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Goal: To Read More Books, Cymplified!

Recreational reading was one of my hobbies. I used to read Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley High, my aunt’s romance books, and Archie comics. I still have the Sweet Valley Twins, which I painted. See below.   Finally, my #fridaynightmemories is done. I get to read #sweetvalleytwins on the weekends when I was a kid. Does anyone have a complete …

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Press Play On April, Cymplified!

It’s as if I went on an intentional blog hiatus. Already, words and stories are building up inside my head, waiting to burst out through my fingertips. Press play on April In reality, there was a problem with my blog for days. Then, April rolled in and I became occupied packing for our family’s annual trip. All the while, taking our …

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Nickerbacher Chapter Book by Terry John Barto, Cymplified!

I first read the story of Nickerbacher, the funniest dragon as a picture book. It was a pleasant surprise to learn about the new Nickerbacher chapter book. At first, I thought it’s a continuation of the picture book. Consequently, I realized that it’s kind of an expanded version. There were still pictures; but the story was more in-depth. If you happen …

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It’s Not Fair by Melanie Dale, Cymplified!

“It’s not fair!” It’s been whined countless times by children. Grown-ups are more careful saying this in order for them to seem mature. But, deep down inside, all of us have a desire to scream it out when unfortunate things happen to us. Usually, we scream it at God. “God, why is her husband sweeter? It’s not fair!” “God, why …

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When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell, Cymplified!

When Mountains Move by Julie Cantrell started with a milestone: marriage. It should be an exciting and happy beginning for Millie and Bump. Right? Yet with a horrific past and secrets, I began to share Millie’s burden. Thus, I do not quite find the book entertaining or spiritually inspiring. It also started to become a slow read. There were times …

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The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson, Cymplified!

We are all carrying a picture of ourselves – it’s pre-painted based on our statuses in life or on how far our experiences have taken us. For Avelina, the heroine in The Beautiful Pretender, it’s the former as her father was a former stable master and she worked as a maidservant. For Lord Thornbeck, it’s inheriting the margravate and having …

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