From old classics to children’s books, Christian living to Christian fiction, we’ve reviewed our favorites from our very own bookshelves here in the March of Books. Now it’s your turn. We don’t just want to see what’s on your bookshelves—though that was a delight for a bibliophile’s eyes! We want to hear about those books and how they have touched your lives. It’s time for the March of Books review carnival! Review a favorite book—or two ... Read More about Your March of Books!
March of Books 2010
I have a confession to make. I was 22 years old before I read Louisa May Alcott's Little Women from cover to cover. Then I wished I'd read it years before. I'm not even sure how I didn't manage to read it sooner. Of course, I'd heard enough about over the years. I read about Louisa May Allcott. I read reviews of the story. I was told I was a bit like Jo. I'd even read the Christmas Story for a literature class one year in school. But ... Read More about Little Women – Inspiration for Every Day
Medical Fiction is not exactly the genre to be reading when you’re pregnant. I found that out last summer. I didn’t even know the genre existed until I found the books by Sandra Glahn and Dr. William Cutrer. Actually, to be more proper, the Library of Congress catalog states the subject as “Medical students—Fiction” in one book. "Physicians" and "Medical ethics—Fiction" in another. I think the most appropriate would be somewhere more along ... Read More about Christian Medical Sci-Fi?
Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens is one of those books that was just meant to be read aloud. Literally. Dickens considered himself the novelist of the common man and his works were originally published in the relatively inexpensive serialized form. I heard that in nineteenth century England, whole neighborhoods would go in together to purchase a copy for the local pub, and that families would crowd in expectantly in anticipation of a fabulous ... Read More about Our Mutual Friend
We’ve been talking about books all month. New releases. Old favorites. Kindle downloads. Decorating with books. Books, books, and more books. And then, we let you take a peek into our homes at some of our very own bookshelves. Now, we want to see your bookshelves! Empty Shelves Jessicas Bookshelves Natalies Family Collection Loras shelves and boxes The chocolate room. . . Vanessas Bookshelves Books Books Everywhere! Jaclynns ... Read More about Your Bookshelves!
So we know we’re supposed to Start Here and “do hard things right where we are.” But want to know more about Do(ing) Hard Things? Counterculture. Rising above the norm. It started as a teenage rebellion against low expectations. And now there are thousands of teens being “rebelutionaries” who do hard things. In the spirit of our March of Books, we have a double giveaway of the Harris twins’ books this week. Enter to win a copy of their new ... Read More about Keep Doin’ Hard Things
by Jessica Elisabeth Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are was an especially helpful book for me. As a fourteen-year-old student whose days are filled with school, music lessons, and only-daughter-at-home duties, this book encouraged me that doing hard things includes everyday tasks. Alex and Brett Harris shared many stories of real-life rebelutionaries that demonstrate the wide variety of “hard things” we can do. Reaching out to a ... Read More about I Started Here
I thought it would be just another great book for teenagers by those Harris boys. I planned to read it and review it. Just like I read and reviewed Do Hard Things. But it wouldn’t really apply to me, of course. I read Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are. And I was convicted. Nothing like reading a book on prioritizing written by teenagers to help a mom get her own priorities in order. Since I am supposed to be, you know, ... Read More about How to Start Doing Hard Things
A room without books is like a body without a soul. -Cicero Click the images for captions and close-up views of the bookshelves of the YLCF Team Members (those who aren't in the midst of cross-country moves and beginning deployment, that is!). And start taking pictures of your own books: we're having a bookshelf photo carnival next week! I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists ... Read More about Our Bookshelves
"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house." -Henry Ward Beecher They are piled artfully on the desk. They mount to the lampshade on the bedside table. They wobble in stacks as precarious as a loose boulder jutting over a snowy mountainscape. Oh, yes. And they fill the bookshelves. What would we do without them? For the true bibliophile, nothing so beautifies a room as a healthy ... Read More about Living with Books
During my teenage years, three brothers were born into my family: three delightful, exasperating, energetic little people who needed a lot of chasing, feeding, and lulling to sleep. As the oldest sister, I got to be part of that process. One of my favorite jobs was reading bedtime stories – as long as I got to choose the books. Fortunately, my brothers and I were in agreement when it came to Go, Dog, Go! by P.D. Eastman. I’m not sure what they ... Read More about Hello, Do You Like My Hat?
As a single young woman, one of the things God has laid on my heart is to reach out to younger girls who want to grow spiritually. God has opened doors in amazing ways, and over the last couple of years I've been in a position to really invest in the lives of several teenage girls. Last year I was able to lead a group through Elizabeth George's book A Young Woman after God's Own Heart. Written in a chatty, down-to-earth style, this book is not ... Read More about A Young Woman After God’s Own Heart