• 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…

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    Literary Pursuits

    Review: The Lost Lieutenant

    If you’re a fan of Regency romance novels you’re sure to love The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch. I received a copy in exchange for my review as part of the I Read with Audra blog tour. Confession time: While Regency romance isn’t my usual genre of choice at this stage of my life there was a time I read…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Recent 5-Star Reads

    Without realizing it, apparently I read more than a book a day during the month of April! I track my reading on Goodreads as I go along, but I don’t set goals or pay to attention to how much I’ve read until it’s time to tally it up for these blog posts. Granted, a number of those were kids’ books…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Review: Coloring Bible for Girls

    I enjoy coloring and Bible journaling so I was interested to review the Beautiful Word Bible for Girls. I’m somewhat older than the target market of ages 8 to 12 but from what I could tell by looking at the pictures I didn’t see anything that I thought might be specific to that age range.

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    Literary Pursuits

    If You Like Little House on the Prairie

    My all-time favorite book series has got to be the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I was first introduced to them when my mother checked them out at the library to read to us at bedtime before I started school. The problem was, one chapter a night just wasn’t enough. I couldn’t wait to learn to read.

  • Heritage,  Literary Pursuits

    Of Bookshops and Long-Lost Cousins

    When I grow up I want to be a writer. More specifically, a novelist. I really do. I know I’ve been saying that for awhile but I’m still working on it. I haven’t always wanted to be a writer, though. When I was younger my big dream was to own a bookstore. I never had the capital for that, and…