Everyone loves a trip to the zoo. The animals are wild. The experience is beautiful. A day of fun-filled educational exhibits. Right? Well, actually, not everyone agrees that zoos are a wonderful place to spend the day. In David Grazian’s American Zoo: A Sociological Safari, you’ll read about the pros and cons of the American… Continue Reading →
Need a new minimalist hobby to keep you busy this summer? Want to find an activity that doesn’t break the bank or clutter your home? Minimalist hobbies might be right for you! Minimalism comes in many forms, but essentially it means simplifying life and using only what is needed and loved. It can be frugal,… Continue Reading →
A murder. A victim. A killer. And a group of four murder club members that are going to solve the mystery. The Thursday Murder Club takes the reader on a journey as Elizabeth, Joyce, Ibrahim, and Ron use their detective skills to solve the murder of a man who was going to be building an… Continue Reading →
What 8 things do all book bloggers need? Book blogging is a small niche of the ever-growing blogging world. There aren’t many of us compared to bloggers who focus on travel or finance or food. But like most other blogs, book bloggers need a few key things to get started. Once you have these 8… Continue Reading →
S.M.A.R.T Goals The SMART goal system was created by George T. Doran in 1981. He invented the acronym so it could be used to develop more productive business goals. Each letter in SMART stands for one aspect of the terms of a goal: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-bound There have been many variations on this… Continue Reading →
April has been a fun month for reading. I’ve discovered several new Little Free Libraries, was gifted a book for my birthday, and found time to listen to some audiobooks. I have been making wonderful progress toward completing the 2022 Reading Challenge, and I think I will be able to complete it twice this year…. Continue Reading →
Beartown is small. It’s cold. And it has hockey. When the boys’ junior hockey team makes it to the semifinals and then onto the national title, there is more on the line than just a game. For a town like Beartown, winning means everything to the people… and the economy. Teens Maya and Ana are… Continue Reading →
Good morning early birds! Today I’m going to tell you about the 5 Things I Do Before 7am to set me up for a healthy and productive lifestyle. You might like this post if you struggle to get up in the morning and start working on your to-do list. Or if you need 3 cups… Continue Reading →
You’re walking through your local park or maybe the arts district during the farmers market, and you see something that looks like an oversized birdhouse on a post. But there aren’t birds in there. It’s books! You’ve just discovered your first Little Free Library! Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that encourages local communities… Continue Reading →
Can a city have a soul? A personality? Of course, it can. And a city like New York surely has a powerful one. In fact, New York City has six. One for each borough and one for the city collective. But all hell breaks loose when the souls of the city become people who embody… Continue Reading →
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