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Book Review: When Stars Are Scattered

I have not done a book review in a while! It is time… This book is a children’s graphic novel. But stick with me. This one is worth reading as an adult even if you don’t have any kids at home and who are the right age. I am familiar with one of the authors, Jamieson, who has written some of my sons’ favorites: All’s Faire in Middle School and Roller Girl, both of which I have read so many times I can recite lines. My son requested this book months ago from the library, when he heard she had a new book coming out. The request list for this one is quite long. Due dates for books have been postponed in our county...

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YA Book review roundup!

What do you say when your son wants to check out a very sexist graphic novel from the library? * “No way, not on my card, kiddo.” That is in fact what I said: a first reaction that just came flying out of my mouth. This, of course, put him on the defense. When you are dealing with a teen, that is no way to have an influence. Actually, that is no way to convince anyone to consider another point of view, regardless of their age. So here goes parenting, take two. When he objected, I made a deal. I said. “If I check this out for you, I will also check out feminist books that you will be required...

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Book Review: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

Since many of you on my email list are also small business owners, or are somewhat involved in the marketing aspect of your job, I thought it would be apropos to include a review of one of the business books I’ve read. One of the challenges for us small business owners is keeping up with social media and really “getting it” when it comes to each one. And of course, there are always new ones popping up. This book is a good intro to the basics of social media marketing, with great examples and explanations of some of the most popular current ones. Since these platforms are in constant flux, some of the specific tips are no longer current, but...

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