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Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it’s Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO!

George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?

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My TBR pile is out of control!!

Although books are my happy place, currently my TBR pile has been a major source of anxiety.

I know that I now own enough books to fuel my reading habit for years to come. This does not stop me from buying more. I know where to find the good book sales! I try to stay away, but I keep getting sucked back in. Where else can you find hours of entertainment for $5.99…how could you pass that up?? There are so many awesome books coming out all the time! I plan to read so many of them immediately, and then somehow they get pushed further down the TBR list. I also moderate a book club once a month, so there is no getting around that inevitable purchase.

I know what you are all thinking! Borrow it from the library. Well, I simply cannot. I have this uncontrollable urge to own the books I read. I used to go to the library all the time, but I just ended up buying the books I liked anyway, and there are very, very few books that I dont like at least a little.Β I like knowing I can pick up a title at any given time and re-read! Also, I do lend out books to trusted friends so they can experience and share feelings as well!

And I know what you are thinking now! Digital books Lindsey! They take up no room and they are much less expensive! Well, friends, e-books are just not for me. I have tried them. It’s not like I’m not even going to give them a chance. I own 2 e-readers, but absolutely nothing beats curling up on the couch with a hot cup of tea and an actual, physical book in my lap. I love the way they smell! I love the way the book spine feels in my hand! I love the way they look displayed on my many, and multiplying, shelves!

However, the problem is not running out of space for my many books. Well, it kind of is. It will be. But I am prepared to deal with that problem. The problem is the anxiety I feel when I look at all the books and realize that I cannot speed read and I have to do grown up things like work and sleep. The desire to read all of the books at once is overwhelming. I almost always have an overly ambitious monthly TBR pile. I usually only accomplish about 1/3 if I’m lucky. I just ALWAYS get WAY too EXCITED!!! There are so many epic sounding, potentially life altering stories to discover!!!

Another source of my stress is shelf organization. I would love nothing more than to organize my shelf by color, but my insides scream NO!!! when I think about my series like divergent and beautiful creatures being separated. I had my books separated by age group, and that seemed to be going just fine until I decided to make it harder on myself. Then they were separated by read and not read, reviewed and not reviewed, and age group. Β And the prettiest and most important books are displayed at eye level if I can manage. Of course. I just keep shuffling them around. I suppose that is half the fun though πŸ™‚

I am going to be moving soon! Which means that I have to re-locate my books! Sooo, I’m going to try out the whole dividing books by color thing. Worst case scenario I go crazy for a little while and then I put them back in the obsessive order I know and love. I’ll let you know how it goes!!

I want to know what book stressors you are facing! Also, do you divide your books into categories? Which ones?

Some Day You Will Be Old Enough to Start Reading Fairy Tales Again – C.S. Lewis

I can totally relate to this C.S. Lewis quote! It seems that the older I get, the younger my reading taste becomes! I have only read a handful of books that were not considered teen or children books. Β I have loved teen books even before I was a teen, and they continue to be my go to choice. My favorite age group for books right now is ages 9-12 or middle grade. I have a special place in my heart for the age group 6-8 or early readers as well,…and that special place in my heart just seems to keep growing. Who can’t resist a great storybook? Reading a really great story out loud to a room full of children just gives me the best feeling in the world!

What it really comes down to is that I’m actually not embarrassed to tell people that I primarily read children and young adult books. I’m sad to say that I once was! Β I used to hate the looks that people gave me and the comments about immaturity and acting like a grown up.

The fact of the matter is I am proud to say that I know exactly what is inside that book that your son or daughter is reading. I consider myself pretty darn great at recommending books that you will love and get the most from! And I am proud to be a helping hand for a cause as important as literacy for our future generations!

Not to mention kids books are just fun πŸ˜‰

So, do what you love!

Everything else will fall in place πŸ˜‰

Pig the Pug by Aaron Blabey

Pig is the greediest Pug in the world. He is ill-tempered, rude and unreasonable. When Pig the Pug is asked to share his toys, something unexpected happens. Hopefully Pig has learned a lesson!


Pig the pug is such a fun story! I had found this book by accident when someone had asked me to help them find a book on pug dogs. The cover illustration was so intriguing I just had to take a look inside!

This silly story of a pug named pig who just won’t share gives us plenty of opportunities to talk about right and wrong, nice and not so nice, and how to be a good friend! It really talks about sharing in a fun way!

Bonus points for the fact that it rhymes!! Books that rhyme are just so much fun to read to kids! And if they like to read books repeatedly, like the kids I read to do, it very quickly turns into a learning tool!

I give this book *8/10*