Books/Reading
Leah

“Charlotte’s Web” and the Power of Words

Recently, I found myself thinking about E.B. White’s classic children’s story, “Charlotte’s Web.” I’d venture to guess that most of us have either read the

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Leah

Best of the Year: Read, Listen and Watch

I realize we’re nearly at the point where we need to stop posting “best of 2017” or “2017 recap” posts. But before we go too

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Leah

The Summer 2017 Reading Guide (Not Your Typical List of Book)

Let me start off by saying this is not your typical summer reading list. The books in this post are not the best sellers and

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Leah

Author Alexandra Burt Talks About “The Good Daughter” and Why Texas Plays a Role in the Novel

I met Alexandra Burt a few years ago when I reviewed her novel, Remember Mia, and she wrote an awesome guest post for my blog. Today

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Leah

Meet Denise Lewis Patrick, the Writer Behind the New American Girl “Melody” Doll

Last year I had the privilege of interviewing Valerie Tripp, the author of many of the beloved American Girl doll stories, including MaryEllen. I learned

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Leah

Cookbooks and Memories, Sitting on the Shelf

Back in the early years of the 2000s (Why does that sound so odd?), I fell in love with The Food Network and all the

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Leah

From My Bookshelf: Favorite Books About Writing

If you look inside my house, there’s one thing you will consistently see throughout the home: books. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise. I’ve

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Leah

Anne Frank, the Holocaust, History and Heritage: An Evening Conversation With Sophie

Every day at school, Sophie picks out a book from the classroom library. Lately she’s been interested in the “Who Was” biography series for kids.

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Leah

Meet Valerie Tripp, the Writer Behind the Famous “American Girl” Doll Stories

One of my favorite parts of writing this blog has been interviewing different authors on this space. There’s something so exciting for me about finding

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