The Real Neat Blog Award

I’m really happy to be nominated for this award by the lovely Geraldine at https://adhdourfamilyjourney.wordpress.com Thank you so much. It’s such an honor when a fellow blogger picks you.  I was drawn to her blog the minute I discovered it. I could immediately relate to her family’s experience with ADHD, and really love her  writing…

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Sheltering Mindfully with Teen ADHD

Teens have no frame of reference when it comes to sheltering in place.  These are strange times, life as we know  it doesn’t exist. They definitely have an opinion about everything, along with the usual why, how long, must we? Some handle it, others not so much. How do you begin to explain mindful sheltering…

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Thriving and Driving with ADHD

I recently shared that my oldest has been diagnosed with ADHD. It’s new to us. We’re learning something new everyday. When she was 6 months old, she was diagnosed with pretty serious food allergies, while simultaneously beginning a battle with weeping eczema. We didn’t go anywhere without an Epi pen or a travel case filled…

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My teen and ADHD

I’ve missed writing and commenting. I’ve missed my community. Being away, collecting thoughts, teaching, keeping track of life, sometimes overwhelming, sometimes challenging, I’m quite spent. I find when life is full, my mind boxes things, sort of like being at the Container Store, I love that place – there’s something for everyone. If I could…

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Book Review – Longbourn By Jo Baker

Longbourn is all a flutter, Netherfield has a new master, a ball is to be had and the Bennet girls are beyond excited as they prepare to be at one of society’s most elegant events. Mrs Bennet who finds it insufferable that her daughters aren’t married, makes procuring a husband  at this event her sole…

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Book Review: After You by Jojo Moyes

Louisa Clarke is vulnerable. She’s survived, only barely. Lou’s survived love, loss, friendship and the judgement that came with her decision to love a man so much, she watched him leave her; physically and mentally. When I read Me Before You, Jojo Moyes heartbreaking novel about a paraplegic and his view of the world, I…

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Book Review: Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

 Chris Cleave writes of war, relationships, jam making and blackberries with a natural ability to craft language into something so subliminal, this novel about World War II is an ode to the written word. It is my first time reading anything by Cleave. Little Bee and Incendiary are now on my TBR list. Cleave’s words…

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Book Review: The Storm Sister ( The Seven Sisters#2) by Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley’s Storm Sister swept into my home on a chilly, blustery day and I was immediately immersed. Cup of tea and chocolate in hand, I fell headlong into her exquisite follow-up to The Seven Sisters( Maia’s story). I read the book during my Christmas break, and sort of held on to the review, until…

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I accept The Bookfangirling Award

  I love an award. I always hope to take the time to thank the person who nominated me, and then nominate others in my community, so we can all celebrate each other. I’ve not been able to post on any of the awards this past year. So I’m starting afresh with this fun award…

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Blog Tour: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend By Katarina Bivald

Katarina Bivald’s character driven novel about the sheer love of reading, gave me a such a joyful reminder of why I like to live among words, and why books are scattered all over my house, that I sat down with my cup of tea and blanket, as I escaped with a strong curiosity about Sweden…

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Book Review : Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham #3

I’ve been consumed and riveted by the Poldark series whereby I’ve abandoned writing, posting, and my entire stack of reading just to be cocooned in Winston Graham’s masterful writing. Graham’s narrative authority is nothing short of brilliant. He creates scenes and characters with such honesty, they are at once lovable and despicable; you are torn between…

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Book Tag – Reading Habits Tag

I love the book tag. I’ve been tagged to answer eleven questions by one of my favorite book loving people -Babus at http://ajoobacatsblog.com/ She is an avid reader like me and reviews many different genres. She has such a fantastic blog .. I hope you take a look. Here we go then… Do you have…

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Advance Book Review: The Seven Sisters book #1 By Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley writes so lyrically, she could be composing a piece of music that you listen to, as you stand atop a hill, where the wind gently kisses your skin and transports you to an era that you can only summon and hear in your imagination. She can cast dual roles, juxtaposing past and present…

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Book Review – The Art of Unpacking Your Life by Shireen Jilla

Connie is blissfully unaware her life is about to change in the wildly stunning Kalahari. With brilliant sunsets seeping bright color into every nook and cranny, humans and wild life try to co-exist without crossing silent boundaries in this extraordinarily beautiful part of the world. As Connie arrives with her best friends from university, and everyone seems…

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Review -The Awakening of Miss Prim By Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

San Ireneo de Arnois  is a tiny village with one foot placed firmly in a bygone era – a welcome change from the modern vicissitudes of a big city life, where courtesy, community, and well-being matter much more than material gain.  It’s charm lies in lush land, locally sourced produce, high quality boutiques and a…

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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – A review

This début novel by Helene Wecker is one you seek when you want an intellectual challenge. When you have questions about existentialism. When you wish for a novel so extraordinary, It falls into your hands on an ordinary sort of day. It is that one book you hope to find in a small mysterious book store,…

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Books, Films and Friends – a year gone by

A beautiful time of year where torrents of rain( the drought gods heard us) muddy running trails and end of year goodbyes take over. A school play to celebrate and a new-found love of drama challenged the inner actress of a certain 11 yr old in my house. House all done up, warm and cozy,…

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Book Review: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

I had imagined numerous ways ‘The Book of Life’ – Part III in the All Souls Trilogy- might end. So much so that I had this sudden urge to check if I had developed magical abilities. If I could have summoned the book into my hands, I would have done it. Two seconds of a…

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Book Review :The Drake Equation by Heather Walsh

Heather Walsh’s the Drake Equation with its most alluring cover, intrigued me immediately. In astronomical terms, The Drake Equation is the scientific argument that questions whether active intelligent life might exist in our galaxy, based on Frank Drake’s theory. The book, is an intellectual look into human nature;  a true meeting of minds. Walsh’s characters…

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Book Review: Bridget Jones – Mad about the Boy by Helen Fielding

I watched Bridget Jones – The Edge of Reason last night. I could watch it many times over, a  bit like Pride and Prejudice, that one. I needed to see that proposal one more time, particularly since things/dynamics have changed in this new book. That last kiss – one that gave us hope of things…

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Interview with author Jane Odiwe

 I am thrilled to welcome author and artist Jane Odiwe as part of the Blog tour for her new book Project Darcy. Jane is also the author of Lydia Bennet’s story and Willoughby’s Return and has written two of my favorite Austen sequels to date – Searching For Captain Wentworth and Mr Darcy’s Secret. Jane has a fantastic…

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