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The Boys in the Boat

          The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown           Every once in a while I come across an outstanding book.  This is one of them.  It’s definitely on my top 20 favorites list.  (I actually read this book a little over 1-1/2 years ago and […]

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What I’m Reading this Summer

I’ve finally finalized the list of books I want to read this summer. A couple of them are light, quick reading books, two are so-called “children’s books,” some are thought provoking and a bit “serious,” and one is just fluff.  Hopefully each of them, in their own way, will help me grow as a person and understand […]

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Sparkly Green Earrings

            Sparkly Green Earrings: catching the light at every turn by Melanie Shankle           I checked out of life for about 6 hours last week to read this fun book. Last summer I read a review for Sparkly Green Earrings and thought it sounded like a […]

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Great Books [#3]

The Mitford Years by Jan Karon Have you read the books in this series?  I absolutely love them ~ all nine.  Everyone I know that’s read them has loved them, too.  Even my husband!  That’s saying a lot ~ he’s a reader but for him to read books such as these means they aren’t too […]

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Great Books [#2]

                    Even though this isn’t the type of book I normally like to read, The Alliance is one of my favorite books.   Gerald Lund wrote this fast-paced, futuristic story that takes place eighteen years after the majority of civilization ended due to a nuclear holocaust. […]

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Great Books [#1]

                    About ten years ago I was browsing in a book store and stumbled upon this book, which thrilled me completely because I had Gladys Hunt’s book Honey for a Child’s Heart and loved it and used it all the time.  I especially love the cover […]

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Gift from the Sea

        Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh         About thirteen years ago I went to a used homeschool curriculum sale with my friend, Lengel.  There was a booth that was selling used literature and I was drawn to this particular book, Gift from the Sea.  And even […]

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James Herriot’s Books

Have you ever read a book that you thoroughly enjoyed every single word written?  What about two books? Three? Or four?  For me, these books were a combined 1750 pages of pure joy.  There were moments that I laughed out loud, a few times I had tears in my eyes, and the entire time I […]

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I Am Potential

              I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams by Patrick Henry Hughes with Patrick John Hughes and Bryant Stamford       Patrick Henry Hughes was born with short arms and legs that couldn’t straighten out, hip deformities so he would never be able […]

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Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

                Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham       We were first introduced to Carry On, Mr. Bowditch about seventeen years ago and read it at that time, then a short time later, then a few years later for a book club our boys participated […]

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