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    Book Chat: Spring

    It’s time for the latest book chat. I literally can’t believe that I barely posted in March and that this is my first book chat since the beginning of February. Book chats are one of my most favorite to write. However, I will say that I’ve been struggling with time management and accomplishing things. I’ve been reading a lot as my form of stress relief, working on my UVA grad class, and studying for my Praxis test I need for my teaching license endorsement to become a Reading Specialist. I honestly feel so much better when I read every day. My books app on my iPad has a tracker for…

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    Book Chat February 2021

    It’s time for a look at January’s books! You can find my last book chat here. I’m going to try and keep my goodreads account up to date this year, but no promises on that one. Colton (A Wild Man Novel) | Sky and Colton never thought they see each other again after that night in Colorado when they were teenagers. Fate suddenly brings them together, and neither can believe it. However, Sky and Colton are both running from different things. Can they work it out for true love? 5/5 stars. Y’all this book is everything. I loved every part of it. It’s got drama, it’s got love, it’s got…

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    The Best Books of 2020!

    The best books of 2020 list is here! Y’all know I love to read. If nothing else came out of 2020 I actually got to read more than ever before. Albeit, some of that came from the fact I took Children’s Literature and had to read multiple novels a week for the class. I have been doing book chats to keep y’all up to date on what I’ve been reading and my thoughts on the books. Sometimes, I do just give summaries, especially if I think I’ll give too much away. The Books Western/Cowboys Claiming the Cowboy for Christmas | Ashley wants practically nothing to do with this wedding except…

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    December Book Chat

    Welcome to this month’s book chat! Y’all, I truly think book chats are my favorite posts to write every month. Disclaimer: I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive compensation. All opinions are my own. Know My Name by Chanel Miller Everyone remembers the story of the Standford swimmer who sexually assaulted the young woman behind a dumpster at a frat party. What we don’t remember is her name. This is the memoir of Chanel Miller, the young woman who no longer wants to be known as Emily Doe. Instead, she wants you to say her name. Real life connection to the book This book talks about how we as…

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    Book Chat {November 2020}

    Hi y’all, I cannot believe I haven’t done a book chat since June! This book chat is super long, and it’s not even complete. I’ll be doing another post to share even more books that I’ve read since June. Trust Me by Margaret Watson- 4.5/5 stars Raine Taylor is concerned about one thing: catching her sister’s killer. Connor Donovan, local detective, is called about a disturbance…little does he know how that little disturbance will change his life. Raine’s one goal in life puts her at risk, can Connor save her? Loved this one! The story has a variety of twists and turns which I love. When you think you have…

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    June Book Chat

    Hi y’all, Can you believe it’s almost the end of June? Me neither! I had a few assignments to finish up for school which is why today’s post is so late. I did talk about the children’s books I read for class here. However, I didn’t read only for class this month. The Start of Us by Lauren Blakely. Girl and guy are best friend, but nothing more….right? Maybe not. This is part of a trilogy and I have only read this one. Definitely a story that captivated my attention and makes me want to read more. 4/5 stars for stereotypical ending. Marrying Mr. Perfect by Lizzie Shane. The nanny…

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    Book Chat: Children’s Books

    Hi y’all, You all seem to love my monthly book chats so I wanted to share with you some children’s books, too. As a Reading teacher, I absolutely love sharing new books with my class and I’m so glad y’all love to read as much as I do. These books were all assigned or I picked them for my Children’s Literature course I’m taking for grad school at UVA. I have finished all but 3 for the class, but I still wanted to go ahead and share them so if you wanted to request them for your classroom you had time to. Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearnace of Amelia…

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    Book Delivery

    Hi y’all, I wanted to do this as an unboxing on YouTube, but unfortunately my internet won’t allow that. Anyway, I got my books for the semester for Children’s Literature and I wanted to share with you what I’ll be reading over the next two months. Listen Slowly by Thanhha Lai “A California girl born and raised, Mai can’t wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai’s parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn…

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    April 2020 Book Chat

    Hi y’all, Can you believe that April is over?!? It seems like it flew by! I just finished my grad school semester and have about a 6 week break before the Summer term starts. Since I’ve had a little bit more time on my hands, I’ve been reading non-stop.   Some of these are by authors I love. Others were recommended or were free on the Apple Bookstore. I did read a few on the Libby App (any I got from the Libby app, I noted it so you know where to find it). Falling for You: A Sweet, Small Romance by Leeanna Morgan 5/5 Stars Natalie Armstrong, an artist,…