Tag: Mother

  • 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: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox Author: Eoin Colfer Series: Artemis Fowl Published: July 2008 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Pages: From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 Finally, after months and months of failing miserably and being distracted by so many other adventures, I finally finished Eoin Colfer’s sixth Artemis Fowl novel, The Time Paradox. The Time […]

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  • Book Review: Atlantia by Ally Condie

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Atlantia Author: Ally Condie Series: None Published: 2014 Publisher: Dutton Penguin Pages: 298 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 7/10 I saw the cover of Atlantia by Ally Condie one day while I perused Barnes and Noble’s website, and immediately I was hooked. Recently, I’ve been breaking into the young adult genre for unknown […]

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  • Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: A Great and Terrible Beauty Author: Libba Bray Published: 2003 Publisher: Random House Pages: 403 From: Barnes and Noble Rating: 9/10 Lately, I’ve been in the mood for literature that doesn’t require very much thinking. Novels like that can be exhilarating because of the entertainment value behind them, rather than the literary value. […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Cats are big, but fun, responsibilities

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, September 4, 2014] For those who don’t know yet, I recently got a cat. He’s a black and white thing, about a year and a-half old, and is named Pawter (since I’m a big Harry Potter nerd and love puns). Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin

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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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  • Girl on Fire: My first half marathon finished, second coming up

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+Linkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, May 1, 2014] Rain and hail felt like pinpricks against my skin as I ran, staring at the sidewalk, through Olathe, Kan. Soon after, the rain slowed to the occasional drop and the sun peaked out through the clouds while I ran along an asphalt trail through trees. […]

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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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  • Book Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailGoogle+LinkedinTitle: Sharp Objects Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2006 Publisher: Shaye Areheart Books Pages: 272 From: Walmart Rating: 9/10 I was watching TV and someone in the show mentioned Agatha Christie. Right then I had the urge to read a mystery novel, preferably something Christie wrote like And Then There Were None. I ran to […]

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