Recent Book Club Reads

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After years of waiting and wishing for someone to start a book club near me, I decided, sometime last summer, that the task was mine. So I sent an email, inviting a few friends to join me for a discussion of one of my favorite novels, Mr. Blue. It’s evolved into a few more ladies, and […]

The Fairy Tale Novels Make Great Summer Reading


I’ve started re-reading the Fairy Tale novels recently and thought I’d repost some thoughts I shared back on December 4, 2009. You should read these books if you haven’t already! Late this summer, our library system in Ohio had some major budget cuts.  It wasn’t before I had a chance to suggest, and they had […]

Recent Reads: Books I Loved & One Not So Much


In Defense of Sanity: The Best Essays of G.K. Chesterton I’ve been meaning to read more Chesterton, and wow, is this ever a great way to do that! It’s a collection of 67 essays, ranging from the highly hilarious to the deeply thoughtful. It’s a sampling of Chesterton that whetted my appetite and made me […]

Great Reading No Matter Your Age


Meet Anna Mei, a New Friend of Mine Anna Mei: Cartoon Girl, by Carol A. Grund, is middle grade/intermediate novel that introduced me to a world that felt familiar, but distant. Remember late grade school? I do. I have a LOT of memories of those 5th grade through 8th grade years (I know, that bleeds […]

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