Review – Practicing the King’s Economy

35138439My experience with this book alternated between good and bad. Some parts of it are inspiring and practical. Some parts I do not agree with (although I acknowledge I could be wrong). This was a very difficult, and sometimes confusing book for me. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think the way I reacted to it has a lot to do with my personal background and situation and less to do with the content of the book. … More Review – Practicing the King’s Economy

Review – Healing Spices

32613357Healing Spices is a fascinating and informative overview of spices and the different world cuisines that use them. I learned about many spices I’d never heard of before, and I now have ideas for spices to try for my own health.

I really loved that the book explains how and where the spices are grown, as well as the history of each spice. I hadn’t realized how precious spices have been and still are. … More Review – Healing Spices

Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2018

Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2018

Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2018 (1)

Welcome to a new feature on this blog!! Every quarter I’ll be doing a newsletter post where I’ll talk about books I’m excited about reading, other blogs I’ve discovered, behind the scenes of this blog (including hints of exciting upcoming posts and new developments), and little things going on in my life. This will be a place to share with you the things on my mind and the things I’m excited about. … More Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2018

Review – The Accidental Highwayman + Bonus Audiobook Mini-Review

29425555The Accidental Highwayman is one of my favorite books. The story has plenty of good, old-fashioned adventure in it, and I loved the characters!

Tripp’s writing style in this book is like nothing I’ve read before. The style reminds me of the kind of writing you’d find in an 18th-century memoir, but with more personality. The book is written in first-person point of view which allows a glimpse of Kit’s sense of humor and his view of the world. … More Review – The Accidental Highwayman + Bonus Audiobook Mini-Review

Review – Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution

36374048By the end of this book, I realized the word “turbulent” was actually a compliment. These men were tough, brave, and wild. They were homesteaders who cared about their families and were willing to die for their country. They were also quite the characters.

This book doesn’t focus on Ethan Allen but instead includes him along with a number of other people. I loved how the book wove together multiple stories. … More Review – Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution