The Taker by Alma Katsu: A Book Review

I generally have a book list that I use to find my reads, but sometimes, I just pull a book that looks interesting off the library shelf and hope for the best. This post contains affiliate links. Such was the case with Alma Katsu’s The Taker, but I have mixed feelings about this book. On […]

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm: A Book Review

One of my personal goals this year is to spend more time trying to understand autism and dyslexia, the two issues that are relevant to our family. This post contains affiliate links. To start this venture, I checked out the audio book, Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew by Ellen Notbohm.  I […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, January, 2019

Another month, more great stories!  Now that we get ABA in house two days a week, we’re not driving quite so much, so our book consumption has decreased a bit, but we’re still reading plenty. Books We Read Per our usual, we had four books we were reading at once.  We finished only one in […]

Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson: A Book Review

This year, I’ve started reading World War II fiction in addition to the non-fiction I usually read. My first foray into this fiction was Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson. The story switches between 1939 and throughout the war to current times.  In the World War II era, the story follows Max Dornbach, and Austrian […]

Smart Mom Smart Mornings by Rachel Newcomb: A Book Review

As you know, this year is the year of getting my life back on track after a serious derailment the last two years.  I’ve been working hard on making my mornings and evenings more productive, and have been fairly successful. However, I recently read Smart Mom Smart Mornings by Rachel Newcomb, and I realized there’s […]

Claiming My Place by Planaira Price: A Book Review

My mom loves reading books about the Holocaust.  I like reading them, but I find I can only read a few a year because they tend to drain me emotionally. This post contains affiliate links. While my mom was visiting, she read Claiming My Place by Planaria Price, and she promised me that unlike most […]

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 […]