Our Top Reads of 2018

Well, all, it’s the end of the year. And we thought we’d look back on our absolute FAVORITE books from 2018.  Some of them are from indie authors, some were read by Guppy, but either way, these were the books that impacted us the most in 2018. Maybe we’ll have more next year! But here’s the round up!

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One Book A Month

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Rachel, I read WAAYY more than one book a month (and so do I, obviously!), but this project is different. Instead of staying in our favorite sections of the library, content to read the same style of story over and over again, what we should be doing is expanding and growing our tastes. And so, this year, I am resolving to read at least one book in a different genre every month. Some I will be excited for, and others…I may dread. But they will be read, and processed, and reviewed and hopefully, I’ll grow or something! (PS the kids are doing this challenge too, they just don’t know it yet….) Don’t forget to comment on this post, OR tag us (here or on social media) when you complete a book! Use #bwmbookamonth to let us know your progress!

Book a Month Resolutions

2019 Reading Challenges

Everyone, I’m just pleased as punch to tell you I have every intention of participating in quite a few 2019 reading challenges across the internet. Here is my list of challenges I plan on doing, and I’ll continue to update, so that you can follow along if you’d like!

The List:
AtoZ Reading Challenge

I SPY Reading Challenge

 Library Love Challenge

I’m super excited to participate in these challenges. Let me know in the comments what challenges you’ll be participating in!

Making Snow Dough

It’s Winter, and even though it’s a BIT warmer than we’re used to, we’re still getting into the seasonal spirit. After reading “The Snowstorm Surprise” By Richard Scarry, we were itching to play in some snow ourselves! Since Mother Nature wasn’t really cooperating, we decided to take matters into our own hands, and make some 2 ingredient “Snow Dough” to mold and squish.

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Welcome to the Family By Mary Hoffman and Ros Asquith

There are many different ways to make a family. You can have two parents of the same gender, two parents with different genders, blended families, foster families, adoptive families, and more. Welcome to the Family is a book that attempts to introduce and normalize the ideas of Surrogacy, IVF, Foster Families, Adoptive Families, and more, but does it hit the mark? Find out below!

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Easy to Keep Resolutions for 2019

2018 was quite the year. Let’s make it a point to ensure that our New Years Resolutions have a healthy dose of self-care. This year, I won’t be setting unattainable personal goals, but rather easy to keep resolutions that set myself up for pride and accomplishment in the new year. Join me in being kind to yourself this year with these easy to keep resolutions:

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Feminist Baby by Loryn Brantz

Feminist Baby can do so many things! She can dance, choose what to wear, and not wear (and doesn’t care at all what you have to say about it!) What other awesome qualities does Feminist Baby have? Click Below to find out!

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Audible Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs

I know it seems that I’m always writing these glowing reviews about the books I read, and it’s true! I do love to read, and I love it when an author gives me a part of themselves. It’s hard not to love reading when you know that someone has reached deep into their soul and given us something heartwarming, funny, or interesting to take with us. But even I can admit that there are times when a reading (or in this case, audio book) experience is…less than stellar. So, without any further delay, I give you a review for the Audio Book “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Rejected X-Men Characters” Sorry… Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
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(Disclaimer: I am an Amazon Affiliate, so when I talk about Audible, and you sign up for a trial, or a subscription, I get money at no cost to you! While I don’t recommend this particular book on Audible (you’ll see why) I do recommend the service as a whole. Just grab something like Harry Potter, or World War Z instead…
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The Rory Gilmore Challenge: UPDATED

Earlier on, I posted the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and said I would update it as I go. WELL, true to form, I did not. I started a VERY time consuming job in July (which I have subsequently taken on a smaller position in,) and had time for NOTHING! But now, I’m back. New Year, New Challenges, New Reviews, New Crafts, New Recipes, New Books, Old Books, BOOKS!
Anyway, here’s the challenge
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