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Summer Reading Challenge

One of the highlights of my childhood was going to our public library with my own library card and signing up for the summer reading challenge. Admittedly, I had grand goals of filling in all those lines. I did read. A lot. I just don’t know that I ever filled […]

Books of the Month: September 2013

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery Anne-with-an-“e” has always been a kindred spirit. Now my boys see her as one, too. It was a joy to share this favorite with them. They read much of her story independently and broadened their vocabulary through Anne’s loquaciousness. We worked through […]

Books of the Month: August 2013

It’s a Wonderful Imperfect Life by Joan C. Webb: I have enjoyed several months of daily insight from this devotional. I recommend it to other recovering perfectionists! 4 stars The Scarlett Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy: This romantic classic is a favorite of my literary friends, and now I am adding it […]

Books of the Month: July 2013

Books by Ralph Fletcher: As I am preparing for another year of home school, I have been reading many of Ralph Fletcher’s books of poetry for children. Have You Been to the Beach Lately? , Moving Day , Relatively Speaking are excellent examples of his storytelling through theme and poetry. I […]

Books of the Month: June 2013

Viking Quest Series by Lois Walfrid Johnson: My youngest son and I are enjoying reading this series together. Raiders of the Sea begins the story of Bree, a young Irish girl, and her capture by Viking raiders. As she struggles to escape from their fourteen-year-old leader, Mikkel, she finds strength […]

Books of the Month: May 2013

The Spiritual Secret of Hudson Taylor by Dr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor: This biography of Hudson Taylor reveals missionary heart devoted to life-long service amidst trials and triumphs. Inspirational! In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon: Of all the books my son and I read this year, we agree this […]

Books of the Month: April 2013

Interrogations at Noon by Dana Gioia: I heard about Dana Gioia through Mars Hill Network. His poetry books exude tenacious attention to word choice, rhyme, rhythm, and themes. While not overt, there exists an undercurrent of spiritual depth that draws the reader into the author’s experience and toward self-reflection. I am currently […]