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I have learned through the years that what I read has a strong impact on the way I feel and how I look at life. I have learned to be wise about what I read. As a mother of four, I try to encourage my kids to choose good books. I try to help them to find favorite authors and explore new genres.
Determined to Matter by Jen O'Hara is the compelling story of a family dealing with the diagnosis of their 12-year-old daughter, Shannon, with an inoperable brain tumor.  Most of the book is…
Fall in Love for Life by Barbara "Cutie" Cooper is part memoir, part advice column.  Barbara covers all the bases as she dispenses advice about how you know when you have met that perfect so…
At Home by Bill Bryson is an interesting and eclectic history about how our everyday lives have changed or, in some cases, stayed the same over the last century and a half.  The book describ…
Dewey:  The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vick Myron is a New York Times bestseller that tugs at your heartstrings.  At first glance it may appear to be only about the…
Drawing Out the Dragons by James A. Owen is a treasure chest full of cleverly worded gems of advice that the reader would do well to hold onto as they plot their journey through life.  These…
Danny the Champion of the World is a story about a father and son.  Of course, that is not all it's about, but the relationship between them is so strong that it is likely to be what readers…
The Book of Three is the first book in one of my favorite children's fantasy series--The Chronicles of Prydain.  It is the tale of an adventure embarked on, unintentionally, by a young Assis…
The Host is a science fiction novel, but one that concentrates less on the technical terms of space travel and more on the emotions and relationships experienced by the characters.  Stepheni…
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax follows our favorite grandmother turned CIA agent to the farthest reaches of Turkey where her current assignment has her relying on new friends, and newly acquired karate ski…
I Am a Mother reads a little like a memoir from famous television news personality Jane Clayson Johnson, but it is so much more.  It is a reminder to all mothers everywhere to recognize the …
The Ordinary Princess is a sweet fairy tale that is perfect for young readers.  It follows Amethyst, the seventh princess born in a long line of beautiful princesses.  Her mother, the Queen,…
Heaven is for Real is a feel-good book and a quick read.  It will warm your heart and probably squeeze a few tears from your eyes. Todd Burpo, Colton's father, manages to portray the inno…