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    Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker

    I’m back with a holiday appropriate book review just in time for Christmas! I just finished reading Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker yesterday and had to write down my thoughts on the book before the holiday passed. The novel is written by famous author, Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. Knowing that and the fact that I adore The Nutcracker I wanted to read this to get me in the Christmas mood. I won’t get into too much detail about the book because I don’t want to give anything away, but it centers around Dirk Drosselmeyer, the old uncle or godfather with the eye patch…

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    Book Review: Jasmine

    I’m back with a book review as I’ve just finished the book Jasmine last night. This book by Bharati Mukherjee was the book my students and I chose for our book club. One of my students brought it up and said she wanted to read it because it was on our AP Literature list and after taking a vote between that and another book – Jasmine won out. I’m going to be totally honest about this book – I’m not sure why it’s on an AP Literature list. I think the premise is great, but the development of the story seems lacking and a lot of it is just…weird. The main character, Jyoti,…

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    May 2017 Favorites

    And just like that it’s the end of May! I’ve been so busy this month that it’s been hard to keep track of everything but I’ve kept a running list of things I’ve been loving this month so I could do this post. Also, the 3 day weekend has me so confused and thrown with what day of the week it is! For my first favorite of the month, I’ve been loving my gold & green Hashtag Sunnies. They’re incredibly lightweight and I love the gold and green combo. You can use my code NewShades4You for 10% off your order! My next favorite is my Clarins Lip Comfort Oil that I got from…