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one writer's holiday wish list
When you reach a certain age, your seasonal gift list changes. Instead of the laundry list of big and small items (something electronic and techie, something warm and fuzzy), you might simply wish for peace and quiet, good health for your growing kids and aging parents, and maybe something chocolate.
I hear ya. Me, too.
However, now that my own kids are old enough to work and drive, they've actually asked me (me, Mom me) for a list of what I want. Whwhwhat? Me? Hmm. The trick is the list can't be too long nor the items too expensive.
Here is one writer's wish list of nine musts and wants (with links for you):
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The latest Goodreads' Review for BIRDS ON A WIRE
Tamara's review Sep 07, 14
4 of 5 stars
Read from July 26 to September 07, 2014
"Birds on a Wire is the story of three boys growing up in the 90s. Matt, Miguel, and Jesse have been friends since they were kids and now they are going through their last few days of junior year and thinking about their future.
I really enjoyed the friendship between these three boys. They look after each other and are like brothers. They are all so different yet they still make this great team together. The three musketeers, what one lacks the other two make up for. Miguel is the macho soccer star, with dreams of making it big and getting out of their little town. Jesse is the artist who is all about love and his girlfriend Ruby. Matt is the smart one, who works hard so he can get into college and not only make his mom proud but make his own dreams come true. As the story goes on we see there is a lot more to each boy than we saw in the beginning. We get to see not only their back stories but their parents as well and we find out that they are all more connected than even they know."
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