• A Prairie Devotional by Wendi Lou Lee
    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…

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    Louisa May Alcott

    It’s been years since I’ve read Little Women. To be perfectly honest, it never was one of my favorite novels, though I really wanted to like it. I mean, Jo doesn’t end up with Laurie… and Beth dies… what kind of happily-ever-after romance story is that? The Musical Three years ago, while we lived in Colorado, my friend Heather invited…

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    Upcoming Book Reviews

    I am so excited about all the books I have piled up to review in the next few weeks! I hadn’t realized there were quite so many until I sat down to compile this list, but once I broke the books down into genres I can see that it’s totally doable. I mostly post my reviews on Amazon and GoodReads,…

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    The Shepherd of the Hills

    Last summer I scored a stack of somewhat battered vintage books at a thrift store. Do you remember the lovely copy of Tennyson? Here’s another treasure I found that same day. This 1907 copy of The Shepherd of the Hills still has the original dust jacket. It’s tattered and fragile, but it’s amazing to me that it has been loosely wrapped around…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Dot-to-Dot Philadelphia

    Since I live “out west” I haven’t had many opportunities to visit historical and cultural sites on the east coast. In fact, I’ve only ever been to Pennsylvania once. We spent one day in Philadelphia and visited Independence Square and other sites with significance to early American history. When I was offered the opportunity to review the We Are Connected…

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    Review – A Light So Lovely

    (Obligatory Disclosure: I received a copy of A Light So Lovely in exchange for my review. This post also contains affiliate links.) As a lifelong avid reader I have read many, many books. I know I read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle long ago, probably as a teen. I just vaguely remember the story line. It wasn’t my cup of…

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    Tennyson Tidbits

    You know how easy it is to go down bunny trails on the internet, following one link to another to another until you are way off track from where you originally started? Turns out, old books can have the same effect. I found several lovely vintage hardback books at a local thrift store last week. Granted, none of them were…