Those Who Left the Land

It is no secret that the United States is a land currently fraught with political division. That was quite obvious from the chaos of the summertime to the chaos of the last election. Due in part to the unmissable news headlines, and in part to living alone for the first time 2,000 miles away fromContinue reading “Those Who Left the Land”

The Last of the Mohicans – Thoughts

(aka a post where I get incredibly excited about a movie no one my age has seen and then fall off into some philosophical thematic tangent. but that’s nothing new to all of you.) I don’t know if I’d call myself a movie buff, but I’ve certainly seen a lot of movies most people myContinue reading “The Last of the Mohicans – Thoughts”

Review: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain

Testament of Youth has had a hold on my heart since the first time I watched the beautifully haunting film. Something about the tragedy and pathos of the story resonates so deeply in me.  I believe Vera Brittain’s WWI memoir is meant to have that affect on one. There’s good reason for why this book wasContinue reading “Review: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain”

Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Few books move me to tears. This one left my face a watercolor of sadness and my lungs void of air. No exaggeration. I can’t review this book. Depictions of human anguish cannot be criticized. Sepetys writes without garnish but that is the beauty of Between Shades of Gray. The story is raw and real. NothingContinue reading “Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys”

Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

As you may have noticed, my book reviews have been less frequent as of late. The last three months I’ve been doing some hardcore reading. Today, I’m excited to say, I’ve finished all 1224 pages of War and Peace. Yayyyy! In reading War and Peace I learned so much. Contrary to what most might expect,Continue reading “Review: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy”

Book Review: Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

I’m a bit under the weather this week and in a lazy, sleepy mood. So with nothing else to do, I figured I’d catch up on book reviewing! One of the latest books I read was Lynn Austin’s Where We Belong. Her books have always left me thankful for Christian writers who can create unique charactersContinue reading “Book Review: Where We Belong by Lynn Austin”