American Dirt

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American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is FIRE! I can’t honestly do this one justice, so I’m not going to try. I work in a community that is 97% Hispanic. I work in a school with students that have fled countries that were no longer safe. I work with students that I don’t know a single …

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On the Bright Side

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With the current state of our nation and all of the events surrounding the pandemic that is Covid-19, I’ve decided to take this Spring Break and the next few weeks to really catch up on a few book reviews. I’ve allowed myself to get behind, 15 books to be exact (not including audio), because reviewing …

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The Last Book Party

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How many times have you walked into the bookstore and told yourself you were just going to look around but not buy anything? I think I live this lie at least once a month, and I have found that I’ve even started justifying that it’s okay because I know of others that have stacks of …

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The Writing Desk

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Lately I find myself drawn to novels about writers and bookshops, introverts that spend their days devouring words and dreaming up stories. I guess it’s the Writing teacher (and the introvert) in me longing to surround myself with characters that I can relate to, ones that are both following the normal path of character development …

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Winter Stroll

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If you’re anything like me, you’re not ready to let go of the holidays just yet. Tomorrow, I officially go back to work, but I have found a way to maintain daily festive cheer since Christmas Day…mainly through Hallmark movies and the barenaked tree in our living room that will be boxed and put away …

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Winter Street

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I’m not ashamed to say that Elin Hilderbrand is one of my favorite writers. In fact, on my ever-growing list of books to review, she currently takes up three of those spaces. Her books fit like a cozy blanket and always include the quaint details of the North East. In addition, you always end each …

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The Poet X

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I’m in a season of devouring words. Ones written in books and ones spoken to me. I am reading more than I can write because there is something in these pages that is giving me new life, renewing my energy that has been so immensely drained in the last four months. At this time, I …

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