Exciting news in the book world: Fawkes is released today! This is one of my favorite books, and I wrote a review of it that you can read here.
I thought it would be interesting to research the world of Fawkes: the early 1600’s. … More The World of Fawkes – Art and Music of the Early 1600’s
In celebration of Independence Day, here are thirteen (for the Thirteen Colonies) books with an American flag on the cover. … More Top Ten Tuesdays – Books With an American Flag on the Cover
Welcome to the Quarterly Newsletter — Summer edition! … More Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2018
I am currently reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and I’m enjoying it very much! One thing I’ve noticed is that it mentions books and reading a lot. So here are some of my favorites reading-related quotes taken from the first fourth of the book. I’ll be doing posts for the other three parts in the future. … More Five Reading/Book Quotes from Pride and Prejudice – Part 1/4
I think this is a good book, but just not one that I enjoyed very much. I did learn from it, and I appreciated its unique perspective. It did help me grow as a person, and it gave me a lot to think about. … More Review – The Return: Reflections on Loving God Back
I had different reactions to the first and second halves of the book, so I’ll divide this review into two sections.
Parts I and II of the Book
I found these parts of the book to be so helpful. The message is desperately needed in today’s world. Reading this made me feel like I was taking a deep, refreshing breath of air. The book takes a step back from all the conflict and disagreements and shows a glimpse of a better way. It gives practical suggestions for developing character traits such as wisdom and tact, gentleness and strength, and humility and courage (the character traits are paired together). … More Review – Dancing in No Man’s Land: Moving With Peace and Truth in a Hostile World
This book has some wonderful qualities: the engaging story, the historical setting, and the likable characters. It also has some flaws, but I still enjoyed the book so much that I gave it four stars.
I loved the history. The book went into a lot of detail about everyday activities, such as cooking. Some might not enjoy so many details, but I loved seeing what life was like at that time. … More Review – The Accidental Guardian
I’ll be taking a short break from this blog to focus on helping with the farm work which is extra crazy right now. In the meantime, I’ll be working on posts for when I get back to this blog, and I’ll be reading every chance I get. I’ve been reading a lot of classic short stories, and I’m hoping to read some classic novels, too. … More Short Blogging Break
The projects in this book cover a range of skill levels, beading techniques, and styles. I’m interested in trying over half of them. The techniques included are bead weaving, bead embroidery, bead stringing, and wire work. … More Review – Big Book of Weekend Beading: Step-by-Step Instructions for 30+ Quick Beading Projects