Heaps of Books! (Best of Recently)

I know I said I wouldn't be doing this every month, but what else am I going to do? Reading is a big part of my life and always has been. And somehow books are something I nearly always have head space to write about and share about. So here I am again linking up with Modern … Continue reading Heaps of Books! (Best of Recently)

INFJ books? What do you think? (6 best books so far, 2017)

Modern Mrs Darcy has a monthly linkup of books, but since I've not linked in a good 9 months... I'm going to not be too optimistic of linking up regularly and maybe instead just go for a once a season recap of bests :) I have somehow managed to read 30 books already this year! These … Continue reading INFJ books? What do you think? (6 best books so far, 2017)

Books I can’t forget from 2016

I have one last category of books that didn't quite make my top 4, but I still really felt strongly about for one reason or another and want to share with you. So. Books I can't forget: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - Oh my Gosh. It led me on for a 1000 pages … Continue reading Books I can’t forget from 2016

My Favorite Fiction from 2016

Fiction: The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart - Middle grade novel of excellent intrigue and espionage. You'll devour it and then want to pass it on to all your nieces and nephews. :) The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh - breathtaking story of belonging, growing up in the foster system, and the … Continue reading My Favorite Fiction from 2016

My Favorite Non-fiction from 2016

I read a lot this year. I had planned to read about 60 books again, but somehow managed to read 100. oops. I think it was related to being more intentional about being online less, having kind of a stressful year (so reading for escape more), and specifically going out to read more fiction. It … Continue reading My Favorite Non-fiction from 2016

What I’m Into | January 2016

My kids are ridiculously adorable and that is mainly what I've been into and that results in instagram being fun too. We have spent the month getting back into a routine after Christmas mayhem and also just creating a winter routine that doesn't make mommy crazy. I added a quiet reading time before naptime and … Continue reading What I’m Into | January 2016

The Rhyme Bible: Storybook for Little Ones {Book Review}

The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Little Ones by  L. J. Sattgast and illustrated by Laurence Cleyet-Merle This little book is so much fun. I love that it has durable board book pages, bright engaging pictures and rhyming text to pull us all through the story. It will definitely be a lovely help in teaching my little ones … Continue reading The Rhyme Bible: Storybook for Little Ones {Book Review}

What I’m Into | July 2015

July seems like it sped by way too quickly. (Do I say that every month??) We did things, but then also didn't do much of anything. And yet it still flew by. Funny how that works.  Highlights:  My brother got married! And threw an epic party :)  I cut my hair just a little bit … Continue reading What I’m Into | July 2015

Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle {book review}

Whenever I see a book by Melanie Shankle I know I must read it. And that is how you should be, too. Because hilarity. Always. I loved her books about mothering, Sparkly Green Earrings, and marriage, The Antelope in the Living Room. Both were just laugh out loud enjoyable.  This one on friendships, Nobody's Cuter than … Continue reading Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle {book review}

Books for the Journey: Culture, Travel, and World Changers

I love books that take you to different times or countries. Reading about it in a narrative or a well-researched novel is definitely my favorite way to learn about periods of history and various cultures. Here are a few of my favorite culturally enlightening books. Many of them have inspirational qualities and characters as well. … Continue reading Books for the Journey: Culture, Travel, and World Changers