• Literary Pursuits

    Review: Dusk’s Darkest Shores

    If you’re a fan of Regency romance novels you’ll not want to miss Dusk’s Darkest Shores by Carolyn Miller. I went through a phase a number of years ago where I read Regency romances voraciously. At this stage of my life I enjoy more of a mix of genres but I do find myself picking up a Regency now and…

  • Homeschooling,  Literary Pursuits

    Those Pivotal Days

    Have you ever contemplated how quickly life can change? Many changes are slow and gradual, but occasionally events come along that happen so unexpectedly and instantaneously… and change our lives forever. During this whole crisis that has been 2020 I’ve thought a lot about other challenging events throughout history and how our ancestors managed to survive those times. Or maybe…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Recent 5-Star Reads

    My recommendations from the books I read this past month are heavy on the juvenile side. I usually read pretty evenly from both children’s and adult titles, but most of my favorites from the past few weeks have been children’s books. As usual, when I talk about books, I provide affiliate links to Amazon which means I might make a…

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    Homeschooling

    Review: You Can Draw It in Just 30 Minutes

    Remember the acrylic painting kit I reviewed a few weeks ago? I mentioned we had been dabbling with different mediums in art. Today’s review focuses on pencil sketching. Obligatory disclosure: I received this instructional book from Timberdoodle in exchange for my review. I’ve always admired pencil sketching, particularly the artwork of Garth Williams, classic illustrator of the Little House on…