It’s Time to Rebuild

Rebuild: To build something up after it has been damaged or destroyed Our world is broken.  People are hurting due to natural disasters, disease, broken relationships, social injustice, and so much more. For the past 12 years, I have lived in countries that were trying to rebuild. With my team and local friends, I would feel the ups and downs of the rebuilding process. […]

Transition and Threadbare Prayers

 We moved back to the states in July to a US in transition. Life in the season of COVID-19 is much different for everyone not just those of us moving back to our home country or to a new location. How we go about our daily lives is different. In some ways, we are more distant and in other ways, we are […]

Wrought of Silver and Ravens: Book Review

Today I am again participating in the Tattered Slippers release and blog tour.  The Tattered Slippers are six retellings of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by six different authors, each one fantastic and magical. You don’t want to miss any of them! If you want to check out the other books, reviews and even some character interviews, click here.  Today’s focus is Wrought of Silver […]

Poisson’s Dance Review

Today I am participating in the Tattered Slippers release and blog tour.  The Tattered Slippers are six retellings of The Twelve Dancing Princesses by six different authors, each one fantastic and magical. You don’t want to miss any of them! If you want to check out the other books, reviews and even some character interviews, click here.  Today’s focus is Poison’s Dance […]

The Dancing Princess Review

Some of my favorite summer memories growing up were sleeping over at my Grandma’s house and reading her Good Housekeeping magazines. I especially like the novella that was included in each magazine.  It was liked reading a book in an hour or two.  This week I am back at the house my Grandmother lived in.  Instead of a Good Housekeeping novella, […]

Listening and Learning

Over the past few years, my husband and  I have enjoyed reading books together. We will often be reading the same fiction books but separately.  Since we don’t always read at the same pace, we will often try to get hints of future events out of the person who is ahead in their reading. That person is usually me. Other […]

Three Book Series To Start Off My Year

(Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash) I can’t believe that I have finished 12 books already this year. Good series are my weakness especially if the whole series has been published and the library or kindle unlimited has them available.  Some people binge watch a show; I binge read. My resolution of reading more nonfiction was forgotten as I wanted to find out what […]

Favorite Books of 2019

I love looking at book lists.  What did people like or hate. Which books are worth the time or which might be a waste of time. One thing I have realized from these lists that I don’t necessarily like all the same books as other people, but I am sure the same could be said about my lists.  I do find it […]

We All Want to Belong

Have you ever wanted to recommend a book to a fictional character?  I have.  I don’t know if it is a side effect of reading too much or the timeliness of the topic (belonging) in my life.  My vote is for the later.  Three characters in Tricia Mingerink’s book, Midnight’s Curse, wrestle with belonging which is the theme of Kristen Strong’s book, Back Roads to Belonging. […]