Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #99

Welcome to Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com…where book-loving friends hang out together. My husband caught this picture of my oldest daughter and one of her best friends hanging out together this week. It kind of cracked me up. Like mother, like daughter, I suppose.

Book loving friends

I love hanging out with you guys! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week. Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want. (I’ll visit all of them, but I may only comment on one or two of them.)
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Happy linking and have a great week!


Young Avid Readers and Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #98

Happy Booknificent Thursday to everyone! I’m so glad you are here. I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week.

On the Hunt for Good Books

I’ve been involved in a couple of threads on facebook this week with friends looking for books for kids ages 6-11 who are at a high reading level but aren’t ready for more advanced middle grade themes of even light romance, violence, or dark magic. I’ve started a post and have a list of about 30 books I would recommend, but I’m curious what books you might add to the list. Please share your thoughts in the comments below, and I will be posting my list soon! If you come up with some good ones I haven’t thought of yet, I will definitely credit you in the post.

Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want. (I’ll visit all of them, but I may only comment on one or two of them.)
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Happy linking and have a great week!


Happy Mother’s Day Week and Booknificent Thursday #97

Hello, dear reading friends and welcome to Booknificent Thursday! I hope you had an enjoyable Mother’s Day weekend and that the love and honor are still flowing! I was particularly touched by Three Books a Night’s post “How To Be An Excellent Mother: a few observations from Little Bear by Minarik & Sendak” which was linked up last week. If you missed it, you simply must check it out! And of course, if you haven’t read Little Bear or have any little ones in your life who don’t know him yet, hurry over to your neighbourhood bookstore or click here to go to Amazon right now and remedy this situation immediately! :)

I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week. Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want. (I’ll visit all of them, but I may only comment on one or two of them.)
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Happy linking and have a great week!


Why We Do What We Do and Booknificent Thursday #96

Hello, dear reading friends and welcome to Booknificent Thursday! I read a really interesting article this week about why it’s so important for us to review, share, and talk about the books we read. Even though I’m not sure I agree with everything the author said, I thought it was some very good food for thought. I’d be interested to hear your take on this topic in the comments below. Here’s the article by Melinda Viergever.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week. Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want. (I’ll visit all of them, but I may only comment on one or two of them.)
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more. (For the next few weeks, I’m on a pseudo-maternity leave, so I may not be able to visit everyone’s posts like I usually do. For this reason, please do a little extra hopping around and commenting if you can! Thanks!!)

Happy linking and have a great week!

Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #95

Hello, dear reading friends! We’ve had a super busy week and I’m typing this at the very last minute, so I’ll just leave it up to you! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week. Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want. (I’ll visit all of them, but I may only comment on one or two of them.)
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more. (For the next few weeks, I’m on a pseudo-maternity leave, so I may not be able to visit everyone’s posts like I usually do. For this reason, please do a little extra hopping around and commenting if you can! Thanks!!)

Happy linking and have a great week!

Paper Hearts and Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #94

Hello, dear reading friends and welcome to Booknificent Thursday! I mentioned last week that I was reading the book Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh and that I would let you know what I thought. Well, I was not disappointed. The plot read a lot like a Hallmark movie (not a bad thing for me) but with a lot more depth, both in the character development and in the spiritual growth departments. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it if you enjoy that genre!

Paper Hearts cover

I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week. Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want. (I’ll visit all of them, but I may only comment on one or two of them.)
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Happy linking and have a great week!

What I’m reading these days and Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #93

Hello, dear reading friends! How has your week been? I confess that I found myself quite shocked this week to look at the calendar and see that it is not only April already, but that April is halfway over! I completely lose track of time when we have a baby in the house, especially since we live in a place with no seasons to clue me in.

I’ve been reading and thoroughly enjoying Annie Douglass Lima‘s Annals of Alasia.

Annals of Alasia picture

I’ve read the first three pictured above and I’m just finishing up the collection of interviews with some of the characters which you can pick up for free to get a taste of the series. I highly recommend the whole series. I felt the books just kept getting better!

Paper Hearts coverThe next book I’m planning to read is Paper Hearts by Courtney Walsh. A friend highly recommended it and sent it to me, so it gets to jump to the top of my pile since that’s pretty much how my “pile” works. Have any of you read it? The synopsis looks cute, and I love it when I can talk books face to face with people so I’m excited to read it and then chat about it with my friend. I’ll let you know what I think of it too.

Well, I’ll stop babbling and let you start sharing!

I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week. Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want. (I’ll visit all of them, but I may only comment on one or two of them.)
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more.

Happy linking and have a great week!

Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #92

Hello, dear reading friends! I hope you are having a good week. Ours has been emotional as Grandma and Grandpa left to go home on Tuesday. We miss them so much already!

A really sweet novella from one of my favorite authors released this week so I wanted to give all of you a heads-up. Pinky Promise by Valerie Comer is a super-cute and fun short read.

Pinky Promise by Valerie Comer

I always enjoy Valerie Comer’s books and this one was no exception. The plot is cute and the little girls in it are adorable. In particular, I thought Valerie did a really good job making the girls precocious without making them annoyingly naughty; I appreciated that they were obedient even while trying to figure out how to get their parents together. I did find myself wishing that it were a full-length novel rather than a novella because there was a lot more I wanted to know about the two main characters. I wanted more backstory on both of them, more communication between them, and more growth as their relationship progressed. I guess it’s good to be left wanting more, and this is definitely a fun escape type of read. If you’re interested in trying it out, it’s only $0.99 right now for Kindle or you can read it for free if you have Kindle Unlimited! Just click on the book cover above and it will take you right to the Amazon page via my affiliate link!

I can’t wait to see what great things you’ve got to share with us this week. Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want.
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more. (For the next few weeks, I’m on a pseudo-maternity leave, so I may not be able to visit everyone’s posts like I usually do. For this reason, please do a little extra hopping around and commenting if you can! Thanks!!)

Happy linking and have a great week!

Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #91

Hello, dear reading friends! How are you doing this week? We are well but continue to struggle with our internet! If you are a praying person, please pray that we can get our internet sorted out. As I’m sure you understand, it’s pretty frustrating for a blogger not to be able to get online reliably.

I can’t wait to see what you’ve got to share with us this week, (assuming I can actually get online to see them). Happy linking and hopping around!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want.
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more. (For the next few weeks, I’m on a pseudo-maternity leave, so I may not be able to visit everyone’s posts like I usually do. For this reason, please do a little extra hopping around and commenting if you can! Thanks!!)

Happy linking and have a great week!

Booknificent Thursday Link Up Party #90

Hello, dear reading friends! I hope you’re having a great week! Grandpa has arrived to join our party so we’ll be enjoying him along with Grandma for two more weeks. We are feeling so blessed! I love listening to my dad read books with my kids. It’s so much fun and a major throwback to my own childhood. Sweet memories and new ones being made!

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And now, it’s time to party! Please link up any posts you have, past or present, about books, reading, and literacy. This link party is all about sharing how books are impacting you! Joining in is easy; just click “Click here to enter…” next to “You are next” and copy/paste the URL of a blog post (not your homepage). Choose a photo to upload and then click some of the other great posts in the party and meet new bloggers and find out about new books!

Why should you link up to Booknificent Thursdays?

Linking up to parties and leaving comments on other posts is a proven way to increase traffic to your blog and grow your blog’s followers! Here are a few rules and suggestions:

  • You can link up as many posts as you want.
  • Please grab the Booknificent Thursday button and share it somewhere on your blog (sidebar, post, bottom, etc.) and please share about this party with any book-lovers you know.
  • I’d also really appreciate it if you’d hop over to my Google+ profile or my facebook page and give me a “like” and/or subscribe to receive my blog (just enter your email address up on the sidebar.)
  • We do want to keep it family-friendly, so I reserve the right to remove anything I consider offensive.
  • And one final rule, please visit AND comment on at least one other linked post if not more. (For the next few weeks, I’m on a pseudo-maternity leave, so I may not be able to visit everyone’s posts like I usually do. For this reason, please do a little extra hopping around and commenting if you can! Thanks!!)

Happy linking and have a great week!