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Book review: The Shack

In January when I made my reading list for the year, I very eagerly included The Shack, by William P. Young. I’d heard quite an extreme variety of reviews on the book and all I knew was that it seemed everyone but me had read it– and I wanted to see what the stir was […]

Book review: The Screwtape Letters

In the month of March, my reading slowed down quite a bit as I have been feeling rather under-the-weather due to the expected arrival of our fifth child in October. Nonetheless, I managed to plug along and check three more books off my reading list (which has had to be altered as I go since […]

Book review: Honey for a Child’s Heart

First of all, I promise I’m only behind in my book-reviewing and not in my book-reading! Two weeks ago I finished reading Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt. First published in 1969, this book is now in its fourth edition* and has been read by many, many parents as they endeavor to encourage […]

Book review: The Creative Family

About a week and a half ago I finished the third book on my my book list. This book– The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections— was, I felt, a great follow-up to reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking a couple weeks ago. It is so much more than just an […]

Book review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

After I finished reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking, I moved on to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, a book I began reading last year and then never finished. I started again from the beginning and, wow, what a great book. The book follows the author’s family for a […]

Book review: The Hidden Art of Homemaking

Last week I finished reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking, by Edith Schaeffer. It had been quite a few years since I last read it and, as I was feeling the need for fresh inspiration as a homemaker, I thought it would be worth my while to give it a re-read. I was not disappointed. […]

A goal to read

This year, one of my main goals is to read more than I have in the past year or two. Throughout my teenage years, I was quite the avid reader. I loved to read (and re-read) all sorts of books and was constantly doing so. However, between caring for four little ones under six years […]

Hornblower Series

Do you enjoy historical fiction? You will love Horatio Hornblower!

A Book Series Review

The Dear America books are a large series of fictional diaries written from girls’ and boys’ perspectives at different times in American history. There are 5 diaries (that I know of) that are written from a boy’s perspective, the rest are from a girl’s. In covering close to 400 years of American history, from the Mayflower to the 1950s, the diaries are an informative glimpse at everyday life in those different time periods, which helps make history more real. […]