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Reclaiming #mysticism, #prophets & #christianity in Grounded

You probably haven’t noticed this, but prophets are often outside the fold of the norm in scripture. Whether its Elisha, Elijah or Jesus himself it is difficult for those who stand outside of religion and claim a relationship with God to fit. This is, no doubt, because humans long for “normatives” we long for a … Continue reading

#Christmas #joy= BOOKS

Uprooted, Naomi Novik, Winter, Marissa Meyer, Court of Fives, Kate Elliot, Rook, Kirk Cameron, The Wicked Will Rise, Manners & Mutiny, Gail Carriger, Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman, Ever, Gail Carson Levine, Jane and the Unpleasantness of Scargrave Manor, Stephanie Barron

More Christmas Books

Hogfather by Terry Pratchett Susan is totally practical, but since she’s Death’s daughter, she must help to save Christmas (tongue and cheek) Merry Christmas Curious George: Cheering up sick Children! Little Drummer Boy: yep, just like the song The Tale of Three Trees: Three trees tell the full story of Christmas Little House on the … Continue reading

Banned Book Week

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Book Review: “Dealing With Dragons”

Another great review of one of my favorites

#fantasy #ebook I reccommend

Hey all,    Patricia C. Wrede’s “The Raven Ring” is on sale today for $1.99. http://amzn.to/1oGiT5y   A fantasy story with several nods to high fantasy, this about a girl in search of herself. Especially good are the portrayal of clash of cultures, the mythical landscape and the presence of several strong females include the … Continue reading

Listed: Steampunk

Book Review: Sassy Steampunk–A Study in Silks, A Study in Darkness, A Study in Ashes

Baskerville Affair by Emma Jane Holloway Evie Cooper is a not quite fashionable young girl living in London in the midst of the Steam Barons Rule. Part Steampunk, Part Revolution, Part Mystery this book follows the adventures of Evie Cooper and her closest friends during a tumulteous Time. “You have to decide that for yourself” … Continue reading

Book Review: The Godmother by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Originally posted on I believe in playgrounds…:
This is an oldie but goodie for me. In this story a selfless young woman meets a Fairy Godmother and wishers for (you’ll never guess it) a Godmother for the entire city of Seattle. As you might guess, this is a big job for one fairy godmother!  …

Christmas Books: Classics, Children’s, Adult’s, Books you didn’t know were about Christmas

Every year I look for a great Christmas book to read during Advent. Here are some that I enjoy over and over again!     A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Ever actually read the book? Its a good read out loud Tale.           The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. … Continue reading

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