Author: Grace Godwin

Trigger Warning: Why We Read Books that Make Us Uncomfortable

Trigger warning: the book you are about to read contains content about xyz… The warning is a familiar one, but why do we read on? A couple of months ago, I “discovered” a debut novel by author Teresa Driscoll, I Am Watching You. (See my review of it here.) It’s suspense– a psychological thriller that I couldn’t put down. When I saw that her second novel The Friend was in pre-release, I didn’t waste any time trying to get my hands on an advance copy. The blurb itself gave me pause before reading it. It told me that the book involves a four-year-old boy...

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Blueberry Pizza– The Book with No Pictures

The Children’s Book I Want to Hate (but I just can’t) Why would I hate an amazing book like The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak? Jealousy. Pure, unadulterated jealousy. The concept is so simple, yet brilliant. With no illustrations, this book could have just as easily been published on a home computer. Why didn’t I think of this?!? And kids absolutely adore it. My second son claimed it as his favorite when he was only 18 months old. That blew my mind. There are seriously no pictures! Why would it hold a baby’s interest? Because, as the book says, it...

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Best Parenting Books for New Moms

BEST PARENTING BOOKS FOR NEW MOMS It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. Yes, THAT 3 o’clock. The one that you had barely known existed until three weeks ago when a squirming, helpless, night-owl baby rocked your world. She was so sleepy in the hospital! Now she wants to be awake all. night. long. They really don’t prepare you for this in the birthing classes. Sure, you learned how to breathe and visualize and possibly push, but that’s just one day… What do you do with the baby once he’s home? You cry. You fret. You prop your tired eyes...

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An Honest Review of the Kindle Oasis

On the fence about buying the new Kindle Oasis? I’ve been testing it out, and I’m here with an honest pro/con list so you can make the best decision for your reading habits. Just want the down and dirty? Scroll to the end! The E-reader Debate Like many other diehard (read “older“) readers, I was late to the e-reader game. It seemed a betrayal, a blatant thumbing the nose to my closest friends since childhood. How could I depart from my beloved paper books? The texture, the weight, the smell… especially the smell. I’m pretty much this way with...

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January’s Choice– The 2018 Reading Challenge

Whenever the New Year rolls around and people start talking resolutions, I always tend to think about my age and the passing of time in general. It’s for that reason that I decided on our first month’s reading challenge: read a book that was published the year you were born. This is a search I had never done before and had absolutely no idea what would turn up. Yes, I know that if you participate in this month’s challenge, you’ll have to give up your age. So will I. Here goes. I was born in 1978. And? Nothing. Age...

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