Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Mommamanzi

Mommamanzi

Joined September 2016

Mother of three. I'm dependent on all things coffee.Adore tea.Book hoarder. Jigsaw puzzle enthusiast. Potter Head.
reading now icon
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
reading now icon
Berried Secrets by Peg Cochran
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Thank you @BethM it came yesterday. The books are beautiful and I couldn‘t help but make a cup out of the Christmas coffee!!! Thank you so much, about to crack open the cozy right now. #coffeebeanbookclub #round3

BethM Glad you like it! We don‘t have a bookstore anymore so I‘m a bit limited lol! 5d
42 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
The Last Book | Zoran ivkovi?
post image

@MommyOfTwo I‘m so sad this is our last box. Thank you for such a wonderful year and such thoughtful gifts. I can not wait to try the coffee! I Love my new bag. Everyone at work is going to crack up about my new cup, I usually bring mimosas in every Saturday morning lol. Dobby and Harry are so cute!!! Thank you so much for everything!
#coffeebeanbookclub #gotmybookback #round2

MommyOfTwo You‘re welcome!! 1mo
Gissy Love that tote!❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
54 likes2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

@BethM you made everyone so beyond happy. The puppy‘s were so excited! I‘m in love my (as the 3 year old says) This Is Halloween cup (we actually@watched it twice today) and goody ‘book‘ I can not wait to do the mask and munch some popcorn while I read your book! Thank you so much!!!! #coffeebeanbookclub #round3

BethM I‘m glad everyone liked it! The treats are grain free too just in case. 1mo
Mommamanzi @BethM also, the 13 year old said you‘re “the coolest book lady ever Go Pack Go!” 1mo
BethM Hahahahaha that‘s great! Is he actually a Packer fan or just a football fan? 1mo
Mommamanzi @BethM his uncle is a HUGE Green Bay fan so Haiden loves them too. Packers and Cowboys are the two he follows and roots for. I think the cheerleaders factor in for one of those lol. 1mo
BethM 🤣🤣 1mo
46 likes5 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
post image

#Octoberreads My monthly color readings are still going but I‘m totally having a hard time now! I have so many all or mostly black covers! So this months colors are black and orange (thankfully black is perfect for Halloween). #blackandorangereading 2020 resolution will be to buy more colorful books!

Soubhiville Perfect color choices for the season! Cool jack-o-lantern too! 1mo
65 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Because sometimes you just need to take your 3 year old to Hogwarts for lunch. ❤️

Cinfhen Preach 2mo
59 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
Hooked on Murder | Betty Hechtman
post image

@cobwebmoth I‘m floored. I‘m so in love with my mug, beyond excited about my books, the pumpkin basket is something I would see in the store and want to bad, the cozy blanket will be fought over during cuddle nights, omg the treats! Coffee crisp 😍🤤☕️ AND the bag! I love totes and this one is my fav color blue AND matches my tattoo. I‘m so in love and so thankful for it all. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Mommamanzi @Avanders #cozyswap also ran@out of room about the AMAZING smelling soap and the BEAUTIFUL candle. THANK YOU!!❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
cobwebmoth You're so very welcome! I'm so glad you like everything. I had a blast putting all of it together.😊❤ 2mo
Avanders yay!! How fun & I love that pumpkin basket!! ❤🍁🎃☕️📖🔪 ❤ 2mo
63 likes3 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Something came last night! #cozyswap #letsgetcozy @Avanders @cobwebmoth are you SURE these are all for me?!

cobwebmoth Of course! A couple of things had to be overpacked for safety. I hope you like everything!❤ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊 2mo
Gissy Wow!!!! 👏👏👏👏👏😍❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
See All 6 Comments
Avanders 🍁♥️📖☕️🔪🎃🖤🍂 2mo
Mommamanzi @cobwebmoth i am so excited to open everything but ran out of hours today. I had the entire middle school soccer team over and fed today between school and game. Just got home and still have toddler baths and bed time.I‘ll open first thing in the morning!!! 2mo
cobwebmoth No worries! I hope you like everything!❤ 2mo
45 likes6 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Here Comes The Bride | Rita Herron
post image

I totally missed last months #reading the rainbow. It was a CRAZY month between school starting and hurricane watch/readiness (so thankful it missed us). September‘s reading colors are my wedding colors...yellow , grey, and purple. Why you ask? Because it‘s our anniversary month! Woohoo and happy reading! #readingyellowgreyandpurple #colormeseptember

Gissy Happy anniversary!🥂 2mo
Avanders Pretty and Happy Anniversary!! ♥️🍾🥂 2mo
68 likes2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
post image

I may have been a little naughty today. Anyone else? #barnes&noblebookhaul

AmyG If I lived near a B & N I‘d be guilty, too. 3mo
JamieArc Was the discount just for BN members or for anyone? 3mo
Lovesbooks87 If I was a B & N member I would have been there today. But I plan on going this weekend! 3mo
See All 8 Comments
GloVerdino I wasn‘t feeling well after work today so I did my shopping online! 3mo
QuietlyLaura Me, too! ☺️👋 3mo
LibrarianRyan Ohhh yeah. 3mo
Gissy I think that first sell is for members, Am I correct? 3mo
Avanders I so wanted to 😪 3mo
85 likes8 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Making something special for my #cozyswap recipient while watching Mockingjay ❤️. I‘m so excited to be using the floss my husband ordered me from “across the pond” it‘s hand dyed AND ombré. I‘ve been waiting for something special to use it on and now is the time! Going to finish up a little more and finish reading my cozy mystery.

cobwebmoth So pretty! 3mo
Chrissyreadit I love it! 3mo
Tamra Beautiful color combo! 3mo
See All 6 Comments
MeganAnn Gorgeous! 😍 3mo
Avanders ♥️🧡💛 3mo
AmyG Wow 💕 3mo
62 likes6 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
The Girl at Midnight | Melissa Grey
post image

We were up at 5am getting Bubba Haiden off to church camp (please say a prayer for a safe journey and an awesome week for him and the others) so we are super tired. It‘s been a total sit in front on the tv and veg kind of morning/afternoon.

Avanders Aww 🥰😍 3mo
50 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Thank you so much @MommyOfTwo for even MORE to my awesome #coffeebeansbookclub package!!!

blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

What an AMAZING #coffeebeanbookclub package! So excited to wear my HP bag ❤️❤️❤️.

MommyOfTwo Yay!!! Did you get the book I sent from Amazon? 4mo
Mommamanzi @mommyoftwo YES!!! I didn‘t realize there was more to the package. It got it delivered the same day as all the kids school supplies did from amazon so I didn‘t realize there was more until I started sorting all the amazon packages. THANK YOU!!!! 4mo
Mommamanzi @MommyOfTwo “inside joke” is hands down THE BEST coffee flavor I have ever had in my whole life!!!!! Thank you!!!! 4mo
MommyOfTwo Glad to hear that! Now I‘m kicking myself for not getting some for me! I got those on a trip on the other side of the state🤦🏻‍♀️ 4mo
66 likes4 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
July, July: A Novel | Tim O'Brien
post image

The reading color(s) for July ...an easy pick for me. Red, White, and Blue! #readingtherainbow #Godblessamerica #readingredwhiteandblue

blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

@OriginalCyn620 THANK YOU! I love love LOVE my blue box and can not WAIT to go do the backyard bingo with the kids. The candle scent is amazing and my mug is perfect. I want nap time to be right. Me so I can give into A Curse so Dark and Lonely!!! Thank you again!!! #colormeread

Soubhiville Wow, gorgeous! 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Yay! Glad you like everything! 😃 4mo
Avanders Oooooh so pretty!! 😍💙 4mo
55 likes3 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

#colormeread my package came today!! I can not wait for the 30th to open it!! @OriginalCyn620 it‘s here, it‘s here!

OriginalCyn620 Yay! Glad it arrived safely! 🤗 5mo
Gissy Mine is coming out tomorrow, well the first package because I'm still waiting for something. Second package will arrive after the open date. But the first one will go out in priority mail which arrives in 2 days. 5mo
48 likes2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Something Special | Stephanie Perry Moore
post image

When you get a package filled with special things from one of the most special people on Litsy your day is made. Thank you so much @Avanders for being you. You‘re so kind, giving, positive, and selfless. I‘m so happy to know you.

Avanders 🥰♥️🥰♥️ The feeling is mutual! 😘 (edited) 5mo
72 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
Cover to Covers | Alexandrea Weis
post image

@tpixie thank you so much for the birthday necklace and card. You completely brightened my day!!! (Can you tell Roman tried reading the card lol)

tpixie Just a little love token from one of your #Covertocover sisters!! ♥️ 5mo
Gissy Love these two! 😱❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
66 likes2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Purple | M. J. Porter
post image

I‘m totally behind in posting my tbr color of the month! I chose purple for June! #birthdaymonth #tbrpurple #colormeread

JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful!! 5mo
DebReads4fun 💜 5mo
tracey38 Love these colors! Beautiful picture 5mo
70 likes3 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

@MommyOfTwo sorry it took me a bit to post, it‘s been a crazy week! I loooove the Family wood sign. There were 3 chocolate bars but ummm one got devoured while taking photos. It was amazing. Penelope and I are fighting over the unicorn list paper. The new book looks great too! Thank you so much for everything! It was a perfect ending to my birthday week! #coffeebeanbookclub

MommyOfTwo Yay! Glad you love it! 5mo
BethM Happy birthday! 5mo
Avanders Oh Happy belated birthday!! ♥️♥️ 5mo
63 likes3 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Colors (Colores) | Eric Carle
post image

I have had so much fun “reading the rainbow” so far this year. I thought it would be fun to have a swap including YOUR fav color! Please follow the link below to make sure this is the swap for you.
US only please!
Please repost! If you have any questions, please email me nicoleorlando@hotmail.com https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2FBT9Z5

LapReader 😭 I am Australian. 6mo
sammisho I don't see dates for this one!? 6mo
CouronneDhiver Fun idea but, alas, I‘m not American. 6mo
See All 18 Comments
BookNAround @sammisho It took me a minute but down the side of the picture, it says to be opened June 30. 6mo
sammisho @BookNAround Thank you!!$ 6mo
hermyknee What a cute idea! 6mo
SamHeartCoffee This is so cool! 6mo
OriginalCyn620 Sounds fun...I just signed up! 6mo
Avanders 😳😳😳🤭🤭🤭🥰🥰🥰🍾🍾🍾🦄🦄🦄 6mo
monalyisha Hello! What will the mail-by/opening dates be? I‘d love to participate but the first part of the Summer‘s super busy for me, so I have to think on it. Does the line down the side refer to the Opening Date of the boxes themselves? (edited) 6mo
Soubhiville What a great idea! I‘m interested to know the dates as well... 6mo
monalyisha Also, tagging this so it‘s easy to find (hope you don‘t mind)! #ColorMeRead #ColorMeReadSwap 6mo
Soubhiville Oops, I see the comment above- open June 30. 6mo
monalyisha @Soubhiville I should probably skip it, then. So cool, though! 6mo
Mommamanzi @monalyisha @Soubhiville Sign ups close in the 29th and I‘ll have everyone‘s match out by May 30th! I thought I had all the info out there but my silly self completely to put that out there. I‘m sorry! (edited) 6mo
monalyisha Oh, okay! Thanks @Mommamanzi! So: matches out by the 30th & open-date when? 6mo
Mommamanzi @monalyisha matches go out May 30 and open date is June 30.❤️ 6mo
monalyisha @Mommamanzi Now I‘m clear! Thank you! 6mo
65 likes18 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

I can not WAIT for Haiden to get home from school today. Gearing him up for the summer. We had so much fun looking through the graphic novels on #bookoutlet #summerreadingpreteenstyle #superhero

Avanders 😍 😍 6mo
55 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
In Darkling Wood | Emma Carroll
post image

When your bathbomb makes your bath water ALMOST the same color as your current read 😍📚.

77 likes3 stack adds
blurb
Mommamanzi
Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
post image

What a beautifully written story. I highly recommend this read. ❤️📚

Aleida Is it YA? 6mo
kgriffith I‘m sold 😊 6mo
JSW I love this series so hard. ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love this series! 6mo
88 likes3 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Wallbanger | Alice Clayton
post image

Watching another storm roll while reading and waiting on my oldest to get out of guitar lessons. From the first page I was hooked. So far it‘s a steamy little book that reads like a romantic comedy from the early 2000. I‘m loving it!!!

baes I‘ve seen this on a lot of people‘s TBR list recently. I‘m intrigued...not typically my genre. 6mo
Kimberlone This is such a great book, and I don‘t read a lot of romance! 6mo
Jen_Reads I really enjoyed this one a lot. 6mo
julesG It's funny and steamy. The cat and the neighbour's girlfriend. 😂😂😂 6mo
84 likes3 stack adds4 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Don‘t mind Roman, it‘s no pants Friday (actually he just discovered how to unbutton and lose his pants, usually right before we head out the door 🤦🏻‍♀️) we LOVE the cookies! They are so yummy. I can‘t wait to try the coffee, I‘m in love with my notebooks, cup, and new book. You always outdo yourself. Thank you so much!!!#coffeebeanbookclub

Avanders 😍 such a lovely package! 😍Also... it‘s not no-pants Friday? I should... be right back.... 😁😜 (edited) 6mo
MommyOfTwo I hope you enjoy Dark Matter, I loved it! (edited) 6mo
MommyOfTwo @avanders 🤣🤣🤣🤣 6mo
See All 8 Comments
Avanders @MommyOfTwo 🤣🤣😁😘 6mo
Clwojick That coffee mug is adorable. 6mo
BethM Love the kid 😂Dark Matter is super good! 6mo
Gissy ☺️😍❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
75 likes8 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Coffeehouse Angel | Suzanne Selfors
post image

It‘s a good day in the Manzi household! @MommyOfTwo you‘re awesome. Can‘t wait to open this baby up!

MommyOfTwo Yay! 6mo
BethM They‘re so pretty always! 6mo
56 likes2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
post image

April‘s brought showers and lots of blue while May brings all these beautiful flowers! Technically “floral” is not a color but it is for this month haha. #readmorefloral #mayflowerreads #floralisacolorthismonth

77 likes1 stack add
blurb
Mommamanzi
Some Girls Bite | Chloe Neill
post image

Do yourself a favor and pick this up today for your ereader!

blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Beautiful tea towel, great socks, and the best Easter chocolates PLUS an awesome cozie mystery. I love our group so much! @MommyOfTwo #coffeebeanbookclub

MommyOfTwo I love it too! 7mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ 7mo
BethM Cute socks! 7mo
tpixie That towel is adorable I wonder where @MommyOfTwo got it! (edited) 7mo
70 likes4 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
The Boy Who Knew Everything | Victoria Forester
post image

#Coffeebeanbookclub @MommyOfTwo I could not get a photo without chubby little hands grab grabbing. SOMEONE got into the candy chocolates and we LOVE them! Thank you so much for the amazing coffee, book, and the BEYOND COOL magnets you made us!!!

MommyOfTwo Glad you you like everything! 7mo
tpixie Just ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
64 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Aussie Easter Hat Parade | Colin Buchanan
post image

Guess what came! @MommyOfTwo I am so greatful to have ‘met‘ you through our group. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. Putting the crazy (chocolate wasted) toddler in his high chair so I can snap a picture of all the amazing ness that‘s inside this box!

BethM I adore her drawings and look forward to seeing them! 7mo
57 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
To Kill a Kingdom | Alexandra Christo
post image

April showers bring May flowers! April‘s tbr color is BLUE!!! #bluebooks #apriltbr #bluebookstack

tpixie Wow! Quite the stack!!! 💙💙💙 8mo
Avanders Oooh pretty! 8mo
66 likes2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

This little dude and I had such an awesome morning. We dropped brother and sister off at school then went to the book store. It was buy one get one for the cookies so we HAD to get cookies... as well as a(nother) Dino book. Happy birthday to the sweetest Dino loving 3 year old in the world! ❤️❤️❤️

robinb Awww, such a cutie! Enjoy those special one-on-one moments! Happy 3rd Birthday to your sweetie pie! 🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈 (edited) 8mo
mrsmarch It‘s a great day for a birthday! 🎂 8mo
NovelGirl82 Awww! Happy birthday to him!!! 8mo
See All 9 Comments
tammysue Happy 3rd Birthday to your little guy!! 🎂🎉🎈 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Happy 🦕🦖Birthday!! 8mo
ScientistSam So cute! Happy birthday 🎂 8mo
Gissy Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉🎊🎈🎈🎈 8mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 Happy birthday to him!! 8mo
tpixie Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎂🎈 Roman! (edited) 8mo
85 likes9 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Before She Ignites | Jodi Meadows
post image

My #bookoutlethaul that arrived yesterday!

ReadingRover The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly was so good! 6mo
72 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
Bunny's Book Club | Annie Silvestro
post image

Penelope and Roman got new books today. We sat down and read this one right away, Penny LOVED it. I enjoyed it as well. Roman was upset that there were not dinos at the library haha.

Soubhiville So cute! You‘re a lucky mommy! 8mo
Gissy So cute! ✨💖💖💖💖 8mo
tracey38 Adorable 💜💜 8mo
tpixie 💚🐰📚 8mo
85 likes4 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Life After Coffee | Virginia Franken
post image

@MommyOfTwo this is probably my fav box this year. I love that this holiday means so much to you as well. Thank you for the new book and all the fun goodies! #happymarch #coffeebeanbookclub #readgreen

MommyOfTwo I saw your post the other day about St. Patrick‘s Day and knew you would like this package🙂 8mo
Dolly Ah ha! I think I have it figured out🤔You sent me Wolf Hall! Thank you! I want to read it right now. “Somebody stop me!” 8mo
61 likes2 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
St. Patrick's Day | Anne Rockwell
post image

As always @MommyOfTwo drew up another great box for our #Coffeebeanbookclub ❤️

BethM She‘s so talented! 8mo
MommyOfTwo Did you open it yet?! Lol 8mo
Mommamanzi @MommyOfTwo I did but Roman emptied his bowl of rice in his hair and jammies so we had to take a second bath before bed haha. Thank you so much!!!❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
MommyOfTwo Oh no! 🤦‍♀️ 8mo
65 likes5 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
post image

My March tbr color is GOLD! St. Patrick‘s Day is a special day for me because that‘s the day my husband asked me to marry him (through a fairytale book) so why not celebrate one of my favorite months with a pot of gold at the end of ...my tbr pile? Ok ok that was totally corny haha. #marchtbr #goldbooks

Bookishthoughts What an awesome cover!! 8mo
Bookishthoughts Beautiful story💗 8mo
Soubhiville I‘ve never done a color themed TBR. I like the way you think, And May have to try it! 8mo
janeycanuck Ooh, I love that you pick your books based on colour, that‘s so fun!! 8mo
MommyOfTwo The Wonderling is a cute book 8mo
88 likes1 stack add5 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Treated myself! So excited about these. What‘s your favorite cover?!

Ashley_Nicoletto I love the cover for the girl with glass feet and I haven‘t heard of this one yet. Looking it up now. 8mo
71 likes1 comment
blurb
Mommamanzi
Dear Martin | Nic Stone
post image

QUESTION for parents/teachers...or really anyone who has an opinion or insight in the matter.
I picked up these two books for my almost 13 year old son (he is reading at a 12th grade level). The subject matter of Dear Martin is pretty deep but something I think his eyes should be open to BUT there is cursing and the N word in it. Would you cover the words, have a talk about the words, or wait til he is older to read it?

jpmcwisemorgan Not a parent or teacher - I feel like this is an opportunity for you to discuss this with your son. He‘s probably already heard at least the cursing. Covering up words makes it seem like there‘s something to hide and sometimes when parents make a big deal about things, whatever it is becomes a bigger deal than it really might be. 9mo
TrishB I found my daughter reading my GoT books at 13....I‘m very liberal and think the sooner they can discuss these issues the better! But I don‘t know your son and don‘t like to tell anyone how to parent. (edited) 9mo
jpmcwisemorgan And reading a book with deep or important content and having you to talk to can be really good. I think a lot of parents miss out on those opportunities because they don‘t read or pay attention to what they‘re kids are reading. 9mo
See All 17 Comments
jpmcwisemorgan But to the point made by @TrishB you know your son best and what he can handle. 9mo
bridge12 I recently had this discussion, most studies show that race discussions should probably start around 3-8 y/o. What age do black kids get these terms thrown their way, or are aware they are treated differently. So if black/brown kids are aware of this stuff at your kids age it‘s “fair” for your kid to know as well 🤷🏼‍♀️ Granted I don‘t have children and your mom instinct is much greater than mine. Either way, a good resource is westories.org 9mo
JacqMac I say talk about it. My kids were also advanced readers. I found that if the subject of a book was too heavy for them they would bail on their own anyway. I always think it‘s better to talk about it then to pretend it doesn‘t happen. Books give you a good opportunity to talk about the hard things. That being said, you know your kid and what is best for him, better than anyone. 9mo
jessinikkip I was always an advanced reader and in our house, I got to choose my own books at about his age, regardless of language but my mom and grandma always had an open mind and listening ear to talk it over. I think its good to expose children to different views and even different language as long as youre there to talk it over. But ultimately you know your kids and what they can handle. 9mo
Tamra My vote is to talk about it. With my kids who are in fact are black, we are frank and open. I would be cautious though if my kids had triggers. (edited) 9mo
CouronneDhiver Talk about it ... but you know your child best, so if it‘s better that the talk wait another year or two, that‘s fine too. I wish my parents would have been as open with me, as a child, as they are now. 9mo
everlocalwest I love, loved Dear Martin and think Nic Stone writes about race in in an amazing and nuanced way (this book handles the reality of micro aggressions so well!). That being said though, I would recommend Ghost Boys over Dear Martin for a 12yo learning about about race and police violence. I think if you are worried about language there may be other themes in here he is not ready for as well. I hope this makes sense... 9mo
sammisho Depends on the kid but I would let my daughter who is 12 read it. I feel like books like this would be a great way to open up discussions and I am a strong believer is not sugar coating things. But again, it does depend on the maturity of the kid. The N word being used in this context is not just for value, but to highlight real life, important issues. 9mo
sammisho @bridge12 great point. Black family here, so we had to have those open discussions early. 9mo
ravenlee My kid is only five, but when we encounter stuff that I consider inappropriate (I‘m looking at you, Little House books), I pause and tell her that today these kinds of attitudes are not okay, but people used to think they were. I would do something similar before handing her a book to read on her own - there are words in here that people shouldn‘t use, but sometimes they do and it‘s important to understand that. Discussion to follow. 9mo
Peddler410 Use the book to have a conversation with your son. I‘ve read Dear Martin and I work in a middle school. Let him read it or read it as mother/son read along and have conversations as you go. 9mo
HippieChickHomeschool Absolutely read it and talk about it. That‘s the beauty of reading, imo. 9mo
megnews I agree with @ravenlee & others who said use it as an opportunity to discuss. My personal stance has been (similar to @bridge12 ) if kids have gone through these experiences more privileged kids will survive reading about them. You of course have to follow your conscience but I strongly feel if a child is not ready to read certain words, they shouldn‘t read the book. I would not black out the words because that feels like censorship to me. 9mo
LibrarianRyan I would have a talk about the words. Odds are he has already heard them somewhere and I think it helps to put personal meaning behind them. 9mo
66 likes17 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Wild Beauty | Anna-Marie McLemore
post image

Still one of my favorite covers of all times! And a few of my plant babies decided they wanted to say hi as well. #floralbooks #plantsoflitsy

Tanisha_A 😍 Beautiful! 9mo
Suet624 Beautiful photo! 9mo
kspenmoll Such a lovely photo! 9mo
tpixie lovely photo!!! 8mo
97 likes4 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Took Haiden out of school early so we could all spend the afternoon/evening with Harry Potter at Universal and eat at the Three Broomsticks. Im so happy that my children have a love for reading and Harry Potter just like I do, and a husband who puts up with us haha. Happy early Vday!!!

Bookzombie So cute! 9mo
Tanisha_A Lovely! 9mo
tpixie Miss Penelope is so growing up!!!! 💖 I love the food at Three Broomsticks🧹 9mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 9mo
98 likes4 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Spring Cleaning | Jeff Campbell
post image

Round 3 of my spring cleaning. Help me make room in this house before my husband does it for me lol.
Comment with the one you would like! (U.S. only please).
DO YOU WANT ONE?!

BethM Ooo yes! 9mo
Elma I would like The Rose & The Dagger, please. 9mo
Bookzombie If it‘s still available, I would like The Cannibals of Candyland. 🍭 9mo
See All 7 Comments
Mommamanzi @Elma and @Bookzombie send me your full mailing address and I‘ll send them on out to you. Nicoleorlando@hotmail.com 9mo
Elma @Mommamanzi Thanks so much! Address sent. 9mo
Bookzombie @Mommamanzi Thank you! E-mail sent. 🙂 9mo
Avanders 😯 have you read the cannibals of candyland? 🤭😁 9mo
79 likes7 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Spring Cleaning | Jeff Campbell
post image

Round two of my spring cleaning give away. My fav book out of these was All In Pieces. If you would like one of these comment below (US only please)
PLEASE HELP CLEAR MY SHELVES!!!!

KrystleTheBookSlayer Jane and the 12 days of Christmas...I'm a sucker for anything Jane Austen related ❤😊 9mo
Mommamanzi @KrystleTheBookSlayer email me your full name and mailing address and I‘ll send it out to you! 😀 9mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @Mommamanzi thank you! I will email you in a couple of minutes. 9mo
72 likes3 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Spring Cleaning | Jeff Campbell
post image

Who would like one of these?!
I‘m starting to spring clean! Comment below if you would like one of these! (US only please) @Slajaunie thank you for the great idea and doing so first!

Carolyn11215 My honey loves all things Zombie so would be happy to take Zombology off your hands. 🧟‍♀️ 9mo
jessinikkip I am in desparate need of a new copy of Goblet of Fire 9mo
Mommamanzi @Literary_Siren @Carolyn11215 and @jessinikkip send me your full name and mailing address and I will send them on to you. Nicoleorlando@hotmail.com thank you for giving them a new home! 9mo
Carolyn11215 @Mommamanzi will send to you shortly! 9mo
68 likes5 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Oh my goooosh. Just finished a cup of @MommyOfTwo hot cocoa recipe and it was SO good. I‘ve only ever made from the packets so I was a little intimidated but it was so much fun (and super easy) to make. I love all my vday things as well. Thank you, you‘re amazing as always. While opening this months #coffeebeanbookclub box Roman decided to help himself to a blue cupcake haha.

MommyOfTwo Yay! 9mo
Avanders 🥰🥰 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon Ohhhh, what's the recipe? @MommyOfTwo 9mo
MommyOfTwo @MaleficentBookDragon sorry I got distracted when I first read this and it just dawned on me I dint answer. 9mo
MommyOfTwo Oops hit send by accident. For hot chocolate heat 1 cup of milk(don‘t boil) in a mug put 1/3 cup chocolate chips, pour milk over and stir. I prefer dark chocolate, you may want to add a little sugar depends how you like it. You can also add a peppermint candy for extra flavor. The chocolate you can also adjust, I don‘t think my cups are ever the same because I just eyeball it. @MaleficentBookDragon (edited) 9mo
91 likes5 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
post image

Our February 2019 book color is RED! #readingtherainbow2019 #readingred #februarytbr

Avanders Oooh pretty 😍 9mo
BookNerd9906 ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
Gissy Beautiful photo! 😍👌 9mo
106 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
A Deadly Grind | Victoria Hamilton
post image

There are two sleeping toddlers behind this book haha! Only a few pages in and I already love the main character. This may be my next #coffeebeanbookclub read! #ilovecozies

NovelGirl82 I have that on my tbr! It looks super cute. 9mo
Mommamanzi @NovelGirl82 do you own it? If not, when I‘m done I‘ll gladly send it your way! 9mo
ferskner Haha the look on that dog's face! 9mo
See All 7 Comments
NovelGirl82 I don‘t! That would be amazing! Thank you so much! 9mo
Mommamanzi @NovelGirl82 email me your full name and mailing address and I‘ll get it out to you. Just finished it! 9mo
NovelGirl82 Yay! How was it?! Can you send me your email address? Mine's tiffykreeves@gmail.com. 9mo
Mommamanzi @NovelGirl82 🤦🏻‍♀️duuuh nicole! Haha I just emailed you. 9mo
77 likes2 stack adds7 comments
blurb
Mommamanzi
Paper Valentine | Brenna Yovanoff
post image

Started Paper Valentine today just in time for me to enjoy before Valentine‘s Day!!! I‘m so in love with the cover. #valentinesread2019

MuddyPuddle It‘s definitely a cool cover. 9mo
Avanders Sooo pretty... 9mo
72 likes5 stack adds2 comments