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My Book Bag: Upstairs at the White House

Last week, I wrote about The Residence, a book about life in the private quarters of the White House. I suppose I take “nerd” to the next level, because I often peruse the notes section of books, or read the bibliography listed in the back. In this case, The Residence quoted a book called Upstairs… Continue reading My Book Bag: Upstairs at the White House

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My Book Bag: The Residence

When we learned that we would be able to take a trip to D.C. and possibly see the White House, I happened to see a book on Twitter called The Residence by Kate Anderson Brower. I looked it up on our library’s website, and behold! They had a copy! The Residence is a behind-the-scenes look… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Residence

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My Book Bag: Killing the Rising Sun

As I mentioned in my post last Friday about the Holocaust Museum, I do not handle the harsh facts of torture and death very well. That’s why I owned Killing the Rising Sun by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard for several months before I read it. And that’s why I’m just now writing about it… Continue reading My Book Bag: Killing the Rising Sun

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My Book Bag: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken has been my favorite novel of the year (so far). I was able to borrow the audio version through my library and stream it through our van’s Bluetooth feature on our vacation several weeks ago. The book is read by Lizza Aiken, Joan Aiken’s daughter. In the… Continue reading My Book Bag: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

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My Book Bag: In His Steps

Do you have any books on the shelf that you have been meaning to get to, but keep forgetting about? I do, and this book, In His Steps by Charles M. Sheldon, is one of them. A few weeks ago, I finally pulled it off the shelf to give a go. It begins with an… Continue reading My Book Bag: In His Steps

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My Book Bag: A Dog of Flanders

A Dog of Flanders by Marie Louise de la Ramée is a very short book that is listed in my daughter’s reading curriculum for next year. I had heard of it but never read it. It is a considered a classic, so many of you have probably read it. Since I had never read it, I thought… Continue reading My Book Bag: A Dog of Flanders

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My Book Bag: Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor by D.A. Carson is a quick and delightful read. It will especially buoy the heart and mind of those in ministry. D.A. Carson, the author, is a former pastor, theologian, and professor who has risen to prominence in his ministry. He writes this book not about himself and his own ministry, but… Continue reading My Book Bag: Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor