Review of The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright

I stayed up late and got up early to finish reading this mystery! Fiction hangover is real, and I have it now. When I picked this one up, I didn’t initially see the Christian tag, but I was grateful for...

Continue reading →

Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening

Who is Dr. Tuyl? I wished I’d known her credentials before beginning this read, but honestly I might not have picked it up if I had. Now I’m very glad I read it. I feel like this book came into...

Continue reading →

Book Tag – Reader Problems

Readers vary in style and opinion; just saying you’re a bookworm doesn’t narrow down your habits any. I’m of the opinion that, just like anything, people can love books in as ways as individual as they are in this...

Continue reading →

Australian Druidry: Connecting with the Sacred Landscape by Julie Brett

I’ll admit, when I saw this title I believed it was a contradiction in terms. Maybe not a direct contradiction, but when I hear “druid” I think of pre-Christian western Europeans, not Australia. Some of the most cherished seasonal celebrations...

Continue reading →

Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go by Amy Wright Glenn

If you’re going to read nonfiction, do it with purpose. Holding Space drew my attention for a personal and pressing reason. My father is fighting cancer. He will never stop fighting it, such is the diagnosis. This one will...

Continue reading →

The Cliffs of Insanity

I had high hopes for this month’s reading list. The Book Owls sent in their recommendations. I even bought one of the books new, which I rarely do, because I was excited (no spoilers, I’m reading it next month). I will...

Continue reading →

Reading American History: A lesson in intention

I began this month reading about the American frontier. I realize my selections were about intention. The whole regional approach, focusing on the Southwest, shattered when I realized I had assumed the book I bought on Native American art and...

Continue reading →

Globetrotters, Comic Con, and Me

Stars came together this last weekend. Amazing things happening, and I’d chosen a piece of it. Two friends traveling Europe were having exciting new experiences and sending back pictures. One friend, Sam of the Book Owls, traveled with her husband...

Continue reading →

Bookmarking With Style

As a reader, I love a bookish things (of course, books best of all). But there are bookshelves to love and fuss over, which must be the right height, carry all the books we like, and have room enough...

Continue reading →

Library Sales – Find Great Books, Support Local Causes

If you’re looking for budget books, keep tabs on your city libraries’ events. This last month, the Mesa Public Library hosted their semiannual used book sale. As it was only two days – Friday and Saturday – the enthusiasm...

Continue reading →