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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
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This was probably our favorite read aloud yet! The kids and I both LOVED it!
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Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
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Lots of food for thought regarding our habits and routines and the things we value. A great book to read if you'd like to change your life for the better!
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Spark Joy by Marie Kondō
“I want to live my life in such a way that it colors my things with memories.”
Marie Kondō
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The Ghost Next Door by Mark Alan Morris
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Some of these stories I'd classify as more 'afterlife' than 'ghost story'. Nonetheless, I enjoyed reading this collection.
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The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels
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Very quirky and silly, with lovely illustrations.
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The Joy Diet by Martha N. Beck
The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices for a Happier Life
by Martha N. Beck (Goodreads Author)
read in April, 2016
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Such an inspiring read!
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Happy Birthday, Felicity! A Springtime Story by Valerie Tripp
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She Walks in Beauty by Caroline Kennedy
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Black Cloud by Patricia Hermes
Black Cloud (Horse Diaries, #8)
by Patricia Hermes (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2016
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Who Was Charles Dickens? by Pamela D. Pollack
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This biography was a harder read for us. Charles Dickens led a sad life, in a lot of ways. :(
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Dr. Seuss
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

Walt Whitman
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.”
Walt Whitman

Sue Monk Kidd
“It shocks me how I wish for...what is lost and cannot come back.”
Sue Monk Kidd, Traveling With Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story

Rebecca Solnit
“The stars we are given. The constellations we make. That is to say, stars exist in the cosmos, but constellations are the imaginary lines we draw between them, the readings we give the sky, the stories we tell.”
Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

Edward Abbey
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

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