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 [...]
Adventures of Puss in Boots on Netflix #StreamtTeam

Adventures of Puss in Boots on Netflix #StreamtTeam

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2015 | No Comments
It's freezing, frigid January. Our kids are cooped up and bored. It's hard keeping them entertained. Thank goodness for Netflix for the reprieve from the whining (and the unending loop of Frozen in my house)! On January 16th, Netflix released yet another original series for kids: The Adventures of Puss in Boots. Yes- the ADORABLY HILARIOUS Puss in Boots from the Shrek franchise! The world's greatest sword fighter and milk connoisseur comes to Netflix with cute, funny plots that take him Read more [...]
Book Review: The Woman Who Stole My Life

Book Review: The Woman Who Stole My Life

Posted by: on Dec 2, 2014 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: The Woman Who Stole My Life is a beautiful, page-turning novel about losing the life you had and starting a new one. One day, sitting in traffic, married Dublin mom Stella Sweeney attempts a good deed. The resulting car crash changes her life. She meets a man who wants her telephone number (for the insurance, it turns out). That's okay. She doesn't really like him much anyway (his Range Rover totally banjaxed her car). But in this meeting is born the seed of something Read more [...]
Book Magic and a Holiday Giveaway from Put Me In the Story

Book Magic and a Holiday Giveaway from Put Me In the Story

Posted by: on Nov 20, 2014 | 7 Comments
Anyone who knows me and anyone who has ever read my blog knows just how special books are to me. They always have been. They always will be. Growing up, some of my best friends in the world were the characters I met in books. It is so important to me to try to instil that same love for reading and for books in my own children as they grow. I absolutely LOVE when my daughter comes running to me with one of her many many books and asks, "Mommy, can you read this to me?". I will generally drop whatever Read more [...]
Review & Giveaway: Anne Geddes Board Books

Review & Giveaway: Anne Geddes Board Books

Posted by: on Nov 3, 2014 | 39 Comments
Oh my goodness the cuteness! My daughter has 2 new favourite bedtime books, and they feature the deliciously adorable photography of the very talented Anne Geddes. Some of the most well-known and loved images from baby photographer Anne Geddes have been combined with a classic lullaby and a much-beloved nursery rhyme in two new padded board books: Anne Geddes This Little Baby and Anne Geddes Lullaby and Good Night.  The result are two gorgeous and fun new books to be shared with little ones Read more [...]
Book Review: Cutting Teeth

Book Review: Cutting Teeth

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments
  Publisher's Synopsis: Cutting Teeth takes place one late-summer weekend as a group of thirty-something couples gather at a shabby beach house on Long Island, their young children in tow.They include Nicole, the neurotic hostess terrified by internet rumors that something big and bad is going to happen in New York City that week; stay-at-home dad Rip, grappling with the reality that his careerist wife will likely deny him a second child, forcing him to disrupt the life he loves; Allie, Read more [...]
Book Review: A Man Called Ove

Book Review: A Man Called Ove

Posted by: on Jul 2, 2014 | No Comments
Publisher's Synopsis: In this bestselling and delightfully quirky debut novel from Sweden, a grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just Read more [...]