Pre-Orders Galore!!

Oooh... I am having trouble restraining myself. Several of my favorite series add an installment very soon! (and yes, you can expect reviews to pop up here within a few days of our receiving them... especially since I am home and can usually get to the packages first while my hard-working husband works. HAH! Good thing I don't have to arm-wrestle him for them... I'd lose.)

Books to Stir the Imagination

Originally published 4/6/09, updated 4/15/2011:

For any parents or doting uncles out there, here is a list of books I've personally read and highly recommend. These will draw in the young mind and foster wholesome imagination, creative thinking, as well as moral fibre. I've got several young friends & cousins who have served as my "test audience" over the years, too. All but one of them are BOYS, the oldest of whom is now a teenager. SO if they like it, you know it's good! I hope to upload full reviews of all of these relatively quickly. If there are books you think I've left off, please comment or email me!

G. K. Chesterton on Fantasy & Fiction

"Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."

"People wonder why the novel is the most popular form of literature; people wonder why it is read more than books of science or books of metaphysics. The reason is very simple; it is merely that the novel is more true than they are."

"Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity."
— G.K. Chesterton

Love this guy. If you enjoy C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien, check out this lesser-read Inkling. Try The Wisdom of Father Brown or the more heady The Man Who Was Thursday.


It's been hot and humid-- the kind of days in which you seem constantly to be...there's just no other way to say it: salty! Good training for the mission field, I keep telling myself. It's nice not having to work just right now. I've got PLENTY of work. =D

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