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    My Christmas Reading List

    It’s uncharacteristic of me, but I’ve actually started my “Christmas reading season” a little earlier than usual this year... For your Yuletide reading pleasure here are some titles I’ve recently read or intend to read before Christmas this year.

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    10 Cozy Reads for November

    Curling up under a fluffy blanket with a hot beverage and a good book is one of my favorite ways to combat the doldrums that tend to set in during this darkest time of the year. Remembering to be thankful and counting my blessings are also definite mood lifters. Maybe that’s why Thanksgiving comes along in November just before the…

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    A Book List for Little Princesses

    A friend recently asked me for book recommendations for her little girl who is into anything to do with princesses. I love compiling book lists, particularly by request, and this topic was a fun challenge for me. My friend’s little girl is 5, so my recommendations are for girls between the ages of 4 and 12.

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    Grace Livingston Hill

    One author that holds nostalgic memories for me is Grace Livingston Hill. She lived from 1865-1947 so, no, I was not reading her novels when they were first released. They were actually already very vintage by the time I was reading them in the 1980s. Grace Livingston Hill wrote over 100 novels and our public library had many of them…

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    Kindle Unlimited Reading List

    Do you know about the Kindle Unlimited program where you can "borrow" an unlimited number of books from Amazon to read on your Kindle? ...I wasn't sure how many titles I was actually interested in reading would be available that way. So I started an ongoing list of books on my "to be read" list that are available on Kindle…

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    10 Favorite Book Series for Girls

    I learned to read independently when I was 7 years old and I’ve pretty much had my nose in a book ever since. This week when a friend asked for some series book recommendations for girls ages 8 and 10, my mind went back to my family’s weekly library visits in the 1970s. I can’t remember if our public library…

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    24+ Free Christmas Books for Your Kindle

    It’s that time of year when I open the “Christmas Books” folder on my Kindle to select a few festive stories to read throughout the holiday season. And of course, I always end up adding a few as well. Here are some Christmas titles that are currently available for FREE! I haven’t read them all, but thought I’d give them…

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    10 Favorite Picture Book Series

    I absolutely love to read aloud and always have. It’s so much fun to share a favorite picture book with a child. If there’s a little kid around and we have time, I’m likely to grab a book and say, “Wanna hear a story?” I’m always a little hesitant to choose favorites–of anything–because I’m afraid once I’ve declared my favorite…

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    Recently Read

    I didn’t get my Recently Read list posted in August, so this is two months’ worth of reading. I’ve enjoyed a lot of random reading the last few weeks… review books that piqued my interest, interesting-looking titles tucked in Little Free Libraries, a number of juvenile titles, a few thrift store treasures, and of course, library books. My star ratings…