‘Cause who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt? And what better time of year to curl up with a cuppa and a good spine tingling read? So, to oblige you, I’ve rounded up five classic treasure hunt stories for your TBR. And here’s an interesting fact: only one of them contains pirates. (So much for that … More ‘X’ Marks the Spot: 5 Classic Treasure Hunt Novels
I have so very many fond memories of reading the Little House on the Prairie Books. My dad read them aloud to me and my older sisters, later again to my brother and the next sister, and before long he’ll probably be starting again on them with my youngest brother and sister. I was always … More Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Some of you may already have guessed from hints I’ve been dropping around here, (and even an outright mention in my new little side-bar bio,) what the project that I’ve had under wraps is. On November 12, Lord willing, my Etsy shop, The Illustrated Life, will be opening for business! I’ve wanted to do this … More It’s Here!
PSA: If you haven’t already heard, I have a serious obsession with the Richard Hannay thrillers by John Buchan. If you are a fan of thrillers or mysteries they are a must read. You’re welcome. Curiously, as big as a fan that I am, I did not start The Island of Sheep with high hopes. … More The Island of Sheep by John Buchan
From the Back Cover: On the leafy Avenue Foch, one of Paris’s most exclusive streets, American doctor Sumner Jackson, his wife, Toquette, and their son Phillip, watched from their apartment at number 11 as the Nazis occupied their block. With the city crawling with spies and murderers, and Jewish residents rounded up and herded onto trains, the family … More Avenue of Spies by Alex Kershaw
For the first time in a long time I have a to-be-read list. This is glorious. It is somewhat lengthy, but this is not a problem. I went at last two Saturdays ago, and within four days of going to the library I had completed The Last of the Mohicans and Pioneer Girl. If I could … More Fall To-Be-Read List
These last few weeks I have clung to summer. I worked a job over July and spent August preparing for my graduation, and coming into September I felt as though I had missed a significant part of the season. I watched unenthusiastically as people posted about their pumpkin spice lattes and Christmas decor appeared on store shelves. … More A Season of Doing