“He does not despise real woods because he has read of enchanted woods; the reading makes all real woods a little enchanted.”
― C.S. Lewis
As I write this I’m sitting in the middle of it. I finished a book this morning and returned it to its home on the library shelf hesitantly. Not wanting to let go of it just yet. There was magic within the pages and castle towers, ancient tombs, and trees swollen with corruption and madness. Bravery, deception, foolishness, and perseverance were there as well. Continue reading →
In 2018 I set a reading challenge of 30 books, and I just finished the 30th book about two days ago. *Dance party* Since that happens to be quite a few and I wasn’t able to write a separate review for each of them, I wanted to give you a recap on some of my favorites. Continue reading →
I have been a huge fan of John Eldredge’s books for a long time. The Sacred Romance, Beautiful Outlaw, Wild At Heart, and Captivating (which is also on the bookshelf here) among many more have all revealed so much to me about the character of God and how He intended us to live and thrive. He has a way of explaining how he sees the world and God that speaks a language I know, yet seldom hear. Continue reading →
Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul
by John and Stasi Eldredge
I firmly believe that every girl should read this book as many times as possible in their lifetime. It completely changed the way I saw myself by showing the reader what God thinks of women, the crown of His creation, and how He designed them. Continue reading →
The Wingfeather Saga is an absolutely beautiful story that had me laughing the entire way through and sitting in a puddle of happy/sad tears by the end. There’s sea dragons, toothy cows, adventures and more. What more can you ask for?
Books in The Wingfeather Saga:
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness
North! Or Be Eaten
The Monster in the Hollows
The Warden and the Wolf King
Author: Andrew Peterson
Genre: Children’s Fiction
This series is special because it can appeal to so many ages. There’s a ten year gap between me and my youngest sister, and yet all four of us eagerly looked forward to the nights when my dad would read The Wingfeather Saga books to us. The further you get into the chapters of the first book, the more you come to appreciate the genius balance between the simplicity of the names and tone of the story and the depth behind the writing.
The story line follows Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby and their adventures throughout the land during the oppressive rule of creatures called Fangs. They stumble upon a treasure map accidentally and find that they hold the key to the lost jewels of the Shining Isle of Anniera. But events at the Dragon Day Festival end up turning their lives upside down, and the adventures begin. Complete with dragons, tree-house castles, a protective ex-pirate, and a deep magic in music, this story will keep you turning the pages late into stormy nights. Enjoy the adventure!