• Pages & Co. Book 2 | Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

    Book Review |Pages & Co. Book 2|Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales

    “Books aren’t interested in who is reading them… A book will welcome any reader; any age, any background, any point of view. Books don’t care if you can’t understand every word in them, or if you want to skip bits or reread bits. Books welcome everyone who wants to explore them, and thankfully no one has ever worked out a way to stop that.” – Anna James, Tilly and the Lost Fairytales Pages & Co. 2 | Tilly and the Lost Fairy Tales Today I want to show you a fairly recently published book, and quickly give you some of my thoughts about it. The…

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    Book Review |Pages & Co. 1| Tilly and the Book Wanderers

    “Are the things in your imagination less real than the things in front of you? Is this rose more real than you? Do the books you’ve read mean less to you because they haven’t really happened to you? Do daydreams at midday or nightdreams at midnight mean nothing?”  – Anna James, Tilly and the Bookwanderers Pages & Co. 1 | Tilly and the Bookwanderers Eleven-year-old Matilda Pages or Tilly has lived with her grandparents in their bookshop, Pages & Co. ever since her mother’s mysterious disappearance shortly after Tilly was born. Just merely living in a bookshop with access to almost any book you want to…

  • Death Comes to Pemberley Book Review

    Book Review| Death Comes to Pemberley

    Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James Death Comes to Pemberley is thrilling sequel to the beloved classic Pride & Prejudice. It is set in 1803, about six years after the conclusion of Jane Austen’s novel. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth have been married for several years and have two children in the Pemberley nursery, to make Elizabeth’s happiness even more complete, Mr. Bingley and Jane live within seventeen miles of Pemberley, and there is even a prospective suitor for Georgiana.    A peaceful, quiet, and happy life comes under threat for the Darcys one evening, when amidst preparations for the annual Lady Anne ball to be held…

  • Book Review | Between Shades of Gray 7

    Book Review | Between Shades of Gray

    Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys They took me in my nightgown. Thinking back, the signs were there — family photos burned in the fireplace, Mother sewing her best silver and jewelry into the lining of her coat late at night, and Papa not returning from work. My younger brother, Jonas, was asking questions. I asked questions too, but perhaps I refused to acknowledge the signs. Only later did I realize that Mother and Father intended we escape. We did not escape. We were taken. – Between Shades of Gray, Chapter One I don’t often read adult books. I have only read a few…

  • 100 Books for 100 Years Challenge - Books 1 Through 30 9

    100 Books for 100 Years Challenge – Books 1 Through 30

    This post may contain affiliate links “On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month 1918, the guns of World War One fell silent.” This year’s Remembrance Day, coming up in just over a week is very significant. It will mark 100 years since the Great War ended. To commemorate that, I will attempt to present to you in the days leading up to Remembrance Day with 100 children’s books that take place during either World War One, or World War Two. For the full list without pictures or description, scroll right down to the bottom of the post.   To begin…

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    Celebrate Saint Pope John Paul II With These 2 Wonderful Books

    Saint Pope John Paul II Books for Kids “Be not afraid.” These are the wise words spoken by one of the most beloved Popes of all time. Saint Pope John Paul II. A man held in high regard by Catholics, and non-Catholics alike. Today on October 22 we celebrate his feast day. Saint Pope John Paul II was born Karol Josef Wojtyla ( voy-ti-wah) in Wadowice (vah-doe-vee-chay) Poland on May 18, 1920. His parents were Karol Sr. and Emilia Wojtyla. Karol Jr. had two older siblings, Edmund who died when Karol was 16 years old, and Olga who died in infancy. Karol also had a…