Sunday, November 20, 2022

#TheChristmasWish by @lindseykelk via @harpercollins #FirstLine #MMBBR

The Christmas WishThe Christmas Wish by Lindsey Kelk
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

#TheChristmasWish by @lindseykelk via @harpercollins - #FirstLine: Bundled up against the cold, I stood outside my flat, waiting, until an ancient Volvo rolled around the corner, Mariah Carey’s whistle tones filling the formally quiet street. #Review - I have fallen in love with everything Kelk has written! This holiday story was as fun as it was memorable. There are gems of wisdom sprinkled within this magical tale. The characters are those you will adore the the dialogue is smart and witty. You will enjoy how this story unfolds and will be satisfied with the heartwarming conclusion. A holiday MUST READ!!! #MMBBR

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

#MMBBR #HolidayGiftGuide #coloringbooks #journals #activitybook #photography @UlyssesPress @rocky_nook

Here is another HUGE #HolidayGiftGuide post!!! So many great gifts #coloringbooks #journals #activitybook #photography - - - All from the amazing @ulyssespress & @rocky_nook > These books will provide hours of fun and are very thoughtful gifts!!!

Check out these amazing titles and more at the links below:


Saturday, November 12, 2022

#MMBBR #Showcase #DearWildChild @wallacejnichols @abramskids @mediamastersbks


The art echoes the text’s emphasis on beauty rather than loss. . .In the event’s aftermath, the affecting story’s tone remains openhearted, concluding with sentiments that encourage resilience and reflect on the nature of home." ―Publishers Weekly

"It’s a touching sentiment that reminds readers of all ages that our lives are defined not by our material possessions but by the memories we make. . .Intricate and emotional."

Kirkus Reviews


In the shade of ancient redwood trees, by a creek, not far from the ocean, a father builds a house for his newborn daughter, where she grows up wild and strong in their coastal canyon home. When a wildfire takes back their beloved house, a father writes his now-grown daughter a letter telling her it’s gone. Inspired by the real letter the author wrote his daughter, this poignant story—written together by father and daughter—joyfully declares that a home is more than just wood and stone; it is made of love and can never be taken away. You carry home with you wherever you go.


About the Authors & Illustrator

Wallace Grayce Nichols is a student of sustainable design, problem solver, and water lover.  

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, is a marine biologist and the author of the bestselling book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do. Home is the slow coast of California. 

Drew Beckmeyer is a fine artist, illustrator, and elementary school teacher. He lives in Northern California.  #bluemind #slowcoast #wildchild

#MMBBR #ALightThroughAWindow #HaleyDewey

"A Light Through A Window," pulls the blinds back from the most disfigured and debaucherous versions of ourselves, inviting the reader to abandon the dark and find healing in the beauty of Light.


In reflection of the release, Dewey said, “I am incredibly excited to share my heart with you. I emptied myself on these pages, hoping it would bring you comfort. You are not alone. And, I hope that any lamplight poets out there will step forward and share their faith.”


Dewey is an American poet, doodler and speaker who is widely known on Instagram and various communities through her handle @haleydeweypoet. Online she reaches thousands of people every month through her written works, focusing on the disorder and pain of the 21st century as well as living during an age of political and sexual upheaval.

#MMBBR Extraordinary Women with Cameras: 35 Photographers Who Changed How We See the World @pacificandcourt

Explore 35 of the most groundbreaking, creative female photographers in history and modern times! Ever since photography was invented almost 200 years ago, women have broken barriers and influenced the artform. Now, this first-ever children's book about women photographers tells the stories of 35 of the most talented historical and contemporary shutterbugs.

Filled with colorful illustrations, this book includes stories about Dorthea Lange's haunting portraits of American history, Margaret Bourke-White's bravery as the first female war correspondent in WWII, Florestine Perrault Collins' influential images depicting Black life in the 1920s, and many more. Including explanations of key photography terms, photo project ideas, and suggestions for other women photographers to study, this charming book will inspire children to pick up a camera and make their own incredible photographs.

#MMBBR #AdultColoringBooks @penguinrandomhouse


#MMBBR #AdultColoringBooks are one of my absolute favorite things! I cannot get enough of them! I actually own so many I lost count. I color a lot in the winter when the days shorten and the weather cools. I also love giving them as gifts. These three are so fun and there is something for everyone. Check them out!! @penguinrandomhouse

Friday, October 21, 2022

#MMBBR #Review #FirstLine #TheFamilyGame by @CatSteadman via @netgalley #NetGalley @penguinrandom #BallantineBooks #Thriller

The Family GameThe Family Game by Catherine Steadman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a read!!! A rollercoaster of thrills and chills. I could not out this book down. I am still reeling and processing it! I loved that I never knew what was going to happen, which kept me on my toes. I marveled at how perfectly the story unfolded. This book is not to be missed!

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