The American Catholic Almanac – Book Review

The good news is that I can officially add The American Catholic Almanac by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson to my read shelf on Goodreads, having devoured the entire thing.  The bad news is the book is meant to last an entire year (one entry per day) and I gorged on the entire book in between naps, setting up the crock pot, and sub-par monitoring of my daughter's paint … [Read more...]

The 5 Love Languages for Men Giveaway: A Guest Post By My Husband

The following is a review of Dr. Gary Chapman's "The 5 Love Languages for Men" by my husband.  I'll give you a hint - he liked it!  Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day celebrating those they love!   When I married my wife, the pastor that performed the ceremony gave us a copy of Gary Chapman’s original book, The 5 Love Languages.  My wife and I … [Read more...]

The Girls of Atomic City

the girls of atomic city

The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan is a collection of vignettes about the lives of young women working in a secret city during WWII in which a component of the work needed to produce the atomic bomb occurred.  The group's interest in reading this novel stems from our city, Knoxville, TN's close proximity to Oak Ridge.  Cars sold in Oak Ridge, frequently sport the slogan … [Read more...]

Win Your Copy of Rasmus and the Vagabond

As a long time fan of Pippi Longstocking, I couldn’t pass up the chance to review a new book by her creator, Astrid Lindgren.  Lindgren’s newest novel, starring an orphan boy named Rasmus, is a wonderful adventure that takes me right back to my childhood nights, reading under my blanket with a flashlight.  As a grown woman with children too young for chapter books, I … [Read more...]