Tag: Father

  • Girl on Fire: Happy anniversary

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, August 20, 2015] Today is Aug. 20. Historical events for today include: • the American Civil War ended in 1866, • NASA launched Voyager 2 into space in 1977, • in 1988, a ceasefire was agreed upon after almost eight years of fighting in the Iran-Iraq War, • […]

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  • Book Review: The One by Kiera Cass

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The One Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection Published: 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: From: Walmart Rating: 7/10 The third of American author Kiera Cass’ Selection series has finally been finished, and I must say, I am at least a little bit excited for the fourth novel The Heir. Cass’ novel The One focuses […]

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  • Girl on Fire: The cost of children

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, August 21, 2014] Recently, I have been seeing news stories pop up about raising children and how much it costs to do that. Having children is one of the furthest things from my mind. I’m 25 years old, single and working a job with inconsistent hours. To be […]

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  • Book Review: Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident Author: Eoin Colfer Published: 2002 Publisher: Hyperion Books Pages: 277 From: Barnes and Noble Eoin Colfer’s sequel to his highly-renowned book Artemis Fowl was, I imagine, most anticipated. And, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident was almost better than the first: more technology, funny quips, action and, best of all, […]

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  • Book Review: The Kiss by Kathryn Harrison

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: The Kiss Author: Kathryn Harrison Published: 1997 Publisher: Random House Pages: 207 From: Drake Public Library While I was reading Kathryn Harrison’s disturbing memoir, The Kiss, I was also reading several other books. Those books were a lifesaver. They broke up the dark themes woven throughout the memoir I picked up at a […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Crohn’s: Ranked right next to cancer

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, September 5, 2013] Over Labor Day weekend, I visited family in Minnesota. While I was there, I witnessed the slow deterioration of my aunt, Rhonda. My aunt has Crohn’s disease, and from what I’ve seen of the disease, I rank it right next to cancer in terms of […]

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  • Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Dark Places Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2009 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Pages: 368 From: Walmart Ever since reading Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, I’ve loved the way her mind works. I read more murder mysteries, and eventually found her second novel, Dark Places. It was just as dark and mysterious as her […]

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