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Title: Practically Divine by Becca Stevens Pages: 224 Genres: Nonfiction, Spirituality, Christian Publisher: Harper Horizon (Sept. 14, 2021) Summary: There is no secret formula to experiencing the sacred in our lives–it just takes practice and practicality. No matter where we are—on a walk in the woods, in a sacred building, or in a dusty refugee camp—signs of love abound. When we allow ourselves to embrace both ordinary and extraordinary experiences, we can… Read More

Yesterday was Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon! With this readathon, I never know if I’m going to do well or end up hardly reading anything, lol. This time around, however, I’m happy to say that I actually got a ton of reading done! 🎉 First, I finally finished There’s Someone in Your House! This was such a fast-paced and spooky read. After that, I listened to (and finished) Slasher Girls and Monster Boys… Read More

Hi! So last night I decided to take part in Dewey’s 24 Hour readathon, which is today! I’m sure a lot of you are already familiar with this readathon, but just in case you don’t know, basically the goal is to read as much as you can from 8 AM est, today, to 8 AM est, tomorrow. I’ve participated in this readathon a couple of times before and have always had so… Read More

It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through October! October is always one of my favorite months. From the changing leaves to the cozy clothing to the spooky books, there’s so much to love! The fall months also always remind me of change and new beginnings. This also had me thinking about my blog. I’ve been kind of quiet on here this summer but I thought I’d update you all on… Read More

Title: Live on Purpose: 100 Devotionsfor l Letting Go of Fear and Following God by Sadie Robertson Huff Pages: 208 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian living, inspirational Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Sept. 28th, 2021) Summary: Learn how to celebrate every moment in life while living enthusiastically and following your God-given passions with New York Times bestselling author Sadie Robertson’s devotional Live on Purpose. Teens and young adults willl reach new depths of faith as they… Read More

Title: The Message in the Hollow Oak (Nancy Drew #12) by Carolyn Keene Pages: 181 Genres: Mystery, Children’s Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap (1972) Summary: A group of professional detectives challenge Nancy to tackle a mystery that they have failed to solve: find an invaluable message hidden by a missionary centuries ago in a hollow oak tree in Illinois. While searching the woods for the ancient tree, Nancy and her friends live with a group of young… Read More

Title: Everything That Was by E. Graziani Pages: 323 Genres: Women’s Fiction, Romance Publisher: The Wild Rose Press (Feb. 8th, 2021) Summary: What would you do for a secret love? Despite not speaking for nearly twenty years, Massimo Damiani, a ‘rags-to-riches’ oil executive, summons Sofie to his hospice bedside in picturesque Tuscany—his last wish?…to reconcile their stormy history and set long-buried secrets to rest. Sofia Romano, a powerful Wall Street banker in Manhattan’s financial district, reeling with… Read More

It’s Top Ten Tuesday!  TTT a weekly bookish list hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is: Ten Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud!

Title: Unveiled: A Poetry Memoir by Ivy Cirillo Pages: 203 Genres: Memoir, Poetry Publisher: Orion Publishing House (Aug. 30th, 2019) Summary: Unveiled: A Poetry Memoir, is a collection of poetry organized into three sections: My Story, My Pain, and My Future. It was written for those that need to release their past, experience their pain, and look forward to their future. It was not written to instill pity or sorrow within you,… Read More

Title: Enter Wild by Carlos Whittaker Pages: 208 Genres: Nonfiction, Christian Faith Publisher: Waterbrook & Multnomah (June 16th, 2020) Summary Break free from a safe (and boring) faith to truly live the abundant life with all the wonder Jesus promised in John 10:10. You are meant to receive the abundance God promises here and now. You are not meant to wait until heaven to experience His best. Even in the midst of… Read More