Mother’s Little Secret: Children’s Picture Book About The Unconditional And Boundless Love of a Mother for a Child. Dedicated To All Mothers. by Melissa Winn

Mother's Little Secret: Children's Picture Book About The Unconditional And Boundless Love of a Mother for a Child. Dedicated To All Mothers.

Mother’s Little Secret: Children’s Picture Book About The Unconditional And Boundless Love of a Mother for a Child. Dedicated To All Mothers. by Melissa Winn
My rating: 0 of 5 stars

This is a cute little poem about a mother’s love for her child. It was cute to read, and would make a wonderful bedtime story. The illustrations are beautiful.

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The Monkees

I received tickets to see The Monkees for my birthday. I enjoyed the show, but I should have done my research.

Micky Dolenz recently recorded Dolenz Sings Nesmith which is a collection of songs that Mike Nesmith wrote over the years and the studio wouldn’t let The Monkees record. It was good music, but not much of the songs I knew.

The last twenty minutes or so was the old music that we are used to hearing, so that part was great.

It was worth the trip out there on a Wednesday night, but I would have enjoyed it more if I had known what I was going to be listening to.

Pleasant Valley Sunday

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

The Tempest

The Tempest by William Shakespeare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read this for one of my classes. I was expecting a difficult play by Shakespeare. This was one of the easier ones. On the other hand, I was disappointed by the ending. I don’t want to give it away, but a few loose ends could have been tied up. I was expecting more deaths, but I was disappointed.

I’d recommend this in that many references to this play are made in almost every day conversation. I now know what the play is about and I will know what the references are the next time I hear them.

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GIRAFFE And The Lost Tooth by Isabelle Child

GIRAFFE And The Lost Tooth

GIRAFFE And The Lost Tooth by Isabelle Child
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a cute story with cute illustrations. It tells what happens when a giraffe loses a baby tooth. Until I read this, I had no idea that giraffes lost baby teeth. I also had no idea that giraffes didn’t have a tooth fairy, or that they didn’t get money for losing their teeth. The gift that was left and who left the gift was a surprise to me!

This is a great story for a child who might be close to losing teeth. It would help alleviate the fear about the loss.

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Too much pizza

We decided to order pizza. Half cheese and half mushroom, pepperoni, and sausage. The restaurant missed the fact that it was a half and half, and we got an entire pizza of combo. The cheese pizza was the one that we really needed, since one family member doesn’t eat toppings on her pizza. I called the restaurant. “Should I send another half and half pizza or just a medium cheese pizza?” A medium pizza would be fine. Thank you.

We ended up with so many leftovers. I ended up having it for breakfast and lunch one day. Some went into the freezer. The rest of it got eaten over the week. I think we won’t be ordering pizza again soon. One day we will, though.

Beowulf by Unknown


Beowulf by Unknown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Nothing happens quickly in Beowulf.

This is a good story, but it’s wordy and written in Old English. The translations are all a little different, and some are more difficult than others.

The general consensus that I hear from instructors and students is “I read it, and now I don’t ever have to do it again.” I totally agree. It was worth reading, just to know the story, but it was tedious.

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Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow

Hollowpox: The Hunt for Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved the first 2 books in this series. Loved them!

This third book didn’t flow as smoothly as the first two. It was much darker and seemed to jump from point to point without much logic. If you weren’t familiar with the characters from the previous two books, you didn’t get much out of reading this book. The characters were well developed in the first two books, so it’s possible that the author didn’t bother to fully form them, assuming that the reader would know the characters from the previous two.

I thought the ending was great, and I will read the fourth one in the series, just because I need to know what happened. I was going to give it a lower rating, but the ending made me raise it a star. Most of the book was a 3 star book, though.

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**Spoiler alert**

Suffragette history

YouTube video of the 1913 Derby

I recently watched the movie, Suffragette, on Netflix. I was halfway through it before I realized it was based on true events. I linked an article about the final event and a YouTube video of actual footage of the final event above. Don’t open them if you haven’t seen the movie. They do contain spoilers.

I was fascinated by the fact that I knew so little about this. I find that I learn more and more daily. I just keep looking things up and in this case, it was well worth the effort.

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey

River of Teeth

River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was kind of a fun book. It was like the wild West on hippos.

I had a little trouble suspending belief on some of the things in the book, but the author was upfront about the unbelievability of the book.

It is definitely worth reading and I’d recommend it, for sure. I am looking forward to the other books in the series.

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