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Bake Sale Favorites

I’ve truly entered a new phase in mommy-dom in the past week; I got to participate in my first bake sale fundraiser.  These put the fun in fundraising!  I was lucky enough to be able to pick the brains of … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cobbler

Last fall, when I was on a weekend get away with hubby to celebrate ten wonderful years,  we were served Chocolate Cobbler at a fabulous little restaurant in Dahlonega, GA.   In May a similar dessert was featured on Pioneer Woman’s … Continue reading

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Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George

  Jessica Day George has offered up a wonderful retelling of a very familiar story in her newest novel Princess of Glass.  Being a sucker for fairy tale retellings, this wasn’t a book I could pass by.  The originality of George’s tale is … Continue reading

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Creating a Party: Theme is the Key

August is a very busy month around here; within six weeks there are seven birthdays in our immediate family.  We have to budget for this time of year like we do for Christmas!  It is also a lot of fun, though, … Continue reading

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Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

Off the coast of Georgia, reachable only by ferry, lies a chain of islands.  At the end of the line is misty, mythic Selkie Island.  Purportedly settled by a pirate who married a mermaid, in bold calligraphy an ancient warning … Continue reading

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A Work In Progress

Welcome to Amuse Books. This is a brand spankin’ new website and work in progress. There may not be much new content until the actual “grand opening” – complete with custom design! – but I welcome you to browse any … Continue reading

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On Parenting in Childrens and Young Adult Literature; or How Harry Gets it Right Again

Children’s picture books frequently feature wonderful relationships between little kids and their parents, or grandparents. Moms are heroes, Dad’s idolized and a day with Grandma is the ultimate fun. Then you get to chapter books. Early chapter books have less … Continue reading

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Nonfictionitis

I’m mostly a fiction reader. Say I read 100 books a year; maybe two or three of those are nonfiction. Sometimes none of them are. The nonfiction I DO read tend to be biographies. My husband is the opposite. He … Continue reading

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FreeRice

I mentioned it in passing in the last entry, but the phenomena that is FreeRice deserves it’s own entry. Looking for a fun way to kill five minutes online? Trying to improve your vocabulary in order to impress your friends … Continue reading

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Web Comics

I spend a lot of time raving over the latest books I’ve read, and forget to give a little love to the things I read right here at my computer every day, or week. Small World Cartoons by Tom Briscoe. … Continue reading

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