Category Books

Theological Thursday – Theodor Seuss Geisel

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Did you know a newspaper published a parody of ‘Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!’ called “Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now!”? And the president resigned 9 days later.

Review: These Nameless Things by Shawn Smucker

This is the kind of book you have to read again just to soak in the nuances you missed the first time – the very best kind of book. 

Review: Stories That Bind Us by Susie Finkbeiner

If ordinary people simply love then act? That is the best and most lasting change that could ever happen.

Review: Hadley Beckett’s Next Dish by Bethany Turner

Somehow she manages to whip up a situation that is both familiar and bizarre then lets it spin – characters and all.

2019 Kids Book Gift List

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Stuck on gifts for the kid readers in your life? Check out my 2019 Kids Book Gift List!

Wednesday Wars, Shakespeare and You

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I was dumbfounded how a middle grade novel could so accurately depict raw grief.

Review: 31 Day Writing Prompt Journal by Kate Motaung

It’s been awhile! But I’m back after a crazy busy summer with a great review for you! My friend Kate Motaung (moe-ta-oong) the brains behind Five Minute Friday has launched a new paper journal for the annual October writing challenge:… Continue Reading →

Review: Light from Distant Stars by Shawn Smucker

From the Back Cover: When Cohen Marah steps over his father’s body in the basement embalming room of the family’s funeral home, he has no idea that he is stepping into a labyrinth of memory. Over the next week, Cohen’s… Continue Reading →

Review: All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner

From the Back Cover: After Annie Jacobson’s brother Mike enlists as a medic in the Army in 1967, he mails her the address of their long-estranged father. If anything should happen to him in Vietnam, Mike says, Annie must let… Continue Reading →

Review: Manacle by Chris Aslan

The Back Cover: “I hear the clatter of swords and torches outside the caves as the soldiers come for me. In a moment their faces will relax when they see a skinny, outnumbered boy. They don’t realize how dangerous I… Continue Reading →

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