Modern Day Inklings

A few years ago, I had never heard of Jonathan Rogers, S. D. Smith, N. D. Wilson, Jennifer Trafton, Doug McKelvey, Andrew Peterson, or A. S. (Pete) Peterson. Anyone who reads enough of my reviews or who follows the threads I comment on in our Facebook book club, will notice that I have a strong…

Prayers for N. D. Wilson

Rabbit Room email list subscribers discovered a sad letter from N.D. Wilson in their inboxes on Monday morning. Many of us were shocked to learn that a favorite living author is preparing to undergo extensive brain surgery to remove a “farm egg” sized tumor near his brain stem. While prayer is truly the very best…

Henry and the Chalk Dragon

“He looked at his armor, then back at the door. This was a morning that needed a knight.” I love this book. Really, truly, and sincerely love Henry and the Chalk Dragon. In fact, I am practically jumping out of my skin with excitement as I try to gather my thoughts and explain why Jennifer…

The Wishes of the Fish King

In May of 2016, author Doug McKelvey and illustrator Jamin Still collaborated on a Kickstarter project to fund the creation of a gorgeous new picture book. The Wishes of the Fish King is a story that Doug wrote when his first daughter was two years old. At the time, they lived in a house on…

Stories We Shared

  In this article we reviewed Doug McKelvey and Jamin Still’s beautiful picture book, The Wishes of the Fish King. In that article we explained that the picture book was published because of a Kickstarter campaign. In the middle of their Kickstarter campaign, Doug asked our Potato Peel Pie Facebook book club what other interesting…

The Princess and the Goblin

“I propose to speak about fairy-stories, though I am aware that this is a rash adventure. Faërie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary and dungeons for the overbold.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-stories In The Princess and the Goblin, George MacDonald treats us to a rich imaginative adventure. Like…

The Terrible Speed of Mercy

Just over a year ago my Facebook book club decided that we wanted to harness some of the fun we saw in books like 84 Charing Cross Road and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We developed a pen pal group and started exchanging letters with book friends all over the world. As…

Outlaws of Time

Outlaws of Time is Louis L’Amour’s Lonesome Gods meets Doctor Who told through the voice of a modern Flannery O’Connor for boys – set in the sticky Arizona desert. And just to make it a little more of a tilt-a-whirl, reminiscent of Doctor Who and Flannery O’Connor,  every name and every symbol has layered meaning….