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Book Review: Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian

Emily Shepard is a homeless teen living on the streets of Vermont after the nuclear meltdown of the plant her parents worked at.  Her father was in charge of the plant and is posthumously taking the blame for the meltdown, and Emily fears for her life as the daughter of the most hated man in America.   261 more words

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Thoughts on Celebrating Adoption

Fellow blogger Tao, on TheAdoptedOnes, penned a interesting post on why she can’t celebrate adoption recently.  I love Tao–don’t know if she knows I hold her in such high esteem, but yeah, Tao, ABM loves you!   1,033 more words



Hey babies,

How’s everybody doing? I hope that you are all settling into 2015 and moving right along. If you are doing that though, chances are that you have already been confronted with some sticky situations, and if you haven’t then that probably means that you aren’t busy enough yet sugars. 461 more words


How to Let Go...I Think

Well the countdown begins as we launch our son into the next phase of life. Josiah committed to attend and play college football at the… 699 more words


Book Review: This Charming Man by Marian Keyes

Paddy de Courcy is an up and coming politician in Ireland.  Hailed as the JFK of Dublin, his charm and good looks have made him a household name and political crush of many women (and men).   382 more words

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Waiting on Wednesday: All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting: 234 more words

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Little Lia

A phone call comes that you never want to answer.
Words spoken that squeeze the heart.
Pain that one never wants to imagine.
A little tiny life snatched away so quickly, 260 more words