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    Reads of February 2019

    February 2019 Round Up This month has been a bit slower of a reading month for me. Last month I read quite a few books, you can find that list here. This month, I’ve really been trying to buckle down on school. But despite being really busy with that, as well as getting quite a bit of knitting down, and two quilt tops put together, I didn’t do to bad. So, here are my reads for February 2019: The first book was The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser I was excited to finally read this! I don’t know why I didn’t read…

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    Lent 2019 Resources for the Whole Family

    Lent 2019 Resources We are fast approaching Lent 2019! Ash Wednesday is on March 6th this year. So in preparation for the upcoming Liturgical Season, I’d like to share with you some of the books that I am going to read this Lent. For the past few years every Lent I read two books in specific. One is The Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux by Father Gary Caster. I really love this book. The Little Way of Lent by Fr. Gary Caster is a day by day reflection on the First Reading and Gospel for the day.…

  • A Review of Blue Birds: A Captivating Piece of Historical Fiction 32

    A Review of Blue Birds: A Captivating Piece of Historical Fiction

    Blue Birds by Caroline Starr Rose “Almost three months we’ve journeyed each wave pushing us farther, from London everyday moving us closer to Virginia.” – Blue Birds This is an excerpt from Caroline Starr Rose’s book Blue Birds. I thought I would share some things I noticed about this book, things that made it different from any other book I have read. It is a story told from two different points of view. The first being from Alis, a young girl from London who has traveled with her father and mother to the New World. The second point of view comes from Kimi a young Native…

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    February Yarn Along

    Anyone who has read my blog knows I love reading. But they may not know that I am also an avid knitter! I learned to knit about ten years ago, and since then have enjoyed making many projects. This month I decided to join Ginny (from the blog Small Things) in a February yarn along. So, here goes! My latest knitting project was a pair of little newborn socks. You can find the pattern I used here. It was a super easy pattern and turned out pretty well. I did make the socks shorter than the pattern instructed, because I felt they would end up…

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    Book Review | Crenshaw

    “Imaginary friends are like books. We’re created, we’re enjoyed, we’re dog-eared and creased, and then we’re tucked away until we’re needed again.” ~ Katherine Applegate, Crenshaw Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate Crenshaw is by Katherine Applegate, the author of The One and Only Ivan among other books. This one features Jackson and his family who are going through tough times financially. There is no money to pay the rent, hardly any money for food. Jackson, his little sister, his parents, and their dog may have to live in their minivan…again. Just when things are getting really rough, Jackson notices a cat. An abnormally large, outspoken cat.…