Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam

Delightful. That's the best word I can think of to describe this novel by Homer Hickam.  Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator is about, well, exactly what the title says its about except that a rooster is involved too.  During the Great Depression, a coal miner … Continue reading Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of a Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator by Homer Hickam

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

Do you love a good mystery?  For one reason or another, mysteries have never really been my go-to genre.  I do sprinkle them into my reading life here and there, but I think I've finally discovered a mystery series on which I might start to binge! I started reading Louise Penny's Inspector Armand Gamache series … Continue reading A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Soon after I started reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to my boys, they were hooked on this series.  They love stories filled with fantasy, and so do I, so as soon as we finished that first one we started reading the second book right away.  It's called The Marvelous Land of Oz and as … Continue reading The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

If you're a sci-fi fan, or if you enjoy books like The Hunger Games, you'll want to add Pierce Brown's Red Rising saga to your to-read list.  I read the series during the past couple of months and thought it was fantastic.  The story begins in the first book, Red Rising, and continues with books … Continue reading The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

I've always enjoyed hearing stories about people who endure some great adversity, something that doesn't seem possible to survive, and live to tell about it.  Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing is one of those stories.  It tells the story of explorer Ernest Shackleton who, in 1914, set sail from England with a crew … Continue reading Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist

It seems to be a pattern in my life that every January, after getting through the stresses of December, I feel a strong need to press the reset button on my life and get back to the basics.  Am I doing what I need to be doing to live my best life and to help … Continue reading Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist