Jenny Louise Marie Hey there friends.  Last month I suggested an idea ~ an online book club of sorts.  I suggested a book to read and promised I would post a discussion question or two for us to “talk” about.  I am so hoping that some of you have read this book and are willing to share your thoughts.  So, the book is Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.  I found these discussion questions here.  I also borrowed this quick summary of the book in a nutshell (in case you might want to read it).. At first glance, Mrs. Richardson is the perfect mother. SheRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there.  You know, January is a good time to look back at the last year and kind of take stock of where you’ve been.  Along those lines, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the books I read and pick my favorite books of 2017. First, I was surprised when I looked back at my list to see that I read 27 books this past year. While I realize that many people read a lot more than that, I, nonetheless, impressed myself. (wink) Some I loved and some….not so much.  In case you missed any of theRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hey there!  I’ve got an idea rolling around in my head that I want to run by you.  If you’re a reader around here then you already know that I am a reader.  I love books and am constantly hunting for the next great read.  In fact, I’ve written about a few books here.   I am in a book club where I meet good friends every month to talk about the book we decided to read that month.  Hearing different opinions is fun and makes the books even more interesting.  So, I wonder if you’d like to join me for an onlineRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Don’t you think winter is a wonderful time to curl up and get cozy with a good book?  I do!  I have several books on my wish list ready to download for the upcoming holiday break; however, I’ve recently read a few books as well.   From time to time (like here) I try to share recent reading to help you find a new book.   So today,  I thought I’d share a quick review of my most recent reading.  Maybe you’ll find one here that sounds good. First up on my list is this one, A Man Called Ove.  SO, a friend recommendedRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie Hello friends!  How are you?  Life here has been kind of hectic lately, but is returning to normal ~ or a new normal anyway. So, you may have read about the book that I am working my way through here.  It is so great and so many light bulbs are lighting up for me.  Well, the next chapter especially clicked for me.  Author Casey talks about how to cultivate life right where you are right now.  It was such a good lesson for me that I thought I should share it with you. As I am sure you know personally, life hasRead More →

Jenny Louise Marie If you’re a regular reader here, it is no secret that I love to read.  I’ve written about it here and here.  I always have at least one book going, and sometimes two.  I’ve always been a reader and have (hopefully) instilled a love of reading in my boys as well.  So, I have read lots of books over the years.  Today, I’m sharing with you a few recent picks.  Maybe you will find one that sounds good to you too.  Alright, let’s get this show on the road. 🙂 ~ note~ I found all the book overviews at Barnes and Noble asRead More →

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Jenny Louise Marie So, I have mentioned before that I love to read.  I’ve always been a reader.  And I have instilled that love into my children as well.  However, sometimes it is tough to find a great book.  That’s where I can help you.  I’ve read lots of books  ~ some good, some not so much ~ and I can give you a few recommendations.  So, let’s get this (book) party started. First up is  The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell. I enjoyed this book, but it seemed a slow read for me.  At times it felt like it was dragging.  It’s a storyRead More →