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The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell 

One of the many things I love about reading is that magic moment when you fall into a story so captivating that you lose track of time and live inside the pages for a while. As I’ve grown busier and busier, those moments seem few and far between. It’s not often that I have an […]

14 People to Know

We’re one week in to the school year, and my last semester of graduate school starts this week (can you hear the Hallelujah Chorus in the distance?). So before things get too crazy, I wanted to pause and share my review of 7 Men by Eric Metaxas. This is a book I read several years ago after […]

What is it About the Tudors?

When I was a kid, I read a lot of historical fiction geared towards young readers. One subject I remember reading about a lot was the Tudor dynasty–Henry VIII and his six wives. There was one book written from Elizabeth I’s perspective, one from Mary Tudor’s perspective, even one, I believe about Lady Jane Grey. […]

The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines 

Earlier this week I posted about the Magic of Audible, so today I’m sharing my review of my latest audiobook! I often enjoy reading memoirs and biographies of famous people, and sometimes, if you’re lucky, they read the audio versions themselves. I think this is a fun type of audiobook to listen to because part […]

The Magic of Audible

The most popular post I’ve ever shared here on the blog is called Audible Pros and Cons. I’ve updated the piece at least once since I started the blog almost two years ago, and I’ve written about how to make sure you find the best audiobooks. One reason I think these posts are so popular […]

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks 

A few weeks ago I shared some science books that were perfect summertime reads, and one that I listed was The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. Well, I’ve finished reading it, and it’s time to share my review! First, a little background on the author. Oliver Sacks, born in 1933, […]

Upstream by Mary Oliver

Happy Friday! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything on the blog, mainly because I’ve been out of town for almost two weeks on a wonderful family vacation. But now that we’re back and it seems that we’re (sadly) on the downhill side of Summer, I thought I’d share a new book review and […]

Don’t Judge a Book…

We’ve all heard the old expression “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Normally, I’d say that’s pretty good advice, but this year one of the categories on the 2017 Reading Challenge is “A Book you Bought Based Only on the Cover.” I chose Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones, knowing nothing about the book, its […]

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

I have this little tradition of going to the bookstore on my last day of work to buy summer reading books that I don’t need. Somehow these new books always get catapulted to the top of my “To Be Read” list. I’d seen No Country for Old Men before and even read the first few pages, […]

To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck 

Last year I read East of Eden by John Steinbeck, and I liked it so much that it made my list of favorites from 2016. The fact that I loved East of Eden so much is only one of the reasons I picked up To a God Unknown this summer. Another main reason that I picked up this […]