Another pinner says....A must read for Mommies with little girls. "When the world wants girls to grow up too fast, how do you help your daughter navigate boy craziness, modesty, body image, media, and Internet safety? The foundation for an emotionally healthy teen girl is built between the ages of 8 and 12."

Studies show that the foundation for an emotionally healthy teen girl is built between the ages of and that a good relationship with mom is one of the most important factors. Dannah Gresh shares 6 ways a mom can help protect and guide her daughter,

Downton Abbey fans: Check out this list of 7 book recommended by its creator, Julian Fellowes.

7 Books Recommended by 'Downton Abbey' Creator Julian Fellowes

8 books Julian Fellowes -- creator, writer and producer of the award-winning British television series Downton Abbey -- recommends.

in defense of food / michael pollan

Just started reading this.Michael Pollan’s bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we can start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives, enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy, and bring pleasure back to eating.

Jane Austen's England.

Sue Wilkes - A Visitor’s Guide to Jane Austen’s England - Guest Post and Giveaway.

The real story of Elphaba the witch of OZ. A really good book, The story before Dorthy went OZ. She really was not wicked at all!

Wicked by Gregory Maguire. The life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Many of us know the Wizard of Oz story, but is the Wicked Witch really wicked? Find out!


I Was Told There’d Be Cake: Essays by Sloane Crosley haha this book sounds like something i would say (half joking of course) tooth cake


The Hunger Games Trilogy-Suzanne The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along wi. The Hunger Games Boxed Set

All of Jane Austen's books

English novelist Jane Austen, shown here in an original family portrait, was born in December of Pride and Prejudice, Austen's most widely-read novel, was first published on January (Hulton Archive/Getty Images).

good grammar

“Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place.” – William Strunk and E. White, The Elements of Style, 1959

America's Deadliest Habit

The Hardcover of the Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America's Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It by Jeff O'Connell at Barnes & Noble.