Lately, I have been reading voraciously and I have stumbled across some very good books but nothing noteworthy enough to recommend. However, I was tidying up my bookshelves I came across this gem and realized I had not yet spread the word about my love for Dave Duncan and, most especially, The Gilded Chain. I… Continue reading The Gilded Chain by Dave Duncan
Mindfulness. Sharper Focus. Single-minded attention to task. Brain-training. Tidying-up! You can find a book about all of these things by just glancing through the bargain section at your local bookstore. But what about chaos and craziness and the unplanned events that make life interesting? That was what Tim Harford spend five years researching and writing for his book… Continue reading Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives by Tim Harford
This is my go-to recommendation to any and all ages, especially in the summertime. Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series is based on the ingenious premise that mythical creatures are gathered into a hidden refuge. The sanctuary is guarded by magic and age old covenants. It is overseen by caretakers. The preserve is called Fablehaven and the… Continue reading Serious Series Love: Fablehaven
June 1st through August 31st is my summer. I don't care if school has been out for weeks or is still in session and the weather is cold, June 1st is the beginning of my summer state of mind. So, happy summer to everyone! During the school year there are just so many (too many) have… Continue reading Summer Learning!