My review of The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

  The Christmas Town is a charming holiday story. Lauren Gabriel is a young woman searching for a family after years of foster homes. She bravely or stupidly takes out an ad on Craigslist seeking that family. I enjoyed all the characters. Sometimes it seemed like there were a lot of those. I especially enjoyed … Continue reading My review of The Christmas Town by Donna VanLiere

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My review of Why Young People Don’t Vote by Mitchell Agg

I requested and received Why Young People Don't Vote from NetGalley based that being the title. I was interested in what causes young people in today’s political climate to stay away from polling places. In the US in 2016 we have a campaign called “Rock the Vote” that attempts to bring the twenty and thirty … Continue reading My review of Why Young People Don’t Vote by Mitchell Agg

My review of: More-with-Less Cookbook, 40th Anniversary Edition By: Doris Janzen Longacre with Rachel Marie Stone

Years ago, I bought the original More-with-Less, but many moves and many years resulted in a missing copy. I don’t remember if I made any of the recipes, but I do remember enjoying perusing the book. I was happy to receive a PDF copy of the book published by Herald Press and received through NetGalley. … Continue reading My review of: More-with-Less Cookbook, 40th Anniversary Edition By: Doris Janzen Longacre with Rachel Marie Stone

My review of: How To Write a Simple Book Review: It’s easier than you think By: Allyson R. Abbott​

I have written reviews of the books I read in rather a hodge-podge way. If I really liked it or really disliked it I might take the time to write a review. I usually did this on Goodreads. That is the place that since 2008 I have used to keep a list of what I … Continue reading My review of: How To Write a Simple Book Review: It’s easier than you think By: Allyson R. Abbott​

My review for Pickin’ Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald & Pat Cummings

Pickin' Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald & Pat Cummings My first encounter with Margaret Read MacDonald was at the National Storytelling Network’s annual conference in Bellingham WA in 2004. She was one of the highlights of the conference. Her book Pickin ’Peas is based on a couple of folktales. It is the story of a … Continue reading My review for Pickin’ Peas by Margaret Read MacDonald & Pat Cummings

My review of Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases by Jane Stoller

Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases by Jane Stoller I’m always on the lookout for good books about organizing and decluttering. I’m not a packrat but do need help now and then. I was hoping for lots of useable tips. What I got instead was a litany of the type of … Continue reading My review of Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Adaptable Inspirations from Socks to Suitcases by Jane Stoller

Review of My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home by Lisa Anselmo

I have never been to Paris. I never wanted to travel to Paris. I never thought there would be any reason to change that. Then I read My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home by Lisa Anselmo. Now I feel like I have been to at least a little bit of Paris and … Continue reading Review of My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home by Lisa Anselmo

Review of Late Harvest Havoc

Late Harvest Havoc This was my introduction to Benjamin Cookson and his assistant Virgile  I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them in Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen’s Late Harvest Havoc.  It won’t be my last encounter. The storyline takes place mostly in Alsace, France. The buildings, churches, countryside, and vineyards were unfamiliar to me. I … Continue reading Review of Late Harvest Havoc