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About layoffthebooks

I'm a reader who enjoys sharing my opinion on good books, bad books and book news. Throw in a few crafts and some random musings and you have my blog. Welcome!

Ringtail Ranch and Rescue Open House

Ringtail Ranch and Rescue is an animal rescue that takes in animals that have been abused or neglected, or animals that have been surrendered by their owners because they can no longer care for them. Many people buy exotic animals … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

I recently attended a Pysanky workshop at Needlework. It was such a fun experience. At the end of the workshop I bought the tool for melting and drawing with the beeswax as well as some dye so I’ll be trying … Continue reading

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DIY Salt Tray

Looking for ways to encourage your children to practice their writing skills this summer? Try making a salt tray! It’s cheap and easy to make and it’s a fun way to help your kids practice their literacy skills this summer. … Continue reading

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Super Late Supercrawl Part 2

Here’s some photos of the Saturday of Supercrawl 2013.You can see photos from the Friday night of Supercrawl 2013 here. Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; … Continue reading

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North Pole Reform School Cover Reveal

  North Pole Reform School Cover Reveal North Pole Reform School seems like such a fun book! Synopsis: Mistletoe Bell hates Christmas. So would you if you had a name like hers. Her Christmas-mad parents make the festive season last all year, and … Continue reading

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Super Late Supercrawl Part 1

Supercrawl is one of my favourite events in Hamilton. I go to many of the Art Crawls throughout the year as well but always look forward to Supercrawl. Being able to walk down the middle of James Street North without … Continue reading

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How To Get Rid of a Bat in Your Apartment.

Step 1. Don’t use bare hands to remove a bat from your home. Put on heavy leather gloves. Put on giant, puffy winter mittens and curse the fact that you don’t own heavy leather gloves. Step 2. Isolate bat in … Continue reading

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Otherborn- Tour Stop, Review and Giveaway!

Welcome to the blog tour for  Overborn by Anna Silver. My tour stop includes a synopsis, review and a giveaway! Synopsis: London and her teenage friends live in a reprocessed world. Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday #6 Spring Walk


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A Few of My Favourite Things: Easter

Funny Easter card: For the Doctor Who fans: For the DIYers: Such a cute ring: And a bunny necklace to go with the ring: What’s Easter without some chocolate? Books need Easter treats too: And a Easter basket to put … Continue reading

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