Tuesday, January 26, 2016
This reminds me of a book that I would have read in the 5th grade. It's historical fiction and it is definitely appropriate for the upper-elementary crowd. It would be a great book for kids to read when they study this time period in US History. As for my adult readers out there, this may not be up your alley, but it may make great reading for your niece.
An exciting note: I just discovered a Little Free Library in my neighborhood as I was walking around last week. I am excited to leave this book there for another reader to pick up!
Posted by Elaine at 4:30 AM
Monday, January 25, 2016
Translated from Swedish, this book is a delightful read about finding life after loss and creating family in a community. Sweet, funny, and hopeful.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
Inspiring, to say the least.
She also hosts a podcast called Magic Lessons and I also recommend listening to this (but listen to the episodes in order!) as she offers some great advice and encouragement.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Monday, January 11, 2016
"To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet no real needs of their own. Perhaps they have imbibed the values of their particular profession or job, of their community or their neighbors, of their parents or family. Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one's own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for." --Eleanor RooseveltAh, this is just a snippet of the wisdom that fills this book. The advice and wisdom is surprisingly modern and applicable to life today. Recommended if you're in the mood for thinking about life and what it means to be a mature adult living a responsible life.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Posted by Elaine at 4:00 AM