Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson Goodreads Summary: The most popular pirate story ever written in English, featuring one of literature’s most beloved “bad guys,” Treasure Island has been happily devoured by several generations of boys—and girls—and grownups. Its unforgettable characters include: young Jim Hawkins, who finds himself owner of a map to Treasure […]
I’ve alluded to my surgery several times on the blog but didn’t go into major ...
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The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs Goodreads Summary: Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more—it’s never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the […]
So, the first time I tried Stitch Fix, it wasn’t the greatest. I did get a sweater that I liked (that has since disappeared – hmm), but other than that, the items either didn’t fit well or at all, or just weren’t to my liking. This time, I took more time leaving some notes for […]
Yesterday we had a dedication for our new Worship Center that is currently under construction. Members were allowed to write on the foundation or stage before it gets covered in carpet. It was a neat thing for the kids especially to take part in! The job is going well, but working full time is HARD. […]
The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy Goodreads Summary: When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad’s leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps […]
Knock, knock… anyone still there? It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve blogged. So, I just got home from Florida, where we spent a 10-day vacation with the family. We did the whole Disney/Universal thing, and had a great time. The kids were slightly annoyed because I made them “color code” each day but it […]
If I Stay by Gayle Forman Goodreads Summary: A critically acclaimed novel that will change the way you look at life, love, and family. In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being […]
The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Saved My Life by Andy Miller Goodreads Summary: A working father whose life no longer feels like his own discovers the transforming powers of great (and downright terrible) literature in this laugh-out-loud memoir. Andy Miller had a job he quite liked, […]
I came across a fun little link-up today on Annabel Smith’s blog called “6 Degrees of Separation”. She gives you a prompt book, and then you link 6 books together however you like. Here are the rules: So, the starting book this month was The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling. 1. The Casual Vacancy by […]
How to Get Dressed: A Costume Designer’s Secrets for Making Your Clothes Look, Fit, and Feel Amazing by Alison Freer Goodreads Summary: Costume designer Alison Freer’s styling kit is a magical bag of tricks, built to solve every single wardrobe malfunction on earth. TV and film productions wait for nothing, so her solutions have […]