On My Bedside

A few weekends ago I started and finished Defending Jacob by William Landay.  The fact that it was set in a community very much like mine with families that sounded very much like ours was both thought provoking and terrifying.  I don’t want to give anything away, but I struggled with the end – it… Read More

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On My Bedside {Divergent & Insurgent}

For all you Hunger Games fanatics, I cannot possibly let another day pass without insisting that you add Divergent and Insurgent to your must-read list for the fall.  Good Reads says…In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless),… Read More

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On My Bedside

At the expense of my full DVR, I’ve been spending my evenings after the littles are in bed reading rather than watching the tele.  The Night Circus This is a beautifully written and mesmerizing story.  I enjoyed every word on every page. I very, ever so rarely read a book twice, but if I did… Read More

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On My Bedside

For this month’s book club, we read Footprints of a Pilgrim, a collection of pieces on the life and loves of Ruth Bell Graham. While the book was far from my favorite reads of all time, sometimes you stumble upon just one passage in a book (or movie, or article, etc.) that really stands out and… Read More

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On My Bedside

After countless recommendations from numerous friends, I finally read Francine River’s Redeeming Love.  On the road to Rosemary Beach earlier this summer, I kept my nose buried in that book for five and a half hours straight (well… except when we drove through the Southern charmer known as Eufala, Alabama).  The novel is a masterful recount of the… Read More

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