The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

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Genre: Fantasy

Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal 

This is the book that beat out Wonder for 2013’s Newbery medal, and I can see why…if the Newbery Medal is the prize for the book that makes you cry the most. Geez Louise. I read it mostly in one sitting and had to stifle my sobs so my husband didn’t think I was nuts. Make sure you have a box of tissues nearby. Continue reading »

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October 11, 2010

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This weekend’s favorites:

Dr. Marlene Freeman at the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health Reproductive Psychiatry Resource and Information Center, who gave us excellent advice and information.

Nemasket Orphaned Animal Haven We adopted Holly and Ivy from this shelter. We said hi to a few of the cats they have for adoption at the Petsmart in Plymouth this weekend.

Tastefully Simple’s Bountiful Beer Bread and Butterscotch Kisses Cocoa Mix

Pandora Radio You can make a station based on your favorite artist – we listened to the Guster station this weekend.

Nick Veasey X-Ray photography, as featured in this month’s National Geographic, which I read while waiting for Eric to finish at the Verizon store.

The N.A. Comets Congrats on their win over Sandwich this weekend.

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October 5, 2010

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Today’s Favorites:

Yogamazing Podcasts (Free on itunes.) Ever since I turned 30, I feel like my body is falling apart, so I’ve been trying to do more  yoga lately (see October 2). These podcasts are about 25 minutes long and are great for any level.

This baby bonobo. I want one!!

Sities, the baby elephant Eric and I are now fostering, because we are suckers for babies, animals and Oprah.

Bubble baths I take a bath about 3 times a week. It always includes a magazine and occasionally includes wine.

Miss Manners I’m addicted.

Victoria’s Secret Pink Smooth Stretchy Hipster underwear Insanely comfortable.

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