St. Valentine’s Day (Book List)

Valentine’s Day is a themed holiday that I have vivid school memories of from my own childhood. While we are not necessarily getting into the vast array of valentine cards and gift giving we do take advantage of the chocolate and peanut butter candies sales in the grocery store as well as study the life of Saint Valentine and discuss what his legacy really means and how we should adapt such a concept into our lives. Celebrate Valentine’s Day! Click on the book covers to find each book I’ve gathered for this list. *This post consists of some affiliate links, your purchase goes to bless the Creative Madness Mama family and we greatly appreciate your using our links.   If you cannot see the cover images, I’ve provided the titles here… Llama Llama I Love You Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! (If You Give…) Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool. . .

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Book List for Christmas (Day 1)

Prepping a book pile for mama, and craft ideas for the wee ones. Today’s recommendation for children is of the canine sort. Today’s recommendation for mamas is:   My review of The Advent Bride from last season is here. Get a start in the 12 Brides of Christmas Collection! And if you just cannot wait for more recommendations, you can check out my picture Christmas reading list from 2012. Today’s family craft: Christmas Strawberries!

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Early 20th Century Romance Book List (in pictures)

Consider this a work-in-progress, because I’m sure I won’t catch everything in one attempt. I was talking to my mama the other day and she mentioned she was truly enjoying reading books set during the early 1900’s and WWI era, so I decided that I would try to make her a list of recommendations in my genres. I have to agree, I’ve been reading quite a few books set in the 1890s-1925 and I’m enjoying myself as well. Here are a few that I’ve read and even more that I’d like to read. Please comment with your suggestions! I’m including the following time periods: 1878-1905 Gilded Age 1901-1919 Edwardian Era 1914-1918 US WWI I’ll save the 1880-1900 US Turn of Century, 1929-1939 US Great Depression, and 1939-1945 US WWII post(s) for another day…  *What’s the difference between my 1880-1900 and 1878-1905 time frames you ask? Well it seems to be that. . .

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