Stuff Every Mom Should Know
Stuff Every Mom Should Know by Heather Gibbs Flett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book as a review copy from Quirk Books. While I am not a mom, I did enjoy the tricks and advice given in this small format. I think this will be a great addition to any new mom’s collection of baby books to be ready for parenthood and all of its trial and tribulations. It is the perfect size to carry around in a diaper bag or purse from a quick look up. Definitely a good one for parents, new and old.

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How to Con Your Kid: Simple Scams for Mealtime, Bedtime, Bathtime--Anytime!
How to Con Your Kid: Simple Scams for Mealtime, Bedtime, Bathtime–Anytime! by David Borgenicht
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great book that I received from Quirk Books for review. Great for new parents and old who are trying to find out how best to maintain their sanity while also keeping their child happy. Reading through this made me reflect on some of the cons that I know my parents have used on me and that my sister-in-law uses on her two daughters. Very good for parents and to-be parents.

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Review: The Amber Spyglass

February 29, 2012

The Amber Spyglass
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Again I just have massive amounts of love for this entire series. I always try and read the last one hundred pages much slower than I do the other books because it is so sad and perfect and wonderful. Lyra and Will have really developed as characters and the worlds around them are collapsing and they have to find a way to put it all back together. The love that blooms between them is just perfect for everything and reminds every reader of their first love and how all-encompassing it is. I also adore the small touches Pullman makes with noting the moments that these characters will remember for the rest of their lives. It is fantastic and a perfect ending for the series.

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Review: The Subtle Knife

February 20, 2012

The Subtle Knife
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After “The Golden Compass” you have to read this one immediately. I meant to read this along with Mark Reads (http://markreads.net/reviews/2011/06/mark-reads-the-subtle-knife-chapter-1/) but I finished the book too quickly. I love that we start following Will and seeing his life and how he becomes a part of the fight against the Authority. Just an amazing second book in the trilogy that makes me beg for more. I’m starting the Amber Spyglass as soon as possible.

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Review: The Golden Compass

February 20, 2012

The Golden Compass
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started re-reading this because I was reading the chapter by chapter review of Mark Reads (http://markreads.net/reviews/category/past-books/his-dark-materials/the-golden-compass/) and it just made me love it even more. This trilogy and this novel is one of my favorites of all time and I just recommend it to everyone because it is so good! Lyra is a badass and every character in here is flawed and fully developed and relatable and the world building… I mean your conscience is anthropomorphised into a daemon that can be the opposite of you and show you the type of person you are. Just fantastic. Words fail me at how awesome this book is. Read it now!

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