The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
If you didn’t read this book as a child you need to go ahead and read it. I picked it up the other day because I didn’t have anything else to read and I wanted to be comforted. This book did exactly that.
Basically this book is about a mouse, a rat, a princess, a girl who wants to be a princess, and soup. Mustn’t forget about the soup. I don’t want to say much more in case I spoil it but really this book is just so charming. Despereaux is the mouse and is for the most part our main character and protagonist. He is an odd mouse and he does rather unmouselike things which make him the perfect hero. The story takes place in a world of kings and peasants, in a world where mice can talk to humans and the unwanted are given positions working in the castle. Continue reading “(31) The Tale of Despereaux // Bookish Blurb”
Glinda of Oz by L Frank Baum
In this last Oz book, Dorothy and Ozma set out to try and stop a war between two hitherto unknown groups of people in Oz. Of course this ends up being much harder than they anticipate and all the other characters of the Oz books end up coming and having to save them Continue reading “(30) Glinda of Oz // Bookish Blurb”
And finally, our very last stop of the (very long) day was to Scot’s View. This is the place where apparently Sir Walter Scott came for inspiration to be alone and write or something like that. Anyway, it was pretty (but not as pretty as I thought it was going to be) and I got a few pictures (although the lighting wasn’t super good). Yes, I am blaming the sun and not my sub-par photography skills. Continue reading “Borders Trip pt. 6 // Scotland”
In the Company of Secrets by Judith Miller
I had run out of things to read and this was on my Kindle (I got it for free a long time ago) so I decided to read it. I guess it classifies as Christian historical fiction and really it doesn’t deserve its own blog post but I guess it gets one anyway. Continue reading “(29) In the Company of Secrets // Bookish Blurb”
Sorry for the very long break from Scotland pictures. Did you miss them? I really like doing these posts but they take a lot more time and energy than my book posts. Have you enjoyed this week of posts? I’ve really enjoyed doing it. Anyway, onward to the post.
Ok, we’re almost done with this day trip. If you haven’t seen the other posts be sure to check them out: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. In this stop we explored Rosslyn Chapel. Continue reading “Borders Trip pt.5 // Scotland”
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This is a YA coming of age story about twins Jude and Noah.
This story is about family, guilt, loss, being broken and trying to put your life back together and yet it manages to still have moments of humor and . I don’t really know how to explain this book very well without giving too much away. Continue reading “(28) I’ll Give You the Sun // Bookish Blurb”
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
I had been meaning to read this book for a while especially after I read The Invention of Wings and realized that it was written by the same author. I knew I needed to read this book. In this book we follow 14 yr old Lily Owens as she escapes the horrors of her existence and tries to find out more about her dead mother. It is about race and strong women who have lots of hardship. Continue reading “(27)The Secret Life of Bees // Bookish Blurb”
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Finally I got to read some fantasy. I thought this book started a little slow but once it got going I was totally hooked and didn’t want to put it down. I’m not exactly sure how to explain this book but it is about magic and an evil forest that corrupts people and wants everyone to die. That sounds very dark and I guess it is actually quite a dark book (I mean, a lot of people die just not very many people I cared about) but it is also a book about hope and discovering yourself.
This book is set in kind of your typical kings and townspeople sort of world where there are rich people who live in the city and all the villagers who do their own thing and then there are randomly magical people and evil creatures. Continue reading “(26) Uprooted // Bookish Blurb”
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
I read this book because my mom had to read it for book club and she thought I might like it. It’s a British book about a retired man (Harold Fry) who receives a letter in the mail from an old friend and spontaneously decides that he needs to walk to where she is (on the other side of the country). In doing so he leaves behind his wife and failing marriage and reflects upon all the things that have happened so far in his life. Continue reading “(25) The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry // Bookish Blurb”
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
After reading March I got a hankering to read Little Women again and since I was able to get it for free on my kindle, I did. The book tells the story of the four March daughters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy) and all the adventures they have and lessons they learn. Continue reading “(24) Little Women // Bookish Blurb”