Random Ramblings, Book Reviews

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

My local librarian recommended Between Shades of Gray written by Ruta Sepetys, published on March 22nd, 2011. I listened to the audio edition narrated by Emily Klein. One of the joys of reading young adult novels is when they provide a "teaching moment." It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, the lessons are… Continue reading Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Ann Arbor, Michigan, Random Ramblings

Family Outing in Ann Arbor, Michigan

We had some family members come in from out of town. Really lovely! I met my 3-year-old niece for the first time. SO much fun! I do wish they lived closer to us, or we lived closer to them. I might need to borrow my niece for a tea party. Trust me, it's NOT quite… Continue reading Family Outing in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Life, Michigan, Random Ramblings


If you live in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, or Washington—Congratulations!!! Today is your state primary election day. Get out there and vote! (I voted this morning.) If you live in the United States and are unsure of the state primary election day for your area, check out THIS LINK for more details. xo Juli