“People can spend their time working for good or evil. They can be heroes or villains. They can choose to fight for love and courage and truth, or they can fight for their own egos and agendas. Sometimes, even in retrospect, it’s not that easy to figure out who […]

Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains ...


The Berlin Candy Bomber
  “Not one of almost 30 kids, most of whom hadn’t had any gum or candy for two or three years, was willing to become a beggar and ask … Instinctively I reached in my pocket. There had been no preparation for such a moment. All there were was two […]

The Berlin Candy Bomber by Gail S. Halvorsen


Resisting Happiness
  “By doing exactly the same things we did yesterday, but with a new mind-set, we are able to inject incredible meaning into the most mundane things – to take something as ordinary as washing the dishes and transform it into a conversation with God …” What does it take […]

Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly



Beartown
Beartown by Fredrik Backman I really enjoyed reading A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman and want to read more of his books. I chose Beartown for the July Online Book Club because it was reviewed as being slightly different than his other books. I hope it’s just as good! […]

Online Book Club: July book announcement (Beartown by Fredrik Backman)


  “Of the thousands upon thousands of earthquakes that happen around the world every year – from imperceptible tremors to powerful shakers like the one that hit Lituya Bay – roughly one in sixteen occurs in Alaska. That makes the state one of the most quake-intensive places on the planet.” […]

The Great Quake by Henry Fountain


Sweet Water
“I used to want to forgive, but now all I want is to be left alone. I don’t have forgiveness left in me. My forgiveness ran out with her blood on that long backwoods stretch of highway …” Cassie barely remembers her mother or any of her relatives from that […]

Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline



I’m being more intentional with what I read this year. So far, so good. I’m really enjoying making sure I’m reading a variety of books each month. I’ve also found I’m reading more so I can reach my goals. In the past, I would usually just grab a book from […]

What I’m Reading: June 2017


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  “I pulled my hat down straight and told Ruby that if anybody else called about dead bodies, we had already filled the quota for a Friday and they should call back next week.” Sherriff Walter Longmire watches over Absaroka County, Wyoming, with the help of his secretary, deputies, his […]

The Cold Dish: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson


“Whenever you say yes to something, there is less of you for something else. Make sure your yes is worth the less.” There is more to life than just saying yes or no to things. Oftentimes, we say yes because we feel we should or we have the time or […]

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst



Sweet Water 1
Welcome to the online book club for Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline. I hope you enjoyed reading this book. This book had me wondering to the very end what actually happened in this small town. You can discuss the questions in the comments section below on the blog or join us on Facebook. […]

Online Book Club: Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline