Books I Read Aloud to the Kids–July, 2019

We’re back to driving down to ABA four days a week and picking up Bookworm from school, which means more driving time.  Now, we’re also adding in dyslexia tutoring, which means one more 1.5 hour drive round trip in addition to the four 1.5 hour round trips we make to ABA every week, so we […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Library and Educational Services LLC

I’ve been homeschooling for six years now, and I still find new curriculum, stores, and websites I have never heard of before.  One of them is Library and Educational Services LLC, which I’m delighted to have found and plan to use again!  We had the privilege to review several of their products including: Lifehouse Theater […]

Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin: A Book Review

Another week, and another World War II book that examines another angle of history I knew nothing about.  (I really can’t get enough of these books!) This post contains affiliate links. This week’s book was Mistress of the Ritz by Melanie Benjamin.  While this book was inspired by real characters, Claude and Blanche Auzello, it […]

How We Disappeared by Jing Jing Lee: A Book Review

I’m a huge fan of WWII fiction and non-fiction, but most of what I read tends to be about the Holocaust and the Nazis. This post contains affiliate links. Jing Jing Lee’s new book, How We Disappeared, tells the story of people in Singapore, which is occupied by the Japanese army during WWII.  There are […]

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 […]