Tag Archives: adult nonfiction

Diversity on the Shelf – June Update

#DiversityontheShelf Challenge Update – 4 #ownvoices book, 3 more diverse reads, for kids, teens & grown-ups. Continue reading

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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

I’m always game for a good organizing book, and I figured that this one, still with a months-long hold list at my library over a year after we got it, was a good candidate. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up … Continue reading

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As You Wish

I vividly remember the first time I watched The Princess Bride – on a rented TV and VCR at an overnight with my high school Girl Scout troop.  We watched it twice through that night, and then watched our favorite … Continue reading

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All Joy and No Fun

I’d heard enough about this that I snagged it off the new book cart and read the intro. That got me hooked enough to ask for an audio copy. All Joy and No Fun: the Paradox of Modern Parenthood by … Continue reading

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The Amazing Thing About the Way it Goes

This is the latest book by one of my very favorite bloggers, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot. The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Andrews McMeel, 2014. I think I’ve been reading the Yarn Harlot … Continue reading

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Small Move, Big Change

When I went to PLA in March, one of the sessions I went to was on the most popular kinds of nonfiction books for adults, the Top Five of the Nonfiction 5. Unsurprisingly, self-help is a perennial favorite category (if … Continue reading

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The Reading Promise

Growing up, reading aloud was what my family did together. Maybe some during the day when we were little, but always every evening after supper. Whoever was assigned to be the dishwasher of the evening could dictate the book, and … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

I feel a little guilty reviewing books on the bestseller list. After all, anyone can read the bestseller list; these books maybe don’t need more people promoting them. But here it is. I read it, I loved it, and now … Continue reading

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The No-Cry Discipline Solution

The No-Cry Discipline Solution by Elizabeth Pantley “No-cry” may sound radical, but this is a gentle and practical guide to parenting. Pantley starts out with a chapter devoted to parenting myths, such as, “If my kids don’t behave all the … Continue reading

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1-2-3 Magic

1-2-3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan I am always suspicious of parenting books that say, “If our method doesn’t work for you, you’re not following the instructions correctly.” Different kids work very differently. At any rate, this is a punishment-based … Continue reading

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