Category Archives: Biographies

When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by Kelly Oxford

This post contains an affiliate link. A special thank-you to Dey Street Books and Goodreads for providing an ARC for me to review! Title: When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments by … Continue reading

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Ugly by Robert Hoge

This post contains an affiliate link. Title: Ugly by Robert Hoge Premise: Robert was born with some major birth defects (a growth in the middle of his face and deformed legs) because of a medication his mother took while he … Continue reading

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Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

This post contains an affiliate link. I read Caddie Woodlawn years ago, as a child.  I love frontier adventures which feature female heroines.  The fact that this story takes place in the area I grew up in makes it that … Continue reading

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A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

This post contains an affiliate link. I want to challenge myself to read more biographies and autobiographies, so A Moveable Feast is a step in the right direction.  It’s a memoir by Ernest Hemingway.  I haven’t read much else by … Continue reading

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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

This post contains an affiliate link. Twelve Years a Slave is the final book in my Rainbow Cover Reading Challenge!  I am so excited to give away the books from this challenge to one lucky winner–so stay tuned! I was … Continue reading

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Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent

This post contains an affiliate link. This is the first Friends & Family Top Picks – Reading Challenge book that I read.  (See my previous post to figure out what the heck I’m talking about.)  I remembered reading Heaven is … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

This post contains an affiliate link. I went back recently to read a book from one of my favorite series–the memoirs of James Herriot, an English veterinarian from the 1930’s.  This book is called All Creatures Great and Small. It … Continue reading

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My Life and Hard Times by James Thurber

This post contains an affiliate link. I’m not sure where I got My Life and Hard Times–perhaps at a library book sale.  (I love those!)  This is the only book by James Thurber that I own, but I will definitely … Continue reading

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Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness as told to Robert Specht

This post contains an affiliate link. Tisha: The Story of a Young Teacher in the Alaska Wilderness is one of my all-time favorite books!  I was introduced to it when I was fairly young, perhaps in grade school.  I believe that … Continue reading

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Boy by Roald Dahl

This post contains an affiliate link. Boy is a collection of memories that Roald Dahl shares from his childhood.  It is not an all-inclusive story about his childhood years, but just touches on the particular happenings that stood out to … Continue reading

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