Flower Friday: Hibiscus #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus

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I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks. I decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more! Continue reading “Flower Friday: Hibiscus #FlowerFriday #Hibiscus”

Book Review: The Learning Project, Rites of Passage by Lincoln Stoller #BookReview #TheLearningProject

The Learning Project, Rites of Passage

By Lincoln Stoller

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My thoughts:

This is a very interesting and intense book that I personally found quite inspirational. I’ve always had a passion for gaining knowledge from other people, hearing other people’s life stories and learning lessons from them, so this book definitely kept my interest. Continue reading “Book Review: The Learning Project, Rites of Passage by Lincoln Stoller #BookReview #TheLearningProject”

2019 Retellings Reading Challenge #Retellings #Reading Challenge #2019RetellingsReadingChallenge

I love retellings and what better way to catch up on the stacks of retellings I’ve had waiting on my shelf than to join this reading challenge! I wasn’t planning on joining any reading challenges this year besides Goodreads, but I just couldn’t pass on this one.

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I originally saw this on Kate’s blog @everywhere and nowhere. Be sure to check out her post because she has an entire reading lineup for this challenge to meet all categories! I was very impressed and inspired by her post.

The challenge is being hosted by Tracy@cornerfolds.com. if you’d like to sign up for this challenge, click the link provided.

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Music Monday: Kenny Wayne Shepherd “Blue on Black” + cover by Five Finger Death Punch #MusicMonday #Music

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls #Memoir #BookReview #TheGlassCastle

The Glass Castle

By Jeannette Walls

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From Goodreads:

A tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave the author the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Continue reading “Book Review: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls #Memoir #BookReview #TheGlassCastle”

Book Review: The Wild Robot by Peter Brown #BookReview #ChildrensBooks #TheWildRobot @LittleBrownYR #MiddleGrade

The Wild Robot

By Peter Brown

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From Goodreads:

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz’s only hope is to learn from the island’s hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot’s mysterious past comes back to haunt her….

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Throwback Thursday: Goodnight Malaysian 370 by Ewan Wilson and Geoff Taylor #ThrowbackThursday #BookReview

Goodnight Malaysian 370 by Ewan Wilson and Geoff Taylor

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Music Monday: Anthrax “Black Lodge” 1993 #MusicMonday #Anthrax #Metal #Music #BlackLodge

-Music Monday-

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

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I hadn’t heard this song in so long, and when I heard it this weekend, it literally gave me all the feels. “Black Lodge” is a favorite Anthrax song from the album Sound of White Noise featuring John Bush as the lead singer. Continue reading “Music Monday: Anthrax “Black Lodge” 1993 #MusicMonday #Anthrax #Metal #Music #BlackLodge”

Flower Friday: Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus Tuberosus)

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I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks. I decided to start sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more! Continue reading “Flower Friday: Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus Tuberosus)”

Wednesday’s Breakfast and a Book: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and My Favorite Cherry Smoothie

Happy New Year! I can’t believe how fast the holidays came and went, but I’m excited to start a brand new year. This will be my first Breakfast and a Book post for 2019. I haven’t shared many breakfast posts since June of last year, but I hope to pick up with more of these in the near future.

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