What I’m Reading: Wildwood by Colin Meloy

What this book is about:  Prue, 12, lives with her family in Portland near the Impassable Wilderness, a woody area of mystery that no one seems to be able enter. But, when Prue is out with 1 year old brother, Mac, he's snatched up by a flock of crows in taken into the Impassable Wilderness. … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Wildwood by Colin Meloy

What I’m Reading: Chazown by Craig Groeschel

What this book is about:  This nonfiction personal growth book is about drilling down into the core of who you are in order to achieve your unique, God-given life goal. What I liked:  Tons of practical information - seriously. I started notebook so that I could record my thoughts, jot down answers to questions, ponder … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Chazown by Craig Groeschel

What I’m Reading: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

What this book is about:  Black Beauty is the story of a horse as it lives out its life in late part of 1800s in and around London. Black Beauty finds himself changing many hands over the course of his life and shares the ups and downs of horse life at the hands of good … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

What I’m Reading: Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

What this book is about:  27-year-old NYC resident Bette Robinson spontaneously quits a job she hates, and through some family connections lands a job in a new PR/events planning firm. She goes from hating her 9-5 (or 6 or 7) life to being completely overwhelmed by this new all day (and sometimes going far into … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger

What I’m Reading: A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson

What this book is about:  Gerta, a 12-year-old living in East Berlin after the war, wakes up one morning to discover the Berlin wall has been erected overnight. Her father and brother are on the other side of the wall, leaving her with her oldest brother and mother. What I liked:  The story eventually really … Continue reading What I’m Reading: A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielson

What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

What this book is about:  This book follows a span of time in the life of a boy, Tom Sawyer, as he navigates life. Overall thoughts and opinions:  I'm skipping the 'what I liked' and 'what I didn't like' sections for this week because I just can't even be bothered to critique Mark Twain like … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

What the book is about:  This book follows Annie, a princess, as she tries to save her kingdom after her sister, Gwendolyn, and the rest of the kingdom falls victim to a sleeping spell. It's a fun take on Sleeping Beauty, but we follow Annie, the Wide-Awake Princess, as she travels through other familiar fairy … Continue reading What I’m Reading: The Wide-Awake Princess by E. D. Baker

What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

What this book is about:  This is Volume 1 in the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan. The story follows Queen Ysa as she tries to manage her kingdom behind the face of her ever-drunk husband, consorting with dark magic to consolidate powers and create a lasting legacy for her house. Meanwhile, in the … Continue reading What I’m Reading: To the King A Daughter by Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

What I’m Reading: Mists of Avalon

What the book is about:  Mists of Avalon is a book that explores the story of King Arthur and his court from the perspective of the women at his court and in his life. And actually, it's a set of books combined into one grand, sweeping, epic story. What I liked:  The characters - bar … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Mists of Avalon

What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott

What the book is about:  I'd consider this to be a sister book to Sometimes the Magic Works. It's certainly in that same realm; advice about writing and life how sometimes, the two of them converge. What I liked:  Short chapters - With kids running around and interrupting me all the time, it was nice … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott