“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.” Alice…in Wonderland
This post contains affiliated links. Title: Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Woman behind the Legend (I don’t know why behind isn’t capitalized. It irks me.) Author: John E. Mills Why I read it: We just finished listening to Cherry Jones delightful audio books of the Little House series, and I was curious to learn more […]
Title: Joni: An Unforgettable Story Author: Joni Eareckson Tada What’s it about: The autobiography of a woman who became a quadriplegic at 17, focusing on her faith journey. Why did I read it: This is the second book in the book project I’m doing with my girls. I’m going to add a healthy dose of […]
(This post contains affiliated links.) We just finished Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham — an excellent book and highly recommended — and my appetite was whetted. I had never heard of Nathaniel Bowditch in my American history studies. While I’m no history scholar, I’m better read than the average bear. If the fictionalized […]
About three years ago, I started reading biographies of the presidents. I was going along swimmingly until I met Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren, the 8th president, was a consummate politician. He was great at the backroom deals, the coalition building, the compromises that make successful politicians successful. But reading about that? Deadly dull. […]
John Donne was a poet and a priest. He came from a family well established in the Catholic resistance, yet was a defender of the authority and legitimacy of the Church of England.John Donne subverted authority by marrying in defiance of social and legal authority, yet desperately sought the approval and favor of those in […]
If you look over on my sidebar, you’ll see “The Presidential Project: reading my way through presidential biographies.” I finished the last two biographies in July. I’m finally getting around to blogging about it because I ran out the clock on library renewals. (Yes, I’m that person.) I really enjoyed the bios on our 6th […]
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