mudas Summers' seventeenth birthday, her beloved Mama, Ella, is found hanging from the rafters of their home. Most people in Peckinpaw, Kentucky, assume that Ella's no-good husband did the deed. Others think Ella grew tired of his abuse and did it herself. Muddy is determined to find out for sure either way, especially once she finds strange papers hidden amongst her mama's possessions. But Peckinpaw keeps its secrets buried deep. Muddy's almost-more-than-friend, Read more [...]
Book Review: Inside the O’Briens

Book Review: Inside the O’Briens

Posted by: on May 6, 2015 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of Still AliceLisa Genova comes a powerful and transcendent new novel about a family struggling with the impact of Huntington’s disease.Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper Read more [...]
Book Review: At the Water’s Edge

Book Review: At the Water’s Edge

Posted by: on Mar 30, 2015 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: Gruen returns to the kind of storytelling she excelled at in Water for Elephants: a historical timeframe in an unusual setting with a moving love story.  After embarrassing themselves at the social event of the year in high society Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve of 1942, Maddie and Ellis Hyde are cut off financially by Ellis’s father, a former army Colonel who is already embarrassed by his son’s inability to serve in WWII due to his being colour blind. To Maddie’s Read more [...]
Happy Birthday Elmo: What Makes You Giggle? {Giveaway}

Happy Birthday Elmo: What Makes You Giggle? {Giveaway}

Posted by: on Feb 5, 2015 | 29 Comments
Everybody loves Elmo! Did you know that February 3rd was Elmo's birthday?! Happy Birthday Elmo! Just in time to celebrate Elmo's big day, Sesame Workshop and Put Me in the Story (the leading personalized book website from Sourcebooks) released the What Makes You Giggle App. The App takes your kiddie on an adventure full of giggles with Elmo and Abby as they share all kinds of fun things that make them laugh and smile. The best part?! You add your child's name and record it, and it gets incorporated Read more [...]