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Oh, Puddleglum

“Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things – trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of …

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My Childhood in Books

First and Second Grade: My mom started reading Little House in the Big Woods to my brother and me, and then she stopped reading it. I don’t know why…busyness, I suppose, but I wasn’t happy with being left hanging in the middle of the book. I wanted to know more about Laura. One day I …

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Fearsome Toothy Cows, Oh My!

A review of On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson On the Outside: They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but it’s on the cover that I often find a reason to read a book. On this book’s cover, the name Andrew Peterson was reason enough for …

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Summer 2011 Vacation Reading List

For those who ask me what I’m reading in the hopes of finding something to read themselves, here is my vacation reading list for the next week… The theme: Books I Own That I Haven’t Read Yet The sub-theme: Mostly Books Purchased At/In Preparation For the 2010 Festival of Faith and Writing That I Haven’t …

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Book Review: Dragons of the Valley

Dragons of the Valley by Donita K. Paul WaterBrook Press On the Outside: I like the cover. The reds and oranges draw the eye, and then…there are dragons, and a girl with a sword. What lover of fantasy stories can resist dragons and girls with swords? It was the back cover copy, however that made …

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Book Review: The Charlatan’s Boy

The Charlatan’s Boy by Jonathan Rogers WaterBrook Press On the Outside: I LOVE the cover. I think it’s beautiful and brilliant. The cover alone gives you a great idea of what you’ll get when you open the book. First Lines: “I don’t remember one thing about the day I was born. It hasn’t been for …

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Favorite Books of 2010

2010 marked the second year that I kept a fairly accurate record of the books I read or re-read throughout the year. The practice started when I made a list of all the books I own that I hadn’t read and then decided to try to go through the list. I got about eight books …

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Where Hearts Are Free Review

Bridget Barrington has fallen in love with Phillipe, an indentured servant to her parents. When her parents learn of this, they forbid a marriage, send Phillipe away, and arrange a marriage for Bridget to the wealthy Edward Moorehead. But Edward has rather unsavory, ulterior motives for marrying Bridget, and they involve a secret from his …

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