I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tips for Tuesday - Books: The Biscuit Series, Total Package Girl and Will You Won't You Want Me

We may have been given some of the books mentioned below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on reading the books. This post also may contain affiliate links, if you click on a link and make a purchase, we may be compensated.
Me - Today I am recommending The Biscuit series by Alyssa Satin Capucilli. It is about a dog named Biscuit. They are great books for little kids. They are very easy to read which makes them great books for kids that are just learning to read. Little kids that like animals especially dogs will particularly enjoy them.

Mom - Today I am recommending two books:
Total Package Girl : Discover the Ultimate You For Life  by Kristi K. Hoffman is a book meant to empower young girls. It teaches them how to be their best selves by believing in themselves and taking charge of their lives and surrounding themselves with people who enhance their lives rather than detract from them among other things. It also talks about things like eating healthy and having a fulfilled inner life. When faced with the world of their every day lives which may include such harsh realities as mean girls, bullies, and peer pressure, I don't think that it is always so easy for young girls to be their best selves and do what is best for themselves and make the right choices even if they have read this book. However, the book does provide a guideline to aim for and shows that is possible to do these things and if reading it motivates a girl to make even small positive changes in her life that is a good thing.
Will You Won't Me Want Me is a novel by Nora Zelevansky. It is about a Marjorie Plum a former high school queen bee who as an adult suddenly finds her life falling apart without a boyfriend, without a job and without an apartment. Then, she moves in with a new roommate, ends up in a relationship with her high school crush and gets a job and her life seems to be heading in the right direction. However, when Marjorie becomes a tutor to a young girl named Belinda,  and gets a new job, and can't stop thinking about her boss her life changes again and she has to find out what it is she really wants for herself in life and not what everyone expects her to want. At first it was a little hard to get into this book because it seemed a little wordy and Marjorie didn't seem like a very likeable character. She just let things happen to her and did not seem very proactive in her life. However, the more I got into it the better I liked it. Marjorie became more likeable the more she took charge of her own life and the more she grew as a character, and the book became more enjoyable to as a result. In the end, it was a good entertaining read.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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