Book Review: Kingdom Come

“Central North Carolina hasn’t seen much change in over 50 years…but suddenly people who have been there for generations are leaving the small farming settlements-lock, stock, and barrel. When massive warehouses surrounded by metal fencing seem to go up overnight, local businesses are bought out, and more than 6,000 families establish residence in a community … More Book Review: Kingdom Come

A Storybook Birthday

I got older last week. I didn’t mean to; it just happened. There’s no controlling birthdays. They come suddenly with fire on candles and ice on cream. Dreadfully frightening. My birthday this year was pretty storybook in that it was charming and sweet and fun and also that it will enable me to write more … More A Storybook Birthday

Liebster Award Blog Tag

I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award Blog Tag by Victoria Lynn! Thank you, Victoria! I love your blog, and I love your book. 😉 The Liebster Award is an award passed around from blogger to blogger. The word Liebster is German, meaning sweet, kind, nice, dear, lovely, pleasant, valued, and endearing.  Victoria’s Questions of … More Liebster Award Blog Tag

Book Review: Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White

““SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death … More Book Review: Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White

Childhood

As I look through the books I’ve read so far this year on my Goodreads challenge, I’ve noticed I read a good bit of fiction geared toward younger readers. There are two main reasons for this. One, they are just generally happier and cleaner stories. 😉 Two? Well, that reason is more of an accident. … More Childhood

Book Report

First the good news then the bad news. The good news is that after holding several library books hostage for months, I finally worked through all of them but one. Some were too boring (or inappropriate) to bother with and promptly got sent back. Another ran out of renewals. *sticks out lip* But the majority … More Book Report