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    Books to Cozy Up with this Winter

    A good book is a definite treat in the middle of the long winter months. One of my favorite ways to combat the winter blues is to have a ready stack of books to be read in my favorite spot with a blanket, lit candle, and hot drink. Today’s post is a compilation of some of my favorite books for the winter months ahead. Fiction & non-fiction are included, but mostly I’m drawn towards fiction and finding solace in well told stories. Also, by no means is this a list of new releases. Often it takes me months or years to get to a best seller, so these are just…

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    20 Great Books for Your Summer Reading List

    We just returned from a family trip down to Lake Keowee in South Carolina. After such a challenging year of work and school, it was the perfect getaway to kick off summer break for the kids and spend lots of time in the water & sunshine! Now that we’re back home, I wanted to compile my vacation book stack for you, as well as past books I have read & loved. These are mostly novels that have some sort of feel-good ending. Feel free to bookmark this post as a quick resource for your next good book, and if you want to pass it along to fellow book-loving friends I’d…

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    Book Series My Kids Love to Read

    If you’re looking for some fresh book inspiration for elementary kids, I’m happy to share several series my older kids (who are 8 and 7) have happily been swept up in. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of knowing that when a book ends, the story will continue and you can just pick up the next volume and keep reading. These series are especially for kids who are past the early reader stage, although you could read them aloud to a younger reader as well. Wrap one up as a birthday gift this year, since they are great for reading over and over. The Green Ember — rabbit siblings face…