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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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    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,…

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    Book Chat: March 2020

    Hi y’all, With us all being socially distant right now I have had extra time to read! This makes my bookworm heart so happy. I’ve been exploring different apps and discovering a ton of new books. Just in the Books app by Apple, I’ve read 12 books this year. Plus I’ve read a few more in the Libby app. I will say I have read all of these books as ebooks which is very unusual for me, but my public library is closed. I love finding new books that other people loved. It’s also one of my favorite parts of my day job as a teacher. I love recommending a…

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    January Book Club

    Hi y’all, If you know me, I love to read. Hands down it is one of my favorite activities. I’ve been reading a bunch of books on my iPad recently since I’ve been a little lazy in getting to the library. Luckily, my library does have a great deal with one of the e-book places where you can get “library books” via e-books. I know Carly the Prespster and Caitlin from Southern Pearls and Curls write posts about their favorite books every so often, and I thoroughly enjoy reading them, followed quickly by trying to get my hands on the books! While I would personally love to sit down and…