Wednesday, July 12, 2017

SO EXCITED!!


So through the Instagram thing I met Kate at The Loud Library. She started a group to review all sorts of Literature .... Children's, Middle School & YA ..... and I get to be apart of that .... to say that I am honored and excited is an UNDERSTATEMENT!!!   She makes me want to be a better reader and Librarian .. to push the envelop and think outside the box. If you get a chance pop over to her BLOG and check out some of the amazing books she has read!! 

PS - I also do some reading for NetGalley - which I love as well!!! 

Professional Development on my Own

So last summer I created an Instagram account for myself .... just for teachery and library type stuff. I am totally a visual person so I figured some fun pictures would inspire me in my teaching. Well it did ... I got ideas after ideas and found some I passed along to friends as well. I see ideas I wish I had time for , some I wish I had resources for and also simple pick me up inspiration on days I'd rather be in bed with the covers over my head. 

The one thing I found that I NEVER in my wildest dreams did I find was FRIENDS!!! Friends from around the world that face the same things I do and then some. I found people who got what I felt about being a Librarian and teacher. They understood what it was like to spend a day with amazing children and children who would need an extra push and encouragement. 

If you have not ever thought about searching out a group on Instagram to help make you a better person, mother, teacher, wife, leader, friend ..... take a minute to search out some hashtags of what inspires you. You just might find some people that make your life a little richer and FUN!!! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Calling All Mommies ..... New Release

Jenny Hale .... she has done it again! A heartfelt, feel book, beach book that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy!!!!!

CALLING ALL MOMMIES  ...... This is the perfectly perfect written beach book! Great way to start your summer reading. If you aren't headed to the beach, maybe you'll be pool side or simply curled up during nap time ... it will leave you felling happy as a clam.

Callie and her best friend Olivia have gone and done it .... they bought the bed and breakfast that they so admired their whole lives down in the Outer Banks across from Olivia's grandmother.

Callie is too busy getting ready for their grand opening to to focus on anything else ... especially LOVE. TOO bad she has caught the attention of a local guy. Just when happiness is starting to make its way into everyone's life a little mystery arrives. Will they figure it all out and will everyone still feel the same?


BEFORE I FALL THE MOVIE



February 12th is just another ordinary day for Sam and her charmed life  .... well that is until it turns out it's actually her last one. She is stuck in a groundhog effect and relives this day over and over for more than a week. 

This story is taken from the amazing novel written by Lauren Oliver.

I just finished watching the movie .... nervously I must admit!!!!! That's due to the fact that I LOVED, LOVED the book!!!!! I was afraid that the screen writers would not be able to do the story justice in translating it to the big screen .... but they did a great job in recreating this heart warming story.





Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Little Saturday FUN FACTOR


So I came into work today .. yes it's Saturday, but there is always something to do. Of course no one said Saturday at work can't be fun! Right? well, a little fun is always good for the soul. 

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

New Author ... Adriana Mathers



Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?

Salem, Massachusetts is the site of the infamous witch trials and the new home of Samantha Mather. Recently transplanted from New York City, Sam and her stepmother are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Sam is the descendant of Cotton Mather, one of the men responsible for those trials and almost immediately, she becomes the enemy of a group of girls who call themselves The Descendants. And guess who their ancestors were?


This is my first read of the new year and it is definitely a 5 STAR book!!! Total Salem Witch Trials meets Mean Girls. I couldn't contain myself or read fast enough! The flow of the story is amazing and you just can't wait to see what happens on the next page!!  Adriana Mathers has amazingly cool family tree and creates an utterly fancinating fictional story for totally Nonfictional events in history. She is a true breathe of fresh air in the YA family!!!  

Ad How To Hang A Witch to your To Be Read pile!!! 
You won't be sorry! 👍🏻

New Year Word




So my friend Lodo and I in the past have picked a "word of the year." One year we picked the word SHINE and one year we picked the word BE. This year Lodo and I picked different words. 

She has picked GROW... she hopes to grow through her learning and love for technology and with her children ... cause lets face it our kiddos are growing so quickly if we blink we have missed it. Our kiddos are at the age were they are reaching amazing milestones and so involved in everything. 

My word is FOCUS .... I get distracted easily sometimes so I am hoping to be better at focusing .... on my family , my job and ME!! I plan to focus a little more on myself .... walking more, choosing healthier foods , ect. So here's to a new year and a little more FOCUS in my life .... and more greatness!!!