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Gratitude (1)


As we rush through making dinner, baths, and bedtime, I often have to stop myself and take it all in.  I’m really lucky.  I’m grateful for my beautiful family, the roof over my head, the meaningful work I accomplish at my job, and a community of friends.  That sense of gratitude is something that I […]

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Hello!  My name is Amanda and I’m a new contributor to the QCMB. I’m a librarian (at the Davenport Public Library), a mom, a former book reviewer, and a book gifter (sorry kids!). My friends and family get a lot of unsolicited book recommendations and one of my greatest joys is matching the right person […]

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card carrying member

My son is the latest card carrying member….of the Davenport Public Library.  And this mama?  Couldn’t be more proud. I don’t know who was more excited about this big step in his life.  Actually, who am I kidding?  It was me.  It was a day I was dreaming of since the day we brought him […]

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encouraging your kids to read

Last month, when my three boys were on Spring Break, I told them they had to keep reading even though they were not in school. It had been awhile since any of them had read for fun since all of their reading was directly tied to school assignments. I gave my oldest son his dad’s […]

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Erin’s Summer Reading List

 Summertime is a great time to get lots of reading done on my list with all the car rides visiting family, long weekends, and late nights on the porch! Here are a few of my summer reads: Georgia’s Kitchen by Jenny Nelson   Book Descrption: Brokenhearted, Georgia escapes to the Italian countryside, where she sharpens her […]

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