ConnieGirl

ConnieGirl

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398 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Top Ten Tuesday: Santa... · 0 replies · +1 points

Seriously great list! I had totally forgotten about the Paper Bag Princess. And I still can't believe The Red Tree is out of print. It's amazing. You might try checking for it on eBay; I think I've seen copies there. And I hadn't ever heard of that Lemony Snickett book. I will definitely have to check it out

405 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Mask of Mo... · 0 replies · +1 points

I know, I can't believe I just happened across this one at a thrift shop having never heard of it. It has been the most invaluable read for me about motherhood.

I wouldn't really say it's full of "practical advice," though... I'd say it just offers a new perspective to help moms prepare emotionally and mentally for the changes that are about to come.

405 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Mask of Mo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Absolutely. I would be interested to hear your thoughts reflecting back on your experiences after reading this book now.

405 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Mask of Mo... · 0 replies · +1 points

Exactly how I feel. You should definitely pick this book up and check it out.

405 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Downton Abbey and Gone... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oh, great point! I hadn't even made that connection in that particular scene.

405 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Downton Abbey and Gone... · 0 replies · +1 points

I see your point, but as Downton Abbey is a series with no defined ending, I think they are merely developing her character more gradually. I think we have a lot of Scarlett-esque changes yet to see in Mary.

Also, remember in season 2, when Mary served as Matthew's nurse?

405 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Feminine M... · 1 reply · +1 points

I have really been looking forward to your review of this, Christina. But like we talked about, I think I need to wait and read this a few years down the road, and not when I'm a few weeks away from having my first child and becoming a SAHM.

409 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Casual Vac... · 0 replies · +1 points

Oooh make sure you do come back and let me know. I don't think I've read a review yet from someone who HASN'T read Harry Potter. I'm interested to hear your perspective.

409 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Casual Vac... · 0 replies · +1 points

Awesome, come back after you read it and weigh in.

409 weeks ago @ The Blue Bookcase - Review: The Casual Vac... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yep, that's exactly the point I was trying to convey in this review. Just because it's a different Rowling than we've yet seen doesn't make it inauthentic. I think people are so fond of Potter they feel a sense of ownership over the books and, apparently, the author, that they KNOW JK Rowling, and this is not the JK Rowling they KNOW.