Little Free Library, Book Riot, and More!

Little Free Library

I haven’t checked in with all of you in awhile, so I figured it’s definitely time for an update on what’s going on. Things have been busy, as always, but the biggest change has been a small addition to our front yard. You may have noticed the “Little Free Library” section on the site’s menu […]

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Book Review: Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie – Ranya Tabari Idliby

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Title: Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America Author: Ranya Tabari Idliby ISBN: 9780230341845 Pages: 256 Release Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir, Cultural Source: Publisher Rating: 3 out of 5 Summary: In this memoir, Ranya Tabari Idliby examines her Muslim faith and thinks about how to reconcile it with […]

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Book Review: Hollow City – Ransom Riggs

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Title: Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Author: Ransom Riggs ISBN: 9781594746123 Pages: 400 Release Date: January 14, 2014 Publisher: Quirk Books Genre: Urban Fantasy Source: Publisher Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Summary: In this sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children ,our favorite group of peculiar children is trying to escape their […]

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Weekend Cooking: Beer and Beef Stew

Beef stew. Is there anything better in the winter? What more can I really say? Beef and Beer Stew adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 tablespoon butter, divided 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1.5–2 lbs stew meat, cut into smaller pieces if necessary 2 large onions, chopped 1 tablespoon tomato paste […]

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