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Experiences Inspired by Books

Make Coding “App”-etizing for Students

Make Coding “App”-etizing for Students

Last week, Missouri's governor Mike Parson announced that all schools in the state will remain closed through the end of the school year. It wasn't a surprise for most of us educators, but the announcement sure sucked. We teachers miss our kids! And we're especially...

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Speaking Graphically

Speaking Graphically

Woah! It’s almost been a YEAR since I last posted, and the main reason for that is my happy, healthy almost one-year old-son! I can’t even believe how fast the last eleven months have gone, but they haven’t left much time for reading or writing. That changed this past...

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Synth-esize with Me

Synth-esize with Me

This week's #plotdrivenlife experience is one of my favorite to date. Not only did it send me down a rabbit hole of other reading, it required a serious commitment from both me and Mike to call it a success. More on that in a sec, but first, let me introduce the book...

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The Price of Beauty

The Price of Beauty

I REALLY had to put on my big-girl pants for this week's #plotdrivenlife experience, but first, let me share a book that had me thinking about its message long after I finished it: Dhonielle Clayton's, The Belles: In the fantastical land of Orleans, Camellia...

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Not So Far From the Tree

Not So Far From the Tree

There are many things I wish I had done better in 2018, but the beauty of the new year is that we get to make fresh, new promises to ourselves and dream about what could be in the coming months. As I reflected on 2018, I thought about this little blog and how much...

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Stranger than Fiction

Stranger than Fiction

Rewind a Minute Well, it's been entirely too long since I last shared a new #plotdrivenlife adventure, but I hope that this update to a post I wrote in 2017 will absolutely blow your mind and prove to you that books change lives! In August 2017, I wrote a post...

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Moxie, #metoo & MacGyver

Moxie, #metoo & MacGyver

Podcast Driven Life I have to admit that I've been living more of a Podcast Driven Life lately, and I'm cringing at how far behind I am on my Goodreads Challenge for the year. However, I think the lessons I'm learning from the podcasts I'm currently addicted to are...

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Puzzle Mania!

Puzzle Mania!

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Happy holidays, everybody! My gift to you this week is a recommendation to read one of the best books I read in 2017: The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. Historical fiction doesn’t get any...

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Countdown to My Death

Will Roadtrip for Books

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon I love a good romance, and I took the recommendation of Emily Hall, owner of a local indie bookshop called Main Street books, when I picked up this week's book: When Dimple Met Rishi.  Dimple Shah yearns to make a name for...

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Countdown to My Death

This Blog Goes to the Dogs

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis If you're looking for a spooky book to read this Halloween, may I suggest The Female of the Species? Author Mindy McGinnis is also responsible for one of my favorite 2017-18 Gateway nominees called A Madness So Discreet; the...

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Get in My Belly!

Get in My Belly!

It's been a while since I lasted posted, but I hope to have several posts for you over the next few weeks! North of Happy by Adi Alsaid We are fast approaching the season of food. Thanksgiving is a month away, and if you celebrate Christmas like I do, you might...

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Balloons, Bonbons & Bacon

Balloons, Bonbons & Bacon

I love it when other people share their own #plotdrivenlife experiences, and one of my favorite fellow librarians, Shannon Grieshaber, recently shared one with me in her own recent blog post. In my opinion, the coolest part about planning a #plotdrivenlife experience...

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