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I had heard amazing things about A Burning by Megha Majumdar, and I purposely held off on reading it for a book club pick. Was it worth the wait? Resoundingly, yes. https://www.amazon.com/Burning-novel-Megha-Majumdar/dp/0593081250?dchild=1&keywords=a+burning&qid=1631409214&sr=8-1&linkCode=li1&tag=militarymomco-20&linkId=0802b7d10d1728b8bc06be875403b097&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_il%20target=_blankimg%20border=0%20src=//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=0593081250&Format=_SL110_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=militarymomco-20&language=en_US%20/aimg%20src=https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=militarymomco-20&language=en_US&l=li1&o=1&a=0593081250%20width=1%20height=1%20border=0%20alt=%20style=border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important;   A Burning takes place in Kolkata, India and involves three...
What do you know about the early(ish) 1900s? I remember learning a little about the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the poverty and hardships of the people that lived during that time. But it was then glossed over in...
How often have you run into a grocery store or convenience store late at night, searching for a quick snack, the team snacks you need at 6 AM the next morning, or the forgotten item from your list? I...
If you have ever lived or been stationed near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, you know "the mountain." It is Mount Rainier, the snowy volcano that towers at over 14,000 feet in elevation. It is the tallest mountain in...
  Are you a twin? I remember feeling envious of twins growing up. I felt like they had an almost supernatural connection, and I thought the idea of having a person who looked just like me would be wonderful. Of course,...
When we hear the word "valentine," we usually think of a holiday about love. It might evoke images of Cupid and pink cards; cute projects and parties during grade school; romantic dates and dozens of roses. No matter what...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. I'm fairly certain I must have been...
I heard about Homegoing a few years ago. It sat on my TBR bookshelf. It called to me, with a vibrant orange cover and the summary on the back of two half-sisters and the way their lives diverged based...
Many of us in the MMC Book Club love historical fiction. It's an entertaining way to learn about events and times in the world through the eyes of fictional characters. Think less textbook learning and more storytelling. When I saw...
We love books at The Military Mom Collective. Rachel, one of our co-owners and founder of the MMC Book Club, is constantly talking about reading, looking at new books and authors, and finding more ways to bring people together...
We all know who Michelle Obama is. Former First Lady of the United States, wife, mother, healthy food and lifestyle advocate, speaker, attorney...her titles seem endless. https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Michelle-Obama/dp/1524763136/ref=as_li_ss_il?crid=118K3FJ8X14OV&dchild=1&keywords=becoming+michelle+obama&qid=1607116572&sprefix=beco,aps,272&sr=8-1&linkCode=li2&tag=militarymomco-20&linkId=f52b11e3a5cfdee389d473b3a9738c9f&language=en_US%20target=_blankimg%20border=0%20src=//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=1524763136&Format=_SL160_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=militarymomco-20&language=en_US%20/aimg%20src=https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=militarymomco-20&language=en_US&l=li2&o=1&a=1524763136%20width=1%20height=1%20border=0%20alt=%20style=border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important; Yet in her autobiography Becoming, we were given a peek into the life of...
When you hear the term WASP, what do you think of? If your first thought was not about the Women Airforce Service Pilots, don't fret. It's something I had not heard before I read our October book, Final Flight Final...

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
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