Elevation by Stephen King: A Book Review

Stephen King seems to write two kinds of books–more realistic fiction like 11/22/63 and Misery, and science fiction books.  I tend not to like the science fiction books. This post contains affiliate links. Elevation seemed to be one of the more realistic books, so I was excited to read it, especially since there was a […]

When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka: A Book Review

I didn’t find out until college that the U.S. government put Japanese-Americans in camps during World War II in the misguided interest of national security.  I’m still appalled that I took several high school history classes and never knew this. This post contains affiliate links. I’ve been reading World War II fiction, so When the Emperor […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, December 2018

Once again, we did a lot of driving, so we smashed out a ton of great audiobooks!  I’ll be honest, I’m not really liking the education that the girls are getting from the online, public school, but I’m so happy that we’re supplementing with so many great books.  From June to December this year, the […]

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay: A Book Review

I’ve read a lot of non-fiction books about the Holocaust, but lately, I’ve been reading fiction books about the Holocaust, and they’re every bit as moving and heart clenching. This book contains affiliate links. One of my favorites, that still continues to haunt me, is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay.  Sarah is a 10 […]

Reading List for 2019

I find a reading list is a lot like a menu plan.  I may not follow it exactly, but I always have a book title to choose from.  Here is a list of books I’d like to choose from to read in 2019.  (Note–I have no expectation to read all of these books; they’re just […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, November, 2018

This month we did a lot of driving, so we smashed out a ton of great audiobooks! Books We Read We had four novels going in October, and we were able to complete all of them but one this month: Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague by Brandon Mull Fablehaven: Grip of the Shadow Plague is […]

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate: A Book Review

I can sneak in bits of time to read while one of my children is doing schoolwork while the other two are at ABA, so finally, I can start writing book reviews again! This post contains affiliate links. We like to work at the library, and I just saw Before We Were Yours by Lisa […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, October 2018

I’ve been reading aloud to my kids since they were born, but since June, we’ve been sharing what we’ve read and what we thought of the novels.  If you have any good kids’ books you could recommend, please leave a comment below.  Hopefully, some of the books we read will also give you ideas for […]

Homeschool Crew Review: St. Bartholomew’s Eve by Heirloom Audio

Now that we’re driving a minimum of 1.5 hours a day, we’ve been burning through audio books; in fact, that is one of the main ways we get some of our school done despite driving so far every day.  We were recently given the opportunity to review St. Bartholomew’s Eve by Heirloom Audio, and we […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, September 2018

A few months ago, I started keeping track of what the girls and I read aloud.  We’re always looking for good reading suggestions, so if you have any good kids’ books you could recommend, please leave a comment below.  Hopefully, some of the books we read will also give you ideas for books to read […]