Recently I reread two books. The very act of rereading these books got me thinking about what it means to really reread something, and why that might be a beneficial exercise.
Did you hear that? It's the magical sound of every radio station around switching their songs to Christmas music. I love it! Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, and a huge part of that is Advent. There's nothing like really preparing for Christmas by focusing on the real reason we celebrate. So… Continue reading Advent for Everyone!
Can you believe that summer is over? For most of the public schools here, students went back to school full time on July 31st. Even though that's the day I had to report for pre-planning, our students don't return until tomorrow. Which means tonight is the absolute last night of summer vacation! 😦 So, I… Continue reading Summer Wrap-Up
If you're like me and you grew up going to church, it's very likely that you're familiar with the story of David and Goliath. And even if you didn't grow up in church, it's one of those Bible stories we all seem to know. Well, in his book Goliath Must Fall, Louie Giglio takes this… Continue reading Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio
When I was a kid, I read a lot of historical fiction geared towards young readers. One subject I remember reading about a lot was the Tudor dynasty--Henry VIII and his six wives. There was one book written from Elizabeth I's perspective, one from Mary Tudor's perspective, even one, I believe about Lady Jane Grey.… Continue reading What is it About the Tudors?
It's hard for me to believe that today is Book Fifty's second anniversary! I've loved getting to share the books I'm reading with you all, and I'm so thankful to you for following along and offering me great feedback. In the spirit of celebration, today I have a huge surprise for you--two huge surprises, actually! I… Continue reading 250 Books for Young Readers
Over the last two weeks I've been listening to The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, a fascinating story about a relatively unknown group of women who stood up for their rights in the 1920s and 30s. This book was captivating, and it was a great book to listen to on Audible. For the past few years now,… Continue reading The Radium Girls
If you're on Spring Break like I am this week, you might be looking for some shorter books or lighter reads that you can finish in one sitting. The ten books I've selected below would be perfect beach reads, rainy day reads, or stuck-in-traffic-because-the-interstate-collapsed reads. Most adults read around 300 words per minute, which means… Continue reading One-Sitting Books for Spring Break
If you're following along with the Book Fifty 2017 Reading Challenge, chances are at least one of the categories on the list will push you a little outside of your literary comfort zone. And while I've written posts about reading difficult books, reading Shakespeare, and reading the classics, I've never written a post about fighting the strange… Continue reading Tips for Fighting Book-timidation
Happy Valentine's Day! Last year I shared five uncommon love stories with you, so I thought I'd continue the tradition this year by sharing five uniquely romantic tales! I've tried to select some of my favorite books that don't automatically come to mind when you think about classic love stories. I'm especially excited about this… Continue reading Five Unique Love Stories