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Lessons to Practice #3: Developing Strong Characters

Hello again! How was everyone’s weekend? I thank you all for your patience and understanding in waiting for my next blog post. I spent Thursday through Sunday at a winter training camp put on by my very own triathlon coaches here in town. 477 more words


“Veda is a prize-winning dancer, skilled in the fine art of traditional Indian Bharatanatyam. Then she is injured in a bus accident, and her right leg must be amputated below the knee. 1,132 more words


Book Review #5 Blood and Chocolate

I had to read a banned book for school, so I chose this one from the list.


Blood and Chocolate by Annette Klause (264 Pages… 713 more words

Book Review

The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The Complete Persepolis is both Satrapi’s volume one and two of her memoir about growing up in Iran during the revolution.  At 341 pages of black and white graphic novel intense story telling I was fascinated by its 3.3 AR level for volume 1 and 3.9 for volume 2. 1,010 more words


You're Welcome, Universe ~ By Whitney Gardner - 5.0 Stars

Thanks to NetGalley and Knopf for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Release Date: March 7th, 2017

304 Pages

Synopsis: When Julia finds a slur about her best friend scrawled across the back of the Kingston School For the Deaf, she covers it up with a beautiful (albeit illegal) graffiti mural. 522 more words


If novels had background music, this one would play It’s A Small World After All.

Confession: I love small-town novels. As a Canadian, most of our novels are about small towns, because that’s namely what we have here. 362 more words

Book Reviews

Sabaa Tahir, An Ember In The Ashes Review

Title: An Ember In The Ashes

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Series: Ember in The Ashes Series (Book #1)

Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis: Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. 472 more words