Mattie Richardson’s Horses in History Series {Book Review}

This fall, the girls began horseback riding, and they love it!  This has inspired a desire to learn about horses, so when The Homeschool Crew had the opportunity to review Author Mattie Richardson/Appaloosy Books, we were delighted.  (Horses and read alouds?  That’s right up our alley!)  We received Mattie Richardson’s Horses in History Series, and […]

A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline {A Book Review}

This post contains affiliate links. I saw A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline sitting on the bookshelf at the library.  I liked the cover, so I decided to check it out, having no idea that the book was about the famous artist Andrew Wyeth and his painting, Christina’s World.  (If I’m to […]

The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner {A Book Review}

This post contains affiliate links. Most of us cannot imagine a life of polygamy.  However, Ruth Wariner has lived that life–she was one of 10 children born to her mother, Kathy, who was a plural wife.  When Kathy was just 17, she married Joel LeBaron, a 42 year old man who already had several wives […]

Slash Your Grocery Bill by Crystal Paine {Book Review}

This post contains affiliate links. We went to Michigan to help take care of my mom after hip replacement surgery a few weeks ago, and that was the first time we’d been back in 3.5 years.  After the trip, we decided we need to make visiting family more of a priority.  The problem is, there […]

A Cross to Kill by Andrew Huff {Kregel Publications Review}

Christine Lewis sits on a chair, a knife at her neck, a camera recording her every move.  The terrorists who have held the kidnapped journalist for months are now about to execute her live on camera, and there’s nothing she can do.  They hand her a statement to read, but after a few sentences, she […]

The Shepherd’s Stone & The Lion’s Roar (Homeschool Crew Review)

As regular readers know, a large, important part of our homeschool is reading aloud fabulous books.  We’re on track to have read aloud nearly 100 books by the end of this year.  (Audio books are a large part of our homeschooling when we’re driving in the car, which we do. . .ALOT!)  Recently, we added […]

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: A Book Review

This post contains affiliate links. Bookworm is taking Honors English this year, and while I’ve read most of the short stories and plays he’ll be reading, I haven’t read many of the novels, so I plan to read along with him.  The first novel he had to read was Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, […]

Family Read Alouds for Ages 8 to 12–September, 2019

Rather than large novels hundreds of pages long, this month, we read shorter kids’ books that were 80 to 150 pages long, so we finished many more.  I wasn’t planning this, but it just worked out based on our Sonlight reading and the books that the girls picked out.  Here are the family read alouds […]

Blogging Through the Alphabet: Circle C Books

One of the book series we’ve fallen in love with are Circle C Books.  Created by Susan K. Marlow, these books are an excellent resource to learn about the history of California as well as to delight in the main character, a tomboy, Andi, living in the late 1800s on a California ranch.  All of […]

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides: A Book Review

Alicia Berenson has it all.  She is an attractive woman who has a successful art career.  Her husband, Gabriel, is an attractive fashion photographer.  But their life isn’t as perfect as outside appearances would have people believe. One night, Alicia Berenson ties up her husband and shoots him in the face five times, killing him.  […]