From Roll to Decor: Toilet Paper Roll Art

There are so many ways to repurpose toilet paper rolls.¬†For wrapping paper, party favors, craft storage, closet clutter, and desk organization, just to name a few. But you can also use them for some sweet decor. Here’s how.     Supplies: Lots of toilet paper or paper towel rolls Ruler Scissors Hot glue gun and…

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Royal Covenant by Jennifer A. Marsh

2 stars I received a copy of this book through Goodreads’ First Reads in exchange for an honest review. I really hate leaving bad reviews, but this book and I just did not get along. I respect the author’s ability to use world-building to survive in a mentally abusive marriage and am thankful that she…

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The Year’s Work at the Zombie Research Center

3 stars I received this book from Bookriot in exchange for a honest review. My favorite thing about this book is how varied it is. At the same time that is also what I dislike about the book, but for the most part, it works as an advantage. For starters, because it’s so varied I…

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Vanilla Milk: A Memoir Told in Poems by Chanel Brenner

5 stars I received this book from Goodreads’ First Reads in exchange for an honest review. Chanel Brenner takes a tragic, heart-wrenching loss in her life and creates awe-inspiring beauty from it. This book of poetry is truly powerful. Shifting tone from regretful, snarky, guilty, loving, depressed, angered, annoyed, accepting, and so on, Brenner writes…

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War Spies by Daniel Polansky

4 stars I received a an ARC of this book.This book is very well done. The text is easy to read and contains a glossary of terms that may be unfamiliar to the target audience (9-14 year olds). My ARC contains mostly black and white pages, but the first few are in color giving me…

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Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

5 stars I loved this book, but I can see how not everyone will enjoy it. Describing it as “part detective novel, part psychological thriller” feels like a stretch and doesn’t capture the essence of the story. This book is a journey. It’s the main character figuring out life. It isn’t necessarily the events that…

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Autism Treated and Cured by Anne M. Evans

3 stars I received this book from Goodreads’ First Reads in exchange for an honest review.   Prepare for one of those rant reviews.   Overall, this book was a very informative case study of a mother retelling her daughter’s treatment for Autism, dyslexia, and ADD using Energy Medicine. As a person with a B.A….

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Xena: The Huntress and the Sphinx by Ru Emerson

3 stars The thing I really liked about this book was that it stayed true to the characters. For the most part, Xena stayed Xena and Gabrielle stayed Gabrielle. At times the dialog got a little awkward (overuse of “I mean” or lengthy explanations), but I think a lot of that had to do with…

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