Tag Archives: death

Putting Piper to Sleep

As I’ve said before, this blog isn’t only about books and storytimes.  Occasionally, I chose to write about my life.  This week, my family had to put our 114 pound German Shepherd, Piper, to sleep.  It was awful. Ten months … Continue reading

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Book Review – My Father’s Words by Patricia MacLachlin

By Awnali Mills Finn and Fiona’s father died on the way to work. With the aid of their mother, a neighbor, and one of their father’s patients, they’re trying to keep their father’s memories alive.  Soon they discover that their … Continue reading

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Book Review – Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler

By Awnali Mills I don’t say much about it here on the blog but life has been…difficult lately.  One misfortune after another has plagued my family for a few years now—cancer in more than one family member (including myself), unemployment, … Continue reading

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Book Review – Lily’s Mountain by Hannah Moderow

By Awnali Mills Lily’s father is a great outdoorsman, and he has taught his daughters well.  That is how Lily knows for sure that the reports of his death on Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, have to be wrong.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review – Matylda, Bright & Tender by Holly McGhee

By Awnali Mills Sussy and Guy are, in the immortal words of Forrest Gump, just like peas and carrots. They’ve been best friends forever.  Guy’s mother won’t allow him to have pets, but they’re able to talk Sussy’s father into … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review – Spellbinder by Helen Stringer

By Awnali Mills My newest listen on my daily commute was Spellbinder by Helen Stringer.  Belladonna’s parents are dead, but that doesn’t mean they’re gone.  Nope.  They’re ghosts, and they (mostly) carry on as though they are living.  That is, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd

By Awnali Mills When I told a co-worker that I loved The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd, she laughed and said that I love everything I read. Huh. That is so not true. But it is true that I … Continue reading

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