Don’t Put the Boats Away

Don’t Put the Boats Away was a trip through history. Ames Sheldon managed to fit in all of the major historical occurrences into the 291 pages of the book and I thought she did a tremendous job at doing so.

The Oysterville Sewing Circle

I loved THE OYSTERVILLE SEWING CIRCLE for everything that it stood for. Susan Wiggs did an incredible job writing a story that addressed the prevalence of domestic violence in our world without making the entire book a heavy, unbearable read. It was simply a beautiful story about the importance of sticking together and offering support.

The Whisper Man

“If you leave a door half-open, soon you’ll hear the whispers spoken. If you play outside alone, soon you won’t be going home. If your window’s left unlatched, you’ll hear him tapping at the glass. If you’re lonely, sad, and blue, the Whisper Man will come for you.”

August Wrap-Up

Is it just me or does it feel like yesterday was August 1st? How did the entire month of August fly by this fast? I hope that in this beautiful stack of books that you can find something you enjoy reading!

The Goldfinch

“A great sorrow, and one that I am only beginning to understand; we don’t get to choose our own hearts. We can’t make ourselves want what’s good for us or what’s good for other people. We don’t get to choose the people we are…”

The Nightingale

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are…”

Pursuits Unknown

It is obvious to me that the author Ellen Clary did her research. The way that she wrote about dogs and her knowledge of animals was fascinating. I could tell that this is something near and dear to her heart.