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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 […]

Summer Wrap-Up 

Can you believe that summer is over? For most of the public schools here, students went back to school full time on July 31st. Even though that’s the day I had to report for pre-planning, our students don’t return until tomorrow. Which means tonight is the absolute last night of summer vacation! 😦 So, I […]

Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio

If you’re like me and you grew up going to church, it’s very likely that you’re familiar with the story of David and Goliath. And even if you didn’t grow up in church, it’s one of those Bible stories we all seem to know. Well, in his book Goliath Must Fall, Louie Giglio takes this […]

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. […]

250 Books for Young Readers

It’s hard for me to believe that today is Book Fifty’s second anniversary! I’ve loved getting to share the books I’m reading with you all, and I’m so thankful to you for following along and offering me great feedback. In the spirit of celebration, today I have a huge surprise for you–two huge surprises, actually! I […]

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, […]

Peace Like a River by Leif Enger

Back in 2013 I read a book called So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger. I read this book because it was recommended on The Rabbit Room, and it was a great choice–sort of a modern day Western with quirky characters and inspiring prose. Enger is also the author of the book I’m reviewing today, Peace Like a […]

The Alpine Path 

One of the categories on the Book Fifty Reading Challenge this year is a “Book Published in 1917 or before.” When I did some research on books published in 1917, I found The Alpine Path, a very short memoir by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of Anne of Green Gables and many other lovely books. The Anne books […]