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FireFly Book Review – The Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas

The Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book sits in the kitchen at all times. As a mother of 5 it isn’t always easy to find something everyone will eat. Even though we have been vegetarians for 14 years, we still look for new recipes to complete our weekly menu. The Vegetarian Family Cookbook…

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Books that Change Lives

There are books that you read that you feel a deep connection to.  Some have even said that books have changed their lives. A good book will inspire, perhaps give suggestion on how to become a better spouse, parent, business person, ect.  Life changing books have been said to bring people out of depression or guide their grieving process. When my best friend died…

Book Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

  The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman My rating: 5 of 5 stars “Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any…

DWF Review of The Fault in Our Stars Movie

My girls and I just came back from an afternoon showing of the movie The Fault in Our Stars adapted from the book by the same name by author John Green. I won’t spoil the movie for you, so don’t worry. But it is very good. I wasn’t sure how I was going to like it, as most often I…

Book Review:Funny Once: Stories by Antonya Nelson

Funny Once: Stories by Antonya Nelson My rating: 2 of 5 stars Short stories are often some of the best books because you really get right to the point. Some writers are really good at writing short stories because they know how to give the characters depth at the same time they are bringing the story to a peak. Funny…

FireFly Book Review – The Child Thief by Brom

The Child Thief by Brom My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Child Thief has remained one of my favorite books of all time. I read it a few years ago and it has been at the top of my list every time I talk about books. I don’t have a lot of favorites, but this one is truly so…

Guest Blogger: Lord Taltos’s review of The Wee Free Men

“I don’t know a single spell. I don’t even have a pointy hat. My talents are an instinct for making cheese and not running around panicking when things go wrong. Oh, and I’ve got a toad.” -Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men   I first read this book because I’ve been a fan of Sir Terry Pratchett for decades. Until…

Firefly Book Review: Unwind by Neil Shusterman

Unwind by Neal Shusterman My rating: 4 of 5 stars At first I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about reading a young adult book about a bunch of kids. But I have to say this is perhaps the best book I have read all year. I loved the way the book had great flow and stories woven…

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