2022 Reading Challenge

2022 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 260 books.

Book Review: Visit Sunny Chernobyl (Again)

[This post originally presented itself on August 2, 2012. If you wonder why it’s currently in revival, visit here.]

Do I have a treat for you: a travelogue of a kind I can guarantee you haven’t experienced before and will not find published by Michelin or Fodor’s. My review copy of Visit Sunny Chernobyl […]

Yes, ANOTHER Vacation…

So we are heading out of town again, with the littlest one in tow this time, for another mini-break. I liked the redux theme last time I left town, and decided to revive it – so there will be posts while we are gone, with as much regularity (if not more!) than when I’m actually […]

Not-Quite-A-Review: The Clairvoyant Countess by Dorothy Gilman

As I’ve said before, I simply LOVE Dorothy Gilman. She has an absolutely lovely way with language and her characters are always so human yet somehow also just that little bit more – more conscientious, more thoughtful, more thought, more human – than the people one encounters in everyday life… Perhaps I’m a relic, but […]

Guest Post: Pancakes, with a Side of Social Responsibility…

Today I’m pleased to bring you a guest post all about a marvelous new book – My Pancakes Taste Different Today! The book is a cute, clever way to introduce kids to the idea of ecology and the impact that our actions – however small they may seem – have on our lives and the […]

Book Review: The Storykiller by Humfrey Hunter

I enjoyed this one – although maybe that’s a strange way to talk about a book with so many horrifying secrets revealed throughout… The concept of a story killer wasn’t new to me; neither was that of dirty little secrets. I worked in politics and government (from both the for- and not-for-profit sides of the […]