“On the island, everything is perfect. The sun rises in a sky filled with dancing shapes; the wind, water, and trees shelter and protect those who live there; when the nine children go to sleep in their cabins, it is with full stomachs and joy in their hearts. And only one thing ever changes: on … More Book Review: Orphan Island
Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie’s favorite days. That’s because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King … More Book Review: Tuesdays at the Castle
“The stage is set. It’s war. Morbin Blackhawk, slaver and tyrant, threatens to destroy the rabbit resistance forever. Heather and Picket are two young rabbits improbably thrust into pivotal roles. The fragile alliance forged around the young heir seems certain to fail. Can Heather and Picket help rescue the cause from a certain, sudden defeat? … More Book Review: Ember Falls!!!
“A Green Ember story set during Heather and Picket’s arrival at Cloud Mountain, The Last Archer follows the journey of Jo Shanks. Jo is a gifted archer with a burden on his back and a fire within. Eager to see the Longtreaders receive justice, he travels from his Halfwind Citadel home to a Cloud Mountain … More Book Review: The Last Archer
Hello, I’m tired, who are you? Last night after a long week and weekend of being an author and a social and a busy, I turned into a tired. Grabbing the next library book on my stack, I opened it up. This library book is no ordinary one–it has the most gorgeousest cover ever and … More Just What This Reader Ordered
“The sea isn’t safe. Only the bravest and strongest become sailors. Luminescent mermaids roam the depths and the shallows, mouthing words no one can hear, never surfacing. Raised all his life in an island fishing village, bookish Emerson Kadwell has always been warned away from the shore. But an infant memory of a song and … More Book Review: Shallows
Today I have a special treat for y’all… an interview of a super sweet author of contemporary Christian fiction! Join me in welcoming author Livy Lynn to Once Upon an Ordinary! Livy, tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a twenty-something author, singer, song-writer, blogger, and coach. I have a slight obsession with all things … More Interview of Livy Jarmusch
Do you hear me screaming happily all the way from here??!! I mean, if you live all the way in Antarctica and you can hear me, either I’m really loud or penguins are really quiet. #deepthoughts Back to why I was screaming… Today I get to share the cover of Hope Ann’s upcoming book, The … More The Stealthmaster’s Shadow Cover Reveal!
Last week, I shared four unforgettable books that have thrown me into a reading slump with their deep themes and complicated plots. I also explored how reading slumps are actually pretty cool. 😉 But, admit it, no one wants to stay in a reading slump forever… (After all, bookworms would starve without their regular diet … More 4 Books to END a Reading Slump
What exactly is a “reading slump”? A reading slump is the scariest, most terrible thing that can ever happen to a bookworm. Scarier than running out of books. A reading slump is being unable to read because of exhaustion (probably caused by dry textbooks) or disinterest. I have a theory about the cause of disinterest … More 4 Books to Induce a Reading Slump