I’m sure there are many things you could get out of reading The Great Gatsby for our Big Read program, but as I read the book I was entranced by all of the objects mentioned in it. The clothes, jewelry, telephones, perfume bottles, and other items are a visual treat for those that like collecting […]
Fiction can take us to a place where kindness, gentleness, and a sense of community prevail. Try one of these books when you feel like escaping from the harsh realities of life. Dearest Dorothy Are We There Yet by Charlene Ann Baumbich Introduces the colorful inhabitants of Partonville, a small farming town in southern Illinois, including […]
I’m addicted to tales of survival, whether real or fiction, that show the power of the human spirit to overcome all sorts of obstacles and challenges and live to fight another day. Here are some of my favorites: Real Life Black Wave: A Family’s Adventure at Sea and the Disaster That Saved Them by John […]
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The Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Association recently announced the winners of their annual book awards. These awards have been given since 1978 and honor fiction and non-fiction books published by Christian publishers. I always make a point of adding these to my reading list and I have discovered many great reads I wouldn’t have otherwise. […]
June and July will bring a variety of movies based on books–including new installments in the Spiderman and Batman series. There will also be another fairy tale adaption of Snow White and a fanciful tale based on Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Happy reading and viewing! Opens June 1st Snow White and the Huntsmen: In a […]