Children, Stubborn Kids, and Baby Boys and girls who refuse to give up their diapers. The Funniest Dinosaurs Book for Children 3-5 years-old. by Melissa Winn

Dino, The Potty Star: Potty Training Older Children, Stubborn Kids, and Baby Boys and girls who refuse to give up their diapers. The Funniest Dinosaurs Book for Children 3-5 years-old.

Dino, The Potty Star: Potty Training Older Children, Stubborn Kids, and Baby Boys and girls who refuse to give up their diapers. The Funniest Dinosaurs Book for Children 3-5 years-old. by Melissa Winn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I would have given this a higher rating, but the font of the title makes it look like “Dotty Star.” It took me a minute to figure out what the book was about.

I think this is a great book for those stubborn potty trainers. It explains a little more than other books geared toward younger kids.

Good luck to those parents who have kids who need this book!

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The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles

The Paris Library

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book, but it’s always hard to read about World War 2.

I had no idea that there was an American library in Paris until this book. It has recently hit its 100th anniversary. It’s amazing that these strong librarians did so much to protect the library and to provide books to its subscribers.

It’s definitely worth reading, but I don’t foresee myself reading it more than once.

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A Children’s Book About Whining by Joy Berry

A Children’s Book About Whining by Joy Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I remember reading the books in this series to my children when they were young. There were some books with great advice for the children and parents on how to handle difficult behavior.

I think I kept this one because I knew whining sometimes lasts into adulthood. The techniques in the book are great!

I would recommend this to anyone with a child who whines. Read aloud to the child. It will help you both.

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A Children's Book About Whining

The Good Egg by Jory John

The Good Egg

The Good Egg by Jory John
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this on a search for a different book, and I thought it looked cute. The story is about an egg who takes care of everyone but himself. It’s a lesson in self-care.

It was a quick read and I think its theme is a little advanced for the age group that it was written for.

I am not sure who I would recommend the book to, since its not really a book for young kids, but it’s not advanced enough for an adult. It was a cute read with a good lesson, though. It just aimed too high.

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The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea

The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I picked it up after many people recommended it to me.

It reads like a YA book, but it really isn’t, since the main characters are adults.

I want to have a Chauncey in my life. I adored him, and the other children in the story. I think that this might be a read again type of book. I highly recommend it.

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The Cool Bean by Jory John

The Cool Bean

The Cool Bean by Jory John
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book about fitting in with others would be best read by a child himself. If the child needs to be read to still, he may not be old enough to understand the message in the book.

It was very cute, though. The cool bean thought that his friends had deserted him, but in reality, they were right there for him when he needed them.

At the beginning of the book, I took it to mean that the beans had started middle school, but the maturity level of the book is a little younger than that.

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Will you read my book?

Last semester, I took a class that had a small number of students to allow for discussion. We got to know each other pretty well.

One classmate is in one of my summer classes. He saw on my introduction video for the class that I write here. I got a message: “I wrote a book. Can you read and review it, please?” I guess I’ll be doing that this semester, too. Its sequel is coming out, soon.


I am in a Netflix group, similar to a bookclub. One week, we were supposed to watch and discuss Bridgerton. I binge watched the entire 8 episodes of the first season. I absolutely loved it! I can’t wait for season 2 to come out.

Unfortunately, I was unable to make it to the discussion, but I have been finding a lot of people who watched and loved it. I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen, and my friends were kind enough to not tell me what was going to happen.

I definitely recommend watching this series. I can’t wait until the next season comes!

They all smell the same

I ordered some shower steamers ages ago to help with anxiety (lavender) and with a cough (eucalyptus). The steamers that I ordered tripled in price, so I started to look into alternatives. I found some that came in a case of 12 for just a few dollars more than the original case of 3. I learned that you get what you pay for. All 12 smell the same. They are supposed to be in a box of 6 scents – rose, lavender, orange, eucalyptus, peppermint and vanilla. The colors are different, and they are labeled, but they all smell the same. I would think that at least the peppermint one would have a unique scent. Nope. The scent is pleasant, but the same in each color. I left a review that was not exactly negative, but not really positive either. I will have to go fork out the money for the real ones one of these days.

Sun of a Beach by Mia Sosa

Sun of a Beach

Sun of a Beach by Mia Sosa
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a freebie that I picked up from Audible. I knew it was a romance, so I knew how it was going to end. The story was interesting, and I was enjoying it a lot, until the very descriptive sex scene happened. This is only an audiobook, so I would expect the writer, publisher, editor, etc., would realize that many people are listening in their cars. I do not need an explicit sex scene on my commute.

The rest of the story was great, though. If you’re listening other than in your car, sure, go for it. Otherwise, I would suggest you think twice.

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