Remember those words from when you were a kid? “I dare you.” Oh, man. That was when things got serious. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Honestly, I haven’t been up for a dare the last few years. Maybe I was tired, had a giant project list, or was just being a chicken. But last year, a dear friend of mine Gretchen Louise mentioned a Goodreads Reading Challenge, and I took the challenge with great hesitation. I set my reading goal for 40 books, which I thought was low ... Read More about I Dare You – Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge Summary
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Ted Dekker brought me back to Christian fiction. I grew up on Christian fiction, but somewhere in my teens, I stopped reading it and moved on to other things. Fifteen years later, a copy of Black was sitting on my friend’s table. “You should read that,” he said. I was intrigued enough to read it. I devoured Red and White after it. My husband did too. After that, we worked through all of Ted Dekker’s books and branched out into other Christian fiction again. That’s why I really wanted ... Read More about Should Your Children Read The Dream Traveler’s Quest?
When I was a kid, being sent to my room was the best form of punishment. All my favorite things were there, like my Breyer horses, my boombox with stacks of my favorite cassette tapes, and my shelves of beloved books. I had discovered at an early age what American aphorist Mason Cooley put so nicely: "Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." Within the pages of my books, I raced my horse across the desert sands of Arabia in The Black Stallion, I solved ... Read More about Adventures to Take When You’re Stuck at Home
Anonymouse by Caroline Rose Kraft is a cute story filled with darling pictures of a mouse, a post office box, and a lonely girl. The story is simple and charming enough to be grasped by younger children but filled with lessons your children will always remember. Mr. Parsnip Peppersnatch lives with his wife Coriander in a post office box. One day he notices a lonely girl, Philippa, checking the box, and he becomes intrigued. Realizing that she is sad that she never gets any mail, he sets ... Read More about When Little People Do Big Things (a review of Anonymouse)
Dirty dishes pile in the sink. Diapers need changed. Is this my adventure? Aren’t adventures supposed to involve swords, companions, and mountains to hike? The only mountains I'm crossing are heaps of laundry. This wasn’t what I expected. I wonder if Susan Pevenise felt the same. She leaves Narnia in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe with brave words. “Then in the name of Aslan,” said Queen Susan, “if ye will all have it so, let us go on and take the adventure that shall fall ... Read More about Susan Pevensie’s Greatest Legacy and Downfall