Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

*furiously wipes tears from eyes* Nope. No. No really, I’m not crying. *distant wailing from back of the car.* I promise you that isn’t me. That was me. I finished The Book Thief  in the car surrounded by my family so having an emotional breakdown wouldn’t have been an acceptable thing to do. I assure you IContinue reading “Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak”

Review: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert

Some books just stand out. This one is one of them. The Girl From the Train first caught my eye because it was originally published in Afrikaans, the language of South Africa. Not many books with Christian themes – what am I saying – not many books of any kind from South Africa reach international status. IContinue reading “Review: The Girl From the Train by Irma Joubert”

Review: The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton

I recently made the mistake of watching both The Last of the Mohicans and The Patriot in the vicinity of a few days. Then I started Lori Benton’s wonderful book The Wood’s Edge, also set in colonial America, and now my mind is firmly entrenched in 18th century America. Living life in the 21st century is aContinue reading “Review: The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton”

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”

Love and Truth

Practice what you preach. We’ve all heard the saying at least once in our life. It’s easy to say, but not easy to do. I think most of us hold ourselves to a certain standard, we know what is right and what is wrong. Whether we choose to acknowledge them is a completely different matter.Continue reading “Love and Truth”

Write What You Know

As a writer, I’ve heard this saying practically my whole life: write what you know. As cliche as it may sound, it’s true. You may ask, what do you mean? Surely C.S. Lewis never visited Narnia or Tolkien Middle Earth. And you’re right. They didn’t. But they didn’t have too. Those places were in their heartsContinue reading “Write What You Know”

Review: These Is My Words by Nancy Turner

These Is My Words has sat in my to be read pile for a good couple months now, and I thought what better time to read a book set in the Southwest when you’re taking a road trip through the Southwest? So I hunkered down in my seat that was covered with dog hair, and squished nextContinue reading “Review: These Is My Words by Nancy Turner”

A Heart to Heart

I’m an INFJ, this stands for Introverted Intuition with Extroverted Feeling. As an introvert, I thrive on alone time. A time during which I think, pray, or just sit quietly by myself. Alone time is unquestionably vital to my sanity. But no man is an island. I love my friends, and I immensely enjoy spending timeContinue reading “A Heart to Heart”