Live with joy. Create with courage.
Imagine me, about five or six years ago, up waaayyy past my bedtime to finish Greenglass House by Kate Milford. I shut the book and turn off my light, basking in that -just-finished-an-amazing-book feeling–you know the one. But I can’t fall asleep. So as soon as my baby wakes up to nurse, I take theContinue reading “Book to Share: The Raconteur’s Commonplace Book, by Kate Milford”
I admit it: I’m a sucker for animal stories. I love the fairy-world bits of miniaturism you can add to their stories. (Tiny hats from acorns! Petite homes in tree trunks! I’m all there for it.) I enjoy the fact that animals are automatically diverse, and that I can see myself in, say, a hedgehog,Continue reading “Book to Share: The Hedgehog of Oz, by Cory Leonardo”
As a long-time homeschooling mother (yep, I was one of those people teaching my kids at home before it was cool) and a former homeschool student, I do my best to stay on top of books that represent homeschooled children. And, honestly…? It’s not hard. There are few enough books that have a homeschooled characterContinue reading “Review: Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Breaking and Entering, by Vincent Christopher”
Imagine someone coming up to you and saying, “Hey, you know that book you love? Someone wrote a sequel! Remember the main character? Yeah, so the story starts with him dead now, and it’s all about how the secondary character is dealing with the resulting grief. It’s amazing. You should read it.” So… I’ll tryContinue reading “Book to Share: Just Like That, by Gary D. Schmidt”
Anne Shirley Blythe is my hero, my literary mentor, and the inspiration for this site.
Creativity and living with passion contribute endless beauty to the world. This site is about celebrating art and artists of all kinds and the beauty of everyday life lived purposefully.