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It's Not Fall Yet, Grab Your Beach Towel!

I know, everybody is stocking back to school supplies and we are too.  You can be totally prepared and buy all of the things that you need without giving up your last month of summer.  Or, if you are like me, and "back to school" is something that you just remember with nostalgia from your own childhood because you do not have any children, you might be pretty dang stoked to keep the summer going.  I have been working a lot, but coveting the beach time that I have in spare moments.  Either way that you slice it, it might be time to party...beach and book style!  So,

The Perfect Beach Book

Every year I struggle to find “the” perfect beach book. For me, this is a very important emotional decision. I find that during the height of summer heat my attention wanes and I only want to swim and not read. As such, the beach book becomes the fun read of the year, a time when I can be playful more than serious. I do not want the book to be too fluffy nor too deep. It needs to hit the perfect storm for me; a blend of compulsive readability, can’t-unsee-situations, and provocative characterization.

Review - Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie is a young woman from the village of Market Chipping. After the death of her father, her step-mother asks her and her two sisters, Lettie and Martha, to acquire apprenticeships to help with the home finances. Lettie works in a local pastry shop while Martha is passed along to her mother’s friend, Mrs. Fairfax, to be her assistant. Sophie remains in the family’s hat shop, making the wares and helping the customers. One day, she is approached by an elderly witch who enchants her out of a jealous spite.


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