Just popping in to let you know that the amazing Sarah Holman and I are hosting Review November at the Homeschooled Authors blog. 😉 We’ll be posting our reviews of books by homeschooled authors. Believe it or not, we’ve found enough to post one every day; and those are only the books we’ve read this year! … More Review November, Coming Soon!
No long post on this blog today, because I’m guest posting over at Perry Elisabeth Design… Want to hear my ideas for helping younger children with NaNoWriMo? You can find my post here. 😉
We first discovered Little Free Libraries in a book checked out from our regular library. Basically, it’s a small cabinet (almost like a big birdhouse) set up in a central location for neighbors to “take a book, leave a book”. I loved this community-building idea so much, I spent time looking at the website and searching pictures of creative ideas … More Little Free Library Love
As my siblings gear up for NaNoWriMo, many questions, story ideas, last minute plot changes, and versions of synopses fly around the house. I help when I can with such wise words as “that was really cliche”, “what if you introduced them this way”, “I like the idea of Christmas”, and so on. One of … More Free Writing Book!
“In the high-flying, heady world of 1920s aviation, brash pilot Robert “Hitch” Hitchcock’s life does a barrel roll when a young woman in an old-fashioned ball gown falls from the clouds smack in front of his biplane. As fearless as she is peculiar, Jael immediately proves she’s game for just about anything, including wing-walking in … More Book Review: Storming
Join me in welcoming my friend and fellow blogger Holly Ciampi to Once Upon an Ordinary! *applause* Hello all! Glad to be here! Holly, tell us a bit about yourself. First and foremost, I am believer in the One True living God! I am an eighteen year old daughter, of two amazing parents and sister … More Holly Ciampi Interview
I watched the movie adaptation of The Book Thief earlier this year and fell in love with it. (Because it’s about words!) ;D Then I got to immerse myself in a filtered copy of the book these past two months, and I fell even harder in love with it. *big grin* If you asked me which … More Book or Movie?
I was reading The Book Thief aloud to my younger sister (the one who bravely wore the crazy nerd glasses with me in this post). Mom had so kindly attacked it with white-out for me since I don’t want to expand my mental vocabulary in the profanity department. 😉 I spotted a word she had accidentally … More Two Sisters and White-Out
“It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. … More Book Review: The Book Thief!!!
I love sunshine, ice cream, laughter, and music. I love a story that makes me all warm inside and quote-happy for weeks, but I also love the stories that make me cry. There is spring, and there is autumn. There is blue sky, and there is rain. Some books like Gossamer teach me compassion for others … More Happy Endings