• Sunday sketching book review

    Sunday Sketching (Book Review)

    By on March 5, 2017

    This is an absolutely wonderful book. It is part memoir, part a book about design and creativity, part humor...

  • When the Emperor Was Divine (Book Review)

    When the Emperor Was Divine (Book Review)

    By on March 1, 2017

    This books does not take long to read, but it is deeply affecting. I give it five stars.

  • Murder at the Brightwell book review

    Murder at the Brightwell (Book Review)

    By on February 3, 2017

    This languidly paced novel was both undemanding and enjoyable. If you too are in need of an entertaining distraction,...

  • Book Review: My Grandmother Told Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

    By on January 19, 2017

    This book is as different and wonderful as the exceptional almost-eight-year-old-girl and her chaotic, cantankerous, superhero of a...

  • Book Review: Interrupted

    Book Review: Interrupted

    By on January 11, 2017

    This fresh book is thankfully neither self-satisfied nor the last word, but the beginning of a discussion on what...

  • book review Jade Dragon mountain

    Book Review: Jade Dragon Mountain

    By on January 5, 2017

    I really liked this mystery set in 18th century China. It was fresh and well written, and it tied...

  • Reading Challenge for 2017

    Reading Challenge for 2017

    By on December 29, 2016

    Please join me for this year’s reading challenge! I hope you like the new list. I think it is...

  • Books We Got for Christmas

    By on December 27, 2016

    Here are the books that were under our family's tree this Christmas. What books did you receive that you...

  • 2016 reading challenge complete

    2016 Reading Challenge Complete

    By on December 22, 2016

    It has been a bit of a scramble to complete my Reading Challenge for this year, but I'm going...

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    Best Poetry Books for Children and Young Adults

    By on December 17, 2016

    It is a fortunate child who shares these poems with an adult that cares– firelight, fuzzy blankets, cookies, and...

  • Now and Again Book review

    Book Review: Now and Again

    By on December 7, 2016

    How do we get past waste and pointlessness, to sow true bonds of health, freedom, and virtue in the...

  • Book Review Dinner with Edward

    Book Review: Dinner with Edward

    By on December 2, 2016

    This sweet, yummy book is a great way to spent an evening. It is a short, loving memoir of...