The Chosen

“When Mendal was already the far-famed and much-hated rabbi of Kotzak, he once returned to the little town in which he was born. There he visited the teacher who taught him his alphabet when he was a child and read five books of Moses with him. But he did not go to see the teacher…

The House of Wings

My family and I have developed a fun little habit of heading to our local St. Vincent de Paul Charity Resale shop about once a month to donate our excess and rescue books. Sometimes I discover homeschool gold like a 1980s set of Childcraft. Sometimes I find a book set I know nothing about but…

Percy Jackson

“We can at least try to save something of the goods of which we are the common trustees; the legacy of Greece, Rome and Israel, and the legacy of Europe throughout 2,000 years. In a world which has seen such material devastation as ours, these spiritual possessions are also in imminent peril.” – TS Eliot,…

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I would like to think that L.M. Montgomery needs no introduction.   There, that was short and sweet! I do believe most of us have at least heard of Anne of Green Gables, the book, the character, that made Montgomery famous.  It is difficult now to believe that after several rejections from publishers, Montgomery stuck…

A Tangled Web

Oh, such a tediously tangled web! I considered taking notes as I read so I could keep characters straight. I kept thinking the cast would eventually resolve into a few manageable main characters and I would figure out which I was supposed to care about. It didn’t and I didn’t. In three generations sixty Darks…

Emily’s Quest

It seems that even in the 1920s there must have been some demand for trilogies. As much as I love Emily herself, I think Montgomery might have done better to have resolved all the love affairs in a longer second book. In this book we see Emily grow into an admirable, caring woman intent on…

Emily Climbs

In this sequel to Emily of New Moon, Emily is 14 years old and has successfully graduated from the local country school. In order for Emily to go on to high school, she has to board in town with nasty, suspicious Aunt Ruth. Aunt Ruth is a trial to Emily because if she doesn’t understand…

Jennifer’s 2017 Reading Log

Jennifer’s 2017 Reading Log A Part of our 2017 Reading Stack Series Current Reads: On Duties – Cicero, published by Roman Roads Media – one small point per day during the week A Philosophy of Education – Charlotte Mason – one small section per day during the week In Defense of Sanity – G.K. Chesterton…

Sara’s 2017 Reading Log

Sara’s 2017 Reading Log A Part of our 2017 Reading Stack Series Current Reads for my Spiritual & Intellectual Life: On Duties – Cicero, published by Roman Roads Media – one small point per day during the week A Philosophy of Education – Charlotte Mason – one small section per day during the week In…