Monthly Archives: October 2016

Empyrion: The Search for Fierra by Stephen R. Lawhead

This post contains an affiliate link. Empyrion: The Search for Fierra is a book which my husband recommended.  It’s an older book, but one he enjoyed as a young man.  Now it’s my turn to enjoy it! Premise: Orion Treet … Continue reading

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The Shores of Tripoli: Lieutenant Putnam and the Barbary Pirates by James L. Haley

This post contains affiliate links. I received an ARC of The Shores of Tripoli and just finished it the other day.  I was intrigued by this book because I didn’t know anything about the Barbary Wars, which took place in … Continue reading

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4 Favorite Children’s Books #1

This post contains affiliate links. I’m starting a new series of posts which feature our favorite children’s picture books.  They usually aren’t long or complex enough to warrant an entire blog post, but if I give you a batch of … Continue reading

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Fairy World: Enter the Magical and Mysterious Realm by Stella A. Caldwell

This post contains an affiliate link. Fairy World came to us from the library of the next town over.  Yes, I’m getting to the end of the stack.  They just have a better selection of books than we have here … Continue reading

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Super Shark Encyclopedia and Other Creatures of the Deep by Derek Harvey

This post contains an affiliate link. Super Shark Encyclopedia is another book that came from our out-of-town library trip.  My second son absolutely loves encyclopedia-type books, so I thought he might enjoy looking at this one. Premise: This is an … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave – Movie 2013

This post contains affiliate links. I finally got around to watching 12 Years a Slave, the movie adaptation of the book by the same name.  The first two copies which I requested from the library were scratched, so I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Maker Lab: 28 Super Cool Projects by Jack Challoner

This post contains an affiliate link. I found Maker Lab when we went to the library in a nearby town.  I was hoping that we would be able to do a few of the projects in our homeschooling, but that … Continue reading

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National Geographic Guide to the World’s Supernatural Places: More Than 250 Spine-Chilling Destinations Around the Globe by Sarah Bartlett

This post contains an affiliate link. My son brought home Supernatural Places from the library.  I put it up on the shelf because I didn’t want my younger kids finding it; some of the illustrations are rather spooky.  It looked … Continue reading

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The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters: A Children’s Guide to the Old & New Testament by Garrett Romines & Christopher Miko

This post contains an affiliate link. I spotted The Unofficial Holy Bible for Minecrafters at the library and had to bring it home to check it out.  My boys are very into Minecraft, as I’m sure many other kids are.  … Continue reading

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The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom by Mary Griffith

I picked up The Unschooling Handbook at the library in the next town over when we made it into a day trip.  What can I say?  The most important feature to us in any community is the library.  We’re geeks. … Continue reading

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M. C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

This post contains an affiliate link. M.C. Higgins, the Great is the second book from my Thrift Store Young Adult Reading Challenge.  It’s the 1975 Newbery Medal winner. Premise: M.C. Higgins lives on a mountain that his family has owned … Continue reading

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From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

This post contains an affiliate link. The boys and I just finished From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as our chapter book for homeschooling.  I read this book as a child, but had forgotten the details.  It’s … Continue reading

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Holding On to Hope: A Pathway through Suffering to the Heart of God by Nancy Guthrie

This post contains an affiliate link. Another read from some time ago is Holding On to Hope.  I don’t know where I got this book from; it had been sitting on my shelf for quite some time.  Since I’ve had … Continue reading

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Kingdom Works: True Stories about God and His People in Inner City America by Bart Campolo

This post contain an affiliate link. Kingdom Works is another social justice book which I read some time ago.  For those of you interested in that subject, this book is full of anecdotal stories from an inner-city Christian ministry director. … Continue reading

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

This post contains affiliate links. Evicted was recommended to me by my husband and a friend who had both heard about it on the radio.  They know that I’m interested in social justice issues and thought it would be right … Continue reading

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