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mine + ours: books #9

MINE: Circe: I feel like this word is cheesy, but I really was dazzled by this book. Ha! It was so beautifully written! I don’t know a ton about Greek Mythology so I wasn’t sure I’d even care about this story, but I was totally enthralled by it. And my friends who do know a lot about it said it stayed true to all the stories and characters, so I felt like I learned a lot about the subject too! I listened to it and was obsessed with the narrator, but there are pros to reading it. Right off the … Read more

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mine + ours: books #8

April was a GOOD reading month for me. I had lots of travel time and the book picks were all excellent so I cruised through! Here’s what I’ve got for you: MINE: Audible: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. This is a story about the walls we put up and the courage and vulnerability it takes to break them back down. It’s so funny and then also knocks you off your feet with some sadness, too. I say listen to this because the book is set in Glasgow, Scotland and the accents make it even more hilarious. I absolutely adored it. Also, … Read more

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mine + ours: books #7

MINE: I listened to Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. It is the story of three families living in the picture perfect planned town of Shaker, Ohio. It “explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood – and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.” It is the top 10 most read books on Amazon right now and just got picked up for a 8 episode series on Hulu with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington at the helm of production. I am always glad when I read a … Read more

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mine + ours: books #6

February Book Picks reviewed! MINE: I read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. This is my FIRST Picoult book I’ve ever read. Holy cow. It was beautiful. I was breathless several times. Got chills several times. The story is so well done and it’s an amazing audio production, too. All about racism and redemption and equity over equality. I absolutely loved it. 4 stars, easy. The language is tough, but only in the white supremacist’s chapters. It’s already in development to be a movie so hurry and read it before you can’t unsee the actors in your mind.  OURS: Hayes … Read more

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kids with intense feelings

I spoke about my intense child the other day on Insta Stories and it erupted in some really good conversation. I promised several of you that I would get all the goods into a post and here it is! There are truly so many of us, I hope that the more we are open and honest about our challenges with these kids who feel deeply and are still learning how to navigate those feelings, the better ALL our situations will become. More tools, more ideas, more compassion, more understanding, more light and laughter and fun, too! There are several amazing … Read more

mine + ours: books #5

Reviewing Books Read in December 2018! MINE: The Untethered Soul — This was my December book pick after reading a SLEW of similar books. It was interesting to see how they all sort of recycled the same truths but this book had something that I hadn’t read anywhere before. And that was to view your inner dialogue, your incoming thoughts, the negative and positive self talk as other. Or not from you. Just stimuli or information that you let pass through you. It was so true to me to read that our thoughts cause nearly all of our discomfort throughout … Read more

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mine + ours: books #4

October book pick reviews are here! I am reading THE UNTETHERED SOUL for NOVEMBER among a couple others. I’ll pipe in if anything looks promising! MINE: THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR A freaking page turner to be sure but are these people for real?! If you can forget about their horrible choices, suspend your disbelief that anyone would actually some of these things, it’s so entertaining and a great book to reignite your desire to read. A page-turner about a couple who’s infant daughter goes missing. Twists and turns truly on every page. OURS: GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS This … Read more

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FRYday

Holy smokes this week was nuts. There are so many wonderful things in the pipeline for Small Fry and that always means exhaustion and then waiting and then I get to share. So, step one is hopefully complete for while! We have UEA this weekend so the kids are home and it is also mine and Russ’ 12 year anniversary today! We had plans to go to Vegas for a couple days but we had to cancel due to some needs at the house. So we’re sticking around here! We’d love to go somewhere special for dinner either in Utah … Read more

mine + ours: books #3

Are you guys proud? I actually finished September’s books before the end of the month! With a week or so to spare even! MINE: Hardcopy // The War of Art THIS book!! If you are in a creative position. If you are running like hell toward a goal (to quote Susan who also suggested this book to me), a calling, a future, read this book. If you are wrestling with fear and failure and inspiration and resistance, it is for you. It is short spurt like chapters that you can pick up for 2 minutes or pour over for an … Read more

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five star books

I talk a lot about books here on the blog but I realized I needed ONE post with a good overview of my very favorite books to direct people to! You can hear all about why I love a good book on @jennaskitchen Insta Stories today!I should’ve been a humanities major because that is my favorite way to learn… about politics, pop culture, art, music, war, invention, social climates shape an era or story. These stories will transport you to a different time or teach you in a really well rounded way. These Is My Words – The Wild Wild … Read more

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