Educated by Tara Westover: A Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. I had heard much about Educated by Tara Westover.  Most of what I heard was about homeschooling and how it shouldn’t be unregulated; those who argue that use Educated as proof of their argument.  For sure, Tara Westover and her siblings were deprived of their education growing up in their conservative […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids–June, 2019

This summer, we’ve been rocking the reading time.  We’ve listened to several great audios, but we’ve had a lot of time to read aloud some really good books! This post contains affiliate links. Books We Read We finished 5 books in June: Sticks Across the Chimney by Nora Burglon In Sticks Across the Chimney, Siri […]

The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa: A Book Review

I’ve read a lot of books from the Jewish perspective of the Holocaust, but lately, I’ve been reading books about other stories of World War II, especially in Europe. This post contains affiliate links. I loved Resistance Women, and this week, I read The Daughter’s Tale by Armando Lucas Correa about a Jewish family living […]

Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini: A Book Review

By far, my favorite genre of books to read is World War II history, whether those books are non-fiction or fiction. This post contains affiliate links. I recently read Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini, about four women who join the German Resistance.  Mildred Fish Harnack is an American who attends the University of Wisconsin and […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids–May, 2019

Now that Bookworm is out of school, we’re not in the car quite so much.  Still, we got in several great audio books, and we’re doing our best to read more books, too. This post contains affiliate links. Books We Read We finished two books in April: Red Sails to Capri by Ann Weil In […]

Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – A Book Review

About six weeks ago, I checked all of the sites I use to find good book recommendations and put about 15 requests in at my library. Miracle Creek was the first to come in, and it had a wait list after me of nearly 100, so I quickly got to work reading.  Luckily, the book […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, April, 2019

After this month, it will be a year since we started listening to audios, and we’ve heard so many good stories in that time! This post contains affiliate links. Books We Read We finished two books in April: The Friendship by Mildred D. Taylor The Friendship was a great history lesson for my girls about […]

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford – A Book Review

I have several places I go for book recommendations.  I was visiting one of those groups, made a long list of books to read and was requesting them from the library. This post contains affiliate links. As is often the case with popular books, one of them wasn’t currently available, but the library database suggested […]

Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard – A Book Review

I’m always interested in finding a book that teaches me a new aspect about history that I never knew. This post contains affiliate links. Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard was one of those books.  In this story, June Walker, a newly graduated high school student whose fiance has just been killed fighting in World […]

A Video Homeschool Crew Review: Louis Zamperini – Redemption

The girls and I recently got to read a book about one of my favorite people, Louis Zamperini.  I love his story but didn’t feel it was appropriate for my girls (ages 9 and 10.5) until we discovered Louis Zamperini: Redemption by Janet and Geoff Benge, part of their Heroes of History series by YWAM […]