The Returning Ann Tatlock This book was an ok read in my opinion. The story wasn’t very complex, it was a super easy read, and it really didn’t do much to change me, make be a better person or encourage me to try new things. It was enjoyable, but there are so many good things out there(…)
As I’m pregnant for the 5th time and expecting baby #4 in July I hadn’t really thought much about how I was going to prepare for this birth. With Tonchi (the first) I read lots of books, went to childbirth classes, watched videos and read anything I could get my hands on. I reviewed a few books(…)
One Thousand Gifts By Ann Voskamp It has probably taken me over a year to read this book! AND it’s been on my book list for 2011, 2012 and it even carried over into 2013! I’ve kept it by my bedside and when I’m in between books I’ve read a chapter or two and have slowly made(…)
So each year I like to have a goal of completing 12 fiction and 12 non fiction. Sometimes I come close and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I actually stick to the books listed and sometimes I find new ones that look more interesting or something that pertains to life NOW that I want to read.(…)
My books list for 2012 was posted about 1 year ago and now it’s time for an update. I was able to complete some of those books and some I didn’t… I also added a few as well! Here are the books I’ve actually completed this year with a link to their review if you would like to(…)
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford I really enjoyed this book! It was a very easy and quick read that I would classify as historical fiction as well as a love story. I know I’ve mentioned it 1001 times, but WWII history really fascinates me!
Shopping for Time By Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore and Janelle Bradshaw This is a book that has been on my list to read since it first came out. These ladies I highly respect and look up to. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Nicole for a few years, until her family moved down south for(…)
Left To Tell By Immaculee Ilibagiza WOW! I don’t even have words to describe what this book did to me. I had no idea what the Rwandan genocide entailed…. nearly a million Rwandans lost their lives in nearly 100 days. The author of this book survived by being hidden in a very small bathroom(…)
The Post-Office Girl By Stefan Zweig Translated by Joel Rotenberg This was another book recommended by the World Magazine and it was originally written in German. As many of you well know I’m interested in all things German, WWII, Holocaust, Jew, etc. This book doesn’t actually fill those joys, but it is slightly similar! It takes place(…)
This is the LAST post from this book! Can you believe it! Well… the last scheduled post. When I find more fantastic recipes in the book I’ll definitely have to post those as well! I’m so excited to be at the end, but sad as well. I’m glad I’ve finally finished… but it was nice to have(…)
Tonics. I’ve never been one to have faith in them or even really know or understand their use or purpose. The first recipe caught my attention first off. It is a tonic called Potassium Broth. It is recommended to be used as pick-me-up and drunk like a warm tea. It’s also said to be a great rejuvenator for(…)
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden I know this book wasn’t on my reading list for this year, but some of the books I’ve been wanting to read aren’t at the library and I just don’t want to purchase a book that I’m not sure I’m even going to like. I’m going to wait it out a bit and see(…)
Paradise Valley by Dale Cramer I’ve always been fascinated with the Amish way of life. I’ve been to Lancaster and a long time ago I went with a friend to a conference (if you can call it that… more like a church gathering/service that lasted all weekend) there as well. I don’t fully agree with(…)
Prior to reading this chapter I didn’t think it was going to apply to me… too much… However, there was a lot more information than I expected, and it wasn’t all about breastfeeding or formula feeding!