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Ode to Cimorene

Originally posted on Disrupting Dinner Parties:
***NOTE: this post will be a little bit of a spoiler for the book Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. The post will discuss the first two chapters. SO if you do not mind a very little spoilage, read on! **** Throughout most of my youth and young…

Favorite Romances

Romances that are Awesome!

Book Review: “The Prince of Ill Luck” by Susan Dexter

Summary: The first in a series about Valadan a magic horse who finds the must interesting people to journey with. Today it is Leith (Lay-eth) the self-styled Prince of Ill-Luck wins the ring/princess/duchy, but he doesn’t want them! Instead he wants to get rid of his curse, and the princess wants to find her mother … Continue reading

Book Review: Written in Red by Anne Bishop

If you like stories about fragile females, who actually end up being not so fragile, with willing males to simulatenously take care of them even as they serve them, then Anne Bishop is your feminist. The plotline is basically the same as her other 3 series (Black Jewels<–first and favorite, Belladonna and Bridge of Dreams<–not … Continue reading

The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on Their Bookshelf

Originally posted on Flavorwire:
This month marks the 70th anniversary of one of our favorite children’s books of all time, the beautiful, contemplative novella The Little Prince. To celebrate the book’s legacy (and to encourage any parents currently dragging their feet to get it for their little ones), we’ve put together a list of 25…

Currently I’m i…

Currently I’m in the middle of The Mary Russell Series, Wrinkle in Time Quartet and Strangers in Paradise–all of these are re-reads, all of them are theologically relevant, and all of them balance into the complex person that I am 🙂 Cheers!

Review: The Spy Princess by Sherwood Smith

The Spy Princess I found this in the Elementary Readers section of the library, which is interesting, but I think a good fit. Crown Duel is often found in YA section and the main character didn’t really interest me. For those who don’t know the Crown Duel and Wren series are both in the same … Continue reading

Fairy Tale Addendum

Books with Good Movie Adaptations The Princess Bride by William Goldman: Comic Fairy Tale (same tone as the movie, with more plot) same writer as the movie. (actually thought S. Morgenstern wrote this growing up) Stardust by Neil Gaiman: A star fell to earth, a man vows to retrieve her to win his bride. Stars, … Continue reading

Various Book Reviews or My Hero(ine)

Note the riveting chart of young adult heroines below–what do they have in common (getting over the fact that Hermione was NEVER part of a love triangle)–they are all young fighting women white (sad-day), virgins (probably) with low self-esteem (except Julie from Warm Bodies) and are shy/quiet. Most of them have brown hair, protectors (male … Continue reading

Review “A Wrinkle in Time: the Graphic Novel” Adapted & Illustrated by Hope Larson (and written by Madeline L’Engle)

I am a total fangirl of Madeline L’Engle, she is most likely my favorite self-named Christian Fantasy author (as opposed to Lewis or Tolkien or the like)…so A Wrinkle in Time I bought with my oft hoarded holiday gift cards. so when my 4 and a 1/2 year old son saw The Invention of Hugo … Continue reading

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