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Booking It is Back! Here are My January Reads

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Want to get the low down on great books to read? Start Booking It with us! For those of you who’ve been around here awhile, you might remember the monthly feature, Booking It. For years on a monthly basis, I shared books I had read while readers got a chance to share which books they’d read and […]

How to Give a Kindle Book Gift (& Why It’s Awesome to Do So)

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Wondering how to give a Kindle Book gift? Or even why you should do so? The kindle is an amazing bit of technology! And its ebooks makes great gifts. This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. […]

Cranberry Christmas Cookies

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Cranberry Christmas Cookies, featured in the children’s book, Cranberry Christmas, are amazingly, surprisingly good. Tart and sweet, they’re packed with flavor.  This post contains one or more Amazon affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for supporting this site! I may just […]

Book Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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Want to know what all this life-changing magic is all about? Here’s my review of the organizing and “tidying” book written by Japanese author, Marie Kondo.

Enjoy the 50 Books Reading Guide

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Read and enjoy with your kids fifty books that will entertain as well as inform. The reading guide, Fifty Books to Enjoy with Kids, will help you provide extension activities to each book on the list. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of these Amazon links, I am […]

10 Great Book Series for Kids

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Want to get reading with your kids? Here are ten books series that have been FishFam-tested.  This post was originally posted on January 20, 2013. These books are still my favorites! Since I am a bookworm, it was really important to me that our kids love to read. FishPapa loves to read, so it sounded […]

Win a Devotional Bible from Tyndale House (CLOSED)

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The following post is sponsored by Tyndale House. Enter to win a copy of The Daily Walk Bible. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: quirkyfate@, simplymichele@, jamiegriffith768@ It’s true that the New Year is a great time to start some new habits, but I think it’s important not to fixate too much on starting right […]

Read More Good Books {Day 5 to a Renewed You}

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Refresh yourself with a good book. Here’s what I’m planning to read in the new year. Today’s assignment is to choose a good book and start reading. Every year near the end I start thinking about the books I want to read in the next year. I’ve been doing this for at least ten years […]