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The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan- 5 stars! This author has the most relatable voice and wonderful descriptions of life in the Scottish countryside and all things books. A great story of living out your dream, with a side of romance.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell- 4.5 stars. Very unique and exciting! Newberry Medal winner; Even though it’s written for children, I thought it was so interesting reading about a little Native American girl living and surviving all alone on an island. I read it in a couple of days

The Secret Life of Bees- 5 stars; loved it– kept me interested the whole time. Lots of beautiful imagery and interesting symbols and strong women. I know there’s a movie but I can’t imagine it being as good as the book.

Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan- 4 stars; another nice novel by Jenny Colgan. So far, The Bookshop on the Corner is still my favorite. This one takes place on a remote island, and the woman finds herself through baking and starting a new life.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote- 4 stars; Kind of amazing that this same author wrote In Cold Blood. This story is such a different direction, and would have been more interesting I think if I wasn’t so familiar with the movie.

Cafe by the Sea by Jenny Colgan- 4 stars; I’m starting to see a pattern in these Jenny Colgan books: girl finds herself stuck in dreary job in the city, has an opportunity to move to rural country somewhere in Britain or Scotland and pick up a trade she is passionate about and fall in love. This one was pretty enjoyable.

I have a few more books that were in the works that I’m pretty sure will fall to the wayside since I just had a baby šŸ™‚

Movies:

Saw Giselle the Russian ballet live at the movie theater. Loved it!

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