Category Archives: Good Books

What I’m Reading: Where Children Run

Remember I said that Ila had linked me to some books she thought I might like?  Well in my scavenging to find them I ran across a couple other books that were just released on the online library.  I was so thrilled.  Rarely do I ever find a book there that I can immediately check out.  Most of the time I have to wait and wait and wait.

This book is called Where the Childcare Run and it’s by Karen Emilson.


Kayla and I both appreciate “Hard Scrabble” books where kids triumph over abuse.  She keeps a listing of them and sometimes uses them in her parenting curriculum.  (She’s a high school Family Consumer Sciences teacher and teaches a class on parenting).  I thought I would give this one a try to see if she might be able to use it.

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What I’m Reading: Whiskey and Charlie

I picked up a book from Hoopla.  It looked good from the cover but we all know that advice on that account…  “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”

The book was Whiskey and Charlie and the author is Annabell Smith.

The book was pretty good.  I didn’t connect with the characters as well as I had hoped to.  The story is told in flashbacks while one of the twin brothers in the book is lying in a coma.  While I was reading I couldn’t help but wish I could get the opinion of the other brother.

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What I’m Reading: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

You all know that I love historical fiction…Pioneer, coming of age, poor, WWII, and other war time periods are probably my favorite.  I like to escape.  I like to see that my circumstances are actually VERY good.

When I saw this book, I was sure it deserved a listen.  It was set in Appalachia and to date, I haven’t had a bad book that was set in that region so I gave The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson a try.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek audiobook cover art
The book started out a little slow.  In the book they talk about people with a “blue” skin tone.  I had never heard of that before so I was a little confused by that.  I didn’t know if I was reading a sci-fi book but it didn’t seem that way.  Then I looked up “blue people” and got a better understanding.  After that, the book was better.  Then I got to the mid way point and finally the book was great.  It took me days to get to the middle of the book and then in a flash I finished it.

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What I’m Reading: Shadow of His Hand

I was on Hoopla and saw a book that looked interesting, Shadow of His Hand by Wendy Lawton.


I was looking on my phone.  I didn’t see the small print. So I didn’t see that this was a “Daughters of the Faith Series”.

I’m not against Christian fiction but I don’t like to feel like I’m being given a sermon.  I like a wholesome base but not time and time of scripture reference.

I also didn’t realize this was juvenile fiction.  I used to read a lot of juvenile fiction but have since moved away from it.

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