Say & Pray Devotions: Review

Thanks to FlyBy for a review copy of this book, and for one to give away. When my oldest daughter was just a toddler, I made a book for her (or maybe it was my sister? Can’t remember). It featured logos from stores we visited: Meijer. Chick-fil-A. Arby’s. She loved “reading” the book. Could she […]

A Night of Great Joy: Review

Thanks BookLook for a review copy for this affiliate-linked review of A Night of Great Joy. I’ve loved Mary Engelbreit’s work for years. She is an artist, and you may have received one of her note cards from me if I’ve ever written you a letter: Mary’s art pops up in many places — calendars, […]

Kit Kat & Lucy: Review

As an animal lover, I was intrigued by the premise of Kit Kat & Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl’s World: “After years of vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and […]

One Small Donkey

Donkeys. There’s just something so cute about them. Awwww! One of my favorite Christmas TV specials is Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, probably because it features — a donkey. So it was no surprise that I was drawn to the new children’s picture book (thanks, BookLook, for a review copy) called One Small Donkey. One […]

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, is a coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy named Charlie. It’s written in the form of letters that Charlie addresses to “dear friend,” although we never learn who the friend is. Charlie is just starting high school and is feeling a bit insecure about many things […]

Christmas Cards at Mixbook

Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post. You know I love Mixbook and am giving you my honest opinions. Before you know it, the Christmas season will be upon us and we will get countless reminders to connect with family and friends to give updates from the past year. Get a head start on the […]

Best Pencil Sharpener: Review

Don’t you just love writing with a nice, sharp pencil? I know, we’re not talking here about curing cancer or solving world hunger — but often in life, it’s the little things. And one of those little things is a pencil with a great point. How to get a pencil nicely sharpened? It can be […]

Killing Lincoln: Review

Most evenings, I watch at least portions of The O’Reilly Factor, so I hear Bill O’Reilly’s books mentioned often. I’ve read Killing Reagan and Killing Jesus, and now it was time to dig into Killing Lincoln. I cringed when I saw that the first 80 pages or so were about the Civil War — specifics […]