Category Archives: Book

Book Club:: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This month’s book club book was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this book since it billed itself as a murder mystery type thriller set in Sweden. And honestly, I didn’t like the first couple chapters – I couldn’t figure out what was going […]

Book Club:: The Zookeeper’s Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife, by Diane Akerman was this month’s non-fiction book club book. We try to vary up classics, fiction and non-fiction to appeal to a variety of readers and expand our own literary world! This book tells the true story of the husband and wife that ran the Warsaw zoo during World War 2. […]

Book Club:: The Hour I First Believed

When I picked up The Hour I First Believed, by Wally Lamb, I had no idea the intensity of the book that I was picking up. Not to mention, I really didn’t know what the book was going to be about at all! Turns out there are several different story lines, one dealing with the […]

Julie and Julia

Ellie loaned me Julie and Julia, by Julie Powell this past weekend and I just couldn’t put it down. I read it each time I fed Jude throughout the days and finished it on Wednesday. I knew the movie was coming out soon and I knew I wanted to see it, but truthfully, I had […]

The Historian

I have been reading this book for what feels like forever! I started it with two weeks left in the pregnancy and finally just finished it the other day. The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova, jumps right on the vampire craze that seems to be going on right now. It tells the story of a group […]

Make Your Place and More

So this book: Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nest Skills showed up in a couple of the blogs I regularly read within a week of each other and it’s only $5. I went ahead and ordered it and I’m so glad I did! Not only is it fun to read (it’s all hand drawn and […]

Book Club: Anthem

This month’s book club book was Anthem, by Ayn Rand. I originally read this book and wrote a paper comparing the storyline to the story of Adam and Eve in high school for extra credit and a scholarship competition. It’s funny to me now, knowing of the agenda of Ayn Rand’s followers, because it seems […]