Jul 22, 2018

2018 Favorite Reads

I. had. no. idea.  I was visiting WA DC, and while touring museums I heard a little bit about how women got the vote and thought, "I know nothing about this".  I went home and started looking for information on the Suffragette story.  My local Barnes and Noble had NOTHING, my local library had ONE junior book on Susan B Anthony, but that was it!!  Finally after more looking, researching and reading, I found this book.  This book was amazing. Her story is shocking, she tells it in a no nonsense, easy to read way. I underlined and underlined my way through this incredible story.  How could I not have known this?  I bought my daughter this book, I bought myself this book, I had my book group read it... yes, it's that good!  And yes, it's that important!  P.S. It's free on Amazon:)
(byw this is NOT the movie Suffragette, yes, same topic, but not Emmeline's Story)

This was a surprising find from our city Library.  I loved it!  One of those fun stories that just pulls you through.  Easy to read, full of adventure, with twists and little bit of love.  Remember to grab a blanket as you enjoy this frosty story.

more coming.....

Jun 16, 2018

We will Not be Silent by Russell Freedman

5 Stars - Don't Miss this Story of Courage among the Youth during WWII

Great true story of courage!  
We read this aloud on a road trip and everyone loved it!  The story pulled us right through to the end!  I loved all the large pictures that kept it real, and kept it interesting!  
This would be a great read for ages 11+.  Not quite a picture book, not quite a novel - this is the perfect book with a message that leaves you wanting to be better, and amazed at the goodness in the world!

Mar 1, 2018

Have you RED the Book of Mormon Today?

This is a fun way to read your Book of Mormon's this year!  Sometimes I just need a new twist to make the words come alive for me.  Sooo...
  1. Purchase a Paperback Book of Mormon
  2. Find a Red Colored Pencil
  3. As you read - underline every verse - this way you will know exactly what you have or have not read, and when you are finished - you will have RED the entire Book of Mormon!:)
My daughter is making these for her class of Beehives as they work on the goal of reading the Book of Mormon for their Personal Progress.

Enjoy this free printable!

Nov 15, 2017

Book of the Month: THE HIDING PLACE

If there is ever a book that surprised me, it was this one. 
 It left me feeling ....  GRATEFUL!

This is the perfect book to read for the month of November.  I was hesitant to read it at first.  Not ready to dive into the harshness of WWII.  But I was so surprised!  The first half of the book took me by pleasant surprise ....and the ending left me feeling....grateful!

Love without Service? Dead indeed!

Oct 27, 2017

Oct 3, 2017

Book of the Month - A LADY IN DISGUISE

 by Sandra Byrd

I am excited to review October's book!  You will love it!  It's perfect for the month of spooks - as it is packed with mystery from beginning to end.  The suspense kept me turning the pages and I could not put it down.  Thus it was a quick but engaging read!

I loved the suspense, the intrigue and danger that were laced tightly into this story.  Sandra Byrd did a fabulous job.  Gillian is a strong heroin that whose character builds and reveals itself throughout the trouble she finds herself mixed in.  I love her straight forward, honest and brave way of dealing with what life has dumped into her lap.  

Finally, I think what sealed the deal was the great historical fiction that runs throughout the story.  Oh, and that the dashing Viscount Thomas Lockwood did not ride in and take over, but was a mysterious figure that kept you guessing as to what was going to really happen in the end!  Will he come in and save the day and take away all her troubles?  Or will Gillian stay true to her character and solve her father's mystery?  Enjoy:)

Sep 21, 2017

Halloween Handouts with Frank and Mummy

Attach Frank and Mummy 
to a bag of green or white candy.
These can be cut in 4, then folded in half for a back and front to staple over your bag.

Frank by Valerie on Scribd
Mummy by Valerie on Scribd