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Book Chat: Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch

One of the perks of (past-tense) working in the publishing industry is knowing people behind the scenes of cool new books… especially when your former co-workers are awesome people who still send you new titles that they know you will love! Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch: 30 Daring Designs to Celebrate Daring Women, by Anna Fleiss and Lauren… Continue reading Book Chat: Feminist Icon Cross-Stitch

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Book Chat: The Four Tendencies

It’s been a little while since we’ve had some book chat, but what better time than a Monday morning after a holiday? I love Gretchen Rubin so of course I had to read her latest book about habits! The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other… Continue reading Book Chat: The Four Tendencies

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Book Chat: Sentimental Crafting

Who’s up for some impromptu book chat? I just read two crafting books with similar themes of sentimental sewing projects and can’t help but share! Both books feature cameo quilts, which is what set off the lightbulb to do a double review! Making something useful instead of storing sentimental things like fabric or artwork appeals… Continue reading Book Chat: Sentimental Crafting

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Book Chat: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

Whenever the seasons start to change, I always find myself on a purging bender… so Marie Kondo’s latest book came into my life at exactly the right moment! (She would say that’s no coincidence.) Ready for some Monday morning book chat? Next up… The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story, written by Marie… Continue reading Book Chat: The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up

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Book Chat: Jane of Austin

What’s better on a Monday morning than book chat? This one pairs especially well with tea and scones. Next up… Jane of Austin: A Novel of Sweet Tea and Sensibility, by Hillary Manton Lodge “Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience – or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope.” ― Jane… Continue reading Book Chat: Jane of Austin

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Book Chat: Of Cats and Men

It’s Monday morning, let’s get into some book chat! Next up… Of Cats and Men: Profiles of History’s Great Cat-Loving Artists, Writers, Thinkers, and Statesmen, by Sam Kalda “My relationship with cats has saved me from a deadly, pervasive ignorance.” — William S. Burroughs Start date: 7/16/2017 Finish date: 7/17/2017 Genre: Nonfiction Format: Hardcover Source: Blogging for Books 3… Continue reading Book Chat: Of Cats and Men

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Book Chat: The Gatekeepers

It’s Monday morning, let’s get into some book chat! I’ve never followed politics so closely as I have since the 2016 election, so this book was right up my alley. Next up… The Gatekeepers: How the White House  Chiefs of  Staff Define Every Presidency, by Chris Whipple “If it’s between good and bad, somebody else will deal… Continue reading Book Chat: The Gatekeepers

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Book Chat: Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

As you know, sleep training has taken up a large portion of my brain this month, and I have so many thoughts about Ferber’s book (AKA the Sleep Training Bible) that it deserves it’s own post. Let’s dive into some Monday morning book chat! Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, by Richard Ferber, MD  “Priceless advice… Continue reading Book Chat: Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

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Book Chat: Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours

Happy Monday! It stormed all weekend long and I managed to curl up with a book and a cup of tea during a naptime or two, which puts me in the mood for some book chat. Today’s book would be perfect inspiration for a rainy weekend! Next up… Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours: Patterns and… Continue reading Book Chat: Yellow Owl Workshop’s Make It Yours

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Book Chat: Portrait Revolution

Monday morning is the perfect time for some book chat, right? Next up… Portrait Revolution: Inspiration from Around the World for Creating Art in Multiple Mediums and Styles, by Julia L. Kay “From doodles to digital, from oils to inks, variety abounds at Julia Kay’s Portrait Party.” Start date: 3/30/2017 Finish date: 4/3/2017 Genre: Non-Fiction Format: Paperback Source: Blogging… Continue reading Book Chat: Portrait Revolution