Can you believe?

Today I read Fahrenheit 451 for the first time ever? I can’t believe I graduated high school almost 17 years ago and I just now read this book?  Pathetic. Oh my goodness.  It couldn’t be a more timely read.  Took me about 15 pages to get into it and to get passed, or rather accustomed to, the […]

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Favorite book of the year…

Well, this is probably one of the more cruel jokes to play on someone, I think. Actually, when Heather posted in my comments that she wanted me to pick my favorite book of the year, I thought I knew which one it would be, but then all of the other books started crying out to […]

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Books! Books! Books!

I’ve been reading a lot lately. After giving birth to 4 man-cubs I think my brain was temporarily out of the office. Unable to be reached. Out of pocket. Muy ocupado. Elsewhere. Oh, it’s so fun to come up with an endless string of words that convey the same meaning to the point of boring […]

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On True Spirituality

I just started reading True Spirituality by Francis Schaeffer last night.  So far I really like it.  I hit on a few paragraphs that I just have to share here.  He quotes scripture using the King James version but I’m going to change it here to the ESV.  Hope the purists don’t mind. “We do […]

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Author Kicks…

I totally get on author kicks. Do you?  I pretty much am guaranteed to read anything by Tim Keller these days for instance (or haven’t you noticed?)  And Jane Austen… you know if she ever puts out another one, I’ll be all over it.  Too bad I’ll have to wait for heaven for that one.  […]

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Another "Must Read" by Tim Keller…

Tim Keller has long been a favorite with us.  Long before he published a book we liked the guy because of his sermons and lectures on tape (yeah… that’s a while back! LOL)  Several months back I blogged about his book The Reason for God:  Belief in an Age of Skepticism.  That book was a […]

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Yes, another blog…

I have this habit of getting cool ideas for new group blogs and starting them immediately. This one I thought about for at least a week. You should be proud of me. Recently I rediscovered an old friend who had been almost extinguished by motherhood and by this thing called the Internet (maybe you’ve met […]

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Sorry…

So yesterday I told you about this story that I woke up writing in my head, something that has happened before actually.  But in those instances I desired sleep more than getting the story on paper, or on hard drive rather.  This time I just could not ignore it.  It wouldn’t let me sleep.  What […]

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You writer types…

Yah, you.  Can you answer this for me?  Have you ever woken up at 4:30 in the morning and had a story forming in your head within about .002 seconds of waking up?  And then could you not go back to sleep because the dang thing kept writing itself inside your brain quite against your […]

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Two Books

I’m just about to delve into these two books, one that we picked up several weeks ago and one that we just got earlier today. The Reason for God This one is by Dr. Tim Keller, Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He was invited to Google Headquarters a while back for […]

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I love Jane Austen

Really, she is quite probably, I believe, the most talented and witty author that ever put pen to paper. So far I have read Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Persuasion and part of Emma. Mansfield Park and Persuasion I have just read in the last fortnight. (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.) Last night I started Jane […]

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Saving Up

Recently I’ve been reading Beverly Cleary books aloud to my boys. They are really enjoying them. We’ve been going back and forth between Henry Huggins books and Ramona books. So far we’ve read Henry Huggins, Henry and Ribsy, Ramona the Pest, Beezus and Ramona, Henry and Beezus and now we are reading Henry and the […]

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The Gruffalo!

You have to buy this book. Oh, yes. This is a book to buy. This is not a book to just check out at the library. It’s a book you will be forced (Oh, twist my arm harder please!) to read over and over again, it is so cute. It’s my new favorite kids’ book. […]

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Childrens' Book Reviews Coming Soon!!

I’m so excited to let you all know that I will begin a series of childrens’ book reviews in the coming weeks! Several weeks ago a marketing manager from Kane Miller Publishing contacted me through my blog and asked if I would be interested in reviewing some childrens’ books here. I happily agreed as I […]

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