Books, Wanderlust, Lifelust

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Books, Wanderlust, Lifelust.

Some days when we least expect it, we evolve.  I love my blog.  Reading and writing about books and connecting them to music, food, and random everyday things gives me inspiration and joy in my every day life.   But as you have probably noticed, I haven’t been writing many posts lately.  There is one very good reason for that.

I haven’t been reading as many books lately!  What?  Me, not reading?!

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Drive by Daniel H. Pink

I recently heard a friend ask this question, multiple times, “What am I getting out of this job?  What am I giving up just to get a pay check?” When I first heard this question asked, my initial thought was, “Stop griping.  You have to work and earn money to get by and raise your kids.  Suck it up.” Continue reading “Drive by Daniel H. Pink”

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass

The Selection

I have read many random books lately, just searching for something to hook me, and nothing really has.  Until….The Selection Series by Kiera Cass.  I read the first three books in 3 days, which is pretty good for me with school, my daughter’s birthday, and mother’s day all happening on these three days!

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Telling Quotes and Literary Luminaries

Who doesn’t love a good quote?  Quotes are a part of my daily life.  I get a daily quote delivered every morning from an app on my phone.  I follow quote sources on Instagram.  I use quotes to teach with, and I can pick out telling quotes from every book that I read.  My students have been working with quotes lately, and I have really been impressed with their work, and thought I would share a few of the telling quotes that they have found in their books. Continue reading “Telling Quotes and Literary Luminaries”

Top Ten Tuesday’s


Top Ten books on my Spring TBR list.  You mean I have to narrow it down to JUST 10?!   (This feature is hosted by The Broke and Bookish)

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ARC Review: Avant Nation by C.D.Verhoff

Avant Nation

*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

Avant Nation takes place in a Dystopian future.  The country has been divided into two nations that are at war with each other:  Avantica and the LUD.  In Avantica, technology and efficiency rule, and people’s lives are completely planned out.  Everything from what they learn as they are “grown” in a lab type environment, where they work, and even when they die is planned for the good of the society as a whole and not the individual.  People are classified by their dominant personality trait.  Clara is a compassionate who dreams of being a doctor someday, but society has different plans for her.  She is forced to make the most of being just a medical technician.  She is just happy that she is not a defective even though that is how she feels at times because she doesn’t always agree with society, but speaking up could cause her many problems.  So she puts her head down and does the work she is supposed to do.  That is until a loved one goes missing.

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Review: Matched by Ally Condie

MatchedImagine a world where all of you decisions have been taken away.  You do not have the freedom to choose what you eat, what you wear, or even who you marry.  This is the premise behind Matched.  Cassia’s whole life has been planned out for her, and now that she is turning 17 another piece of it will be chosen…who she is matched with.  At her matching banquet, she finds out that she has been matched with her best friend Xander.  This is possibly the most unexpected and best news she could have hoped for.  People are never matched with someone they actually know!  However, when Cassia gets home to watch her data card about Xander, something goes wrong.  Xander isn’t the only match she has been given.  Another boy is on her data card as being her match.

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My Own Books?

What?  You mean I can read my own books every now and then instead of books for school?!  What a crazy concept….
Kidding!  I do occasionally squeeze in a book just for fun during the school year.

My latest ‘for fun’ read ended up being a pretty sad book, so I wouldn’t say it was a fun read, but it was definitely a thought provoking read. Continue reading “My Own Books?”

Book Beginnings on Friday

Book Beginnings Button

Today I am linking up with for Book Beginnings on Friday.  This is my first meme type post, but what a great way to discover new books!

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