Recent Reads: October

Just like Anne, I am so glad I live in a world of Octobers. There is something about the crunch of leaves on the ground. I also picked up quite a few (new to me) books that I LOVED this month. The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigani I can’t figure out why I’ve never selected… Continue reading Recent Reads: October

Historical Fiction – 2023

The Paris Assignment by Rhys Bowen A courageous wife, mother, and resister confronts the devastation of World War II in a heartbreaking and hopeful novel by the bestselling author of The Venice Sketchbook and The Tuscan Child. Londoner Madeleine Grant is studying at the Sorbonne in Paris when she marries charismatic French journalist Giles Martin. As they raise… Continue reading Historical Fiction – 2023

Favorite Bookish Gear & Shops

Oak Hill Design (Etsy) Adorable Bookish stickers to decorate! Books and Coffee Collin County Couture (Etsy): Fun book character earrings! Great for teachers and book events. Pippi Post: This is one of my favorite book shops! Their designs, color palette, and fun book items are on my shopping list. Professional Bookworm tee Book Quote Journal… Continue reading Favorite Bookish Gear & Shops

Books to Treasure

As the great children’s author C.S. Lewis noted, “Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise, you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” Our children need heroes, adventures, and villains in their literature to illustrate for them… Continue reading Books to Treasure

Reading Lately

Rereading one of my favorite summer chapter books: The Penderwicks! It’s delightful, and it’s filled with descriptions of cottages, flowers, and playing outside. The tension between Jeffery, the girls, and Mrs. Tifton adds a layer of conflict. Highly recommend for children and adults! I picked up this latest book from JoJo Moyes from my library… Continue reading Reading Lately