Well, here I am, breaking all the long-established rules of good blogging yet again! Post regularly, they say. Stick to your niche, they say. Post on the same day of the week, they say. It's been a while, this isn't Christian Fiction, and it isn't even Monday!-- but I don't care, because this book made… Continue reading Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager
Hello ladies and gents! Sorry, too many hours listening to an audio book with a British narrator has made me feel inclined to be a bit more posh on the blog... anyone want a scone? 😉 I'll keep this post short and sweet; I've had an idea for some time to curate and sell a… Continue reading Christian Fiction Subscription?
I told you, dear readers, that I had a lovely Q&A waiting just around the corner for you! In honor of her newest release, author Tessa Afshar has been making time for interviews. I am so pleased to have had the opportunity to ask her a handful of questions! Tessa's author bio as well as… Continue reading Q&A With Tessa Afshar
What should I say about Jerusalem Rising: Adah’s Journey by Barbara M. Britton? My thoughts about this book have been tumbling around in my mind for some time now, as you can ascertain by the late summer setting of the cover photo! I first discovered Adah's Journey when I was processing some new library books… Continue reading Full Review of Jerusalem Rising: Adah’s Journey
Merry Christmas (Eve) everyone! I really should have posted yesterday, but I have a quiet moment now and thought perhaps you might enjoy seeing a rather large pile of books I added to my collection! Do you have any favorite thrift store memories? I just recently stopped by a local used bookstore that uses their… Continue reading New(ish) Books and Felicitations
I've been looking for another great audio book to follow All Manner of Things, as well as trying to get to know a new app I downloaded through our library called RBdigital. The app seems to focus primarily on media, so I've been excited to see if they have a good selection of Christian fiction… Continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Books
When I took a pre-reading peek at other reviews of All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner, I saw a repetitive comment-- "It's so unique to read historical fiction set during the Vietnam War years!" I won't talk at length about this aspect of the book, then, since it's been said before. However, having read… Continue reading Full Review: All Manner of Things, by Susie Finkbeiner
One of the “hardships” (if you can call it that) of being a book reviewer is that sometimes there are books that you just don’t… like. Or worse, that you kind of liked but mostly didn’t. Or liked a lot except for that one thing you hated! Somewhere in my mind are make-believe bookshelves labeled… Continue reading Short Review of “That Certain Summer”
Some of you may already know that I do not receive free books to review from Christian fiction publishers such as Tyndale or Bethany House, but I thought it might be interesting to share with you why that is! Before I get started, let me just mention-- in the spirit of kindness--that I'm in no… Continue reading Why I Don’t Accept Free Books from Publishers…and the One Time I Do!
Around the book-blogging community I've seen something called Dream Casting. Oh, don't worry-- it's not some sort of pagan bedtime ritual! If you haven't heard of it before, it's casting in the sense of choosing someone for an acting role. Basically, you take a novel or other work you would really like to see translated… Continue reading Dream Casting “Hidden Among the Stars”