• Literary Pursuits

    What I Read in January

    Due to unexpected health issues, travel, and holiday busy-ness I didn’t get my reading reports for October, November, or December posted. I’m not going to go back and do that now, but for a year-end report: my GoodReads totals for 2021 are 255 books and 54,150 pages. That’s down from 282 books in 2020. Let’s see what kind of track…

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    Homestead Goals

    Our adventure this past fall has been settling into our new home in Arkansas. Now that we live out in the country I have some homesteading/self-sufficiency goals that I want to try. Lyle is not so enthusiastic but, as usual, he’s willing to offer his support however he can. Some of these activities aren’t new for us. It only made…

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    Christmas 1971

    We'll be celebrating Christmas in Arkansas this year, in the house my grandparents were in the process of building 50 years ago. Christmas that year was one of best ones I remember. I was 6 years old.

  • The Debutante's Code, a book review post
    Literary Pursuits

    Review: The Debutante’s Code

    Today I’m reviewing The Debutante’s Code, a Christian Regency romance/mystery novel by Erica Vetsch. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher as part of Read with Audra blog tours. My Review Turns out, The Debutante’s Code is not your average Regency romance novel. Yes, it does include an element of romance, but I would classify it more as a cozy mystery.…

  • Rest Girl, a book review post
    Literary Pursuits

    Review: Rest, Girl

    Today I’m reviewing Rest, Girl a nonfiction Christian living book for women by Jami Amerine, Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher as part of JustRead Publicity Tours! My Review I know I’m not the only one who has struggled with anxiety and worry over the past many months. At times it feels like spiritual oppression because, you know…