New Year’s Book Tag

Happy New Year’s, everyone!

I was tagged for the New Year’s Book Tag by my very good friend, Emma, at Bookish Daughters of the King. She’s a very sweet blogger, and a very nice person. I love to talk with her about books, and I’m honored to do this book tag. Thanks so much, Emma!

How many books are you planning to read in 2022?

Well, just like Emma, I don’t like to set too strict a goal for how many books I’m going to read, but I think I’ll go for over 50! The problem is, I have trouble remembering to keep track of the books I read, but I’m definitely going to be trying this year!

Name 5 books that you didn’t get to this year but want to make a priority in 2022:

Well, I want to keep reading Melanie Dickerson’s Hagenheim series (I’ve read two of them already, and enjoyed them both). I’m also so excited to read Porch Swing Girl by Taylor Bennett (I’m hoping to read it this summer, maybe). I’m looking into reading From the Start by Melissa Tagg, and I’m also looking to read something by Francine Rivers, or even something by Karen Kingsbury. I’ve got a lot of books I want to read!

What genre do you want to read more of?

Well, I’d like to try and read some more Christian fiction, but I’m also trying to read more non-fiction pieces, and I hope to read a lot more classics, too!

Name 3 non book related goals for 2022:

I want to work more on my Bible reading routine, keeping up on my bullet journal, and improving my cooking skills. I have lots of goals, but those are three of them!

What’s a book that you’ve had forever that you still need to read?

Um… I’m not actually sure. Usually, if I get a book, I read it pretty quickly. I have a collection of Charles Dickens books, and I’m thinking about reading one of those soon, but I’m still considering some other options. I have a few books that I’m going to be able to get on Hoopla (my digital library), and I want to get to some of those, but usually I read a book pretty quickly if I actually buy it, hehe.

What’s one book you started in 2021 and plan to finish in 2022?

My mom and I began reading The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis a few days ago, and we’re going to finish that this year, so I guess that counts, hehe!

One word that you’re hoping 2022 will be:

Well, the word I’m hoping my blog will define this year is peaceful. I want to make my little corner of the Internet a safe and peaceful Christian environment for people who are trying to live their lives for Jesus.

Tag a friend!

I want to tag Alicia Marentette from Alicia Marentette!

Well, Happy New Year to all of you, and I hope you have a great time! God bless you, and thanks again, Emma!

The Bookworm’s Tag

I was recently tagged by Alicia Marentette to do The Bookworm’s Tag, and I’m really excited to get going on this one! Thanks, Alicia!

Here are the rules!

  • Thank and link to the blogger who nominated you. (Thanks, Alicia!)
  • Include the tag graphic in your post/Link to the original tag
  • Answer the ten questions the blogger asked
  • Nominate between five and ten bloggers
  • Ask your nominees ten book-related questions!
  • Don’t feel bound to these rules
  • (Most importantly) Have fun!

Do you prefer to read out loud, read in your mind, or listen to books?

So, personally, I prefer to read in my mind, because I’m able to go faster, and I really like being able to determine my own pace, but really, I can enjoy all different sorts of ways to read. There really is no right answer, in my opinion. As long as it’s reading, hehe!

What is the most boring book you have ever read (or tried!) to read?

This one’s tough… I can’t really think of one. I mean, there have been some boring ones, but not one in particular comes to mind. Hmm…

Are you a person who will cry in a good book, or are you non-emotional when it comes to reading?

Um… I definitely cry. And laugh. It’s an emotion, I feel it when I read. I really enjoy being able to read these books and really feel like I’m involved, so I tend to be very emotional during any good book (the bad ones I have trouble crying at).

Have you ever tried to write a book? Is so, did you succeed!? If not, would you like to one day?

Okay, so I’ve successfully written ten full-length novels, accompanied by a whole bunch of short stories, and miiiiiiilions of unfinished books. Okay, maybe not millions, but you get the idea. One day, I’m going to try and get some of mine published! 😄

What is the ultimate worst book series ever, in your opinion? And what is the best, in your opinion?

Wow. I don’t know what the worst book series ever is. To be honest, I don’t really keep reading a series if I really dislike it, so that’s a tough one. The best is probably The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, but I also love The Green Ember by S.D. Smith. I kind of really like Christian fantasy, because it’s just a fun genre.

Do you typically like the movies better than the books? Why or why not?

Um, when they make a movie of a book, it’s typically not as good as the book. Unless it’s a short story that they made into a movie, like It’s A Wonderful Life, because the movie is a lot better than the book. There are, evidently, exceptions to this. In my opinion, The Three Musketeers 1993 film adaptation is much better than the book, for instance.

What is your favorite drink to have while reading or writing?

I’m really a tea girl, but I also love chocolate milk, and strawberry milk is my FAVORITE, so really, I vary around. If I’m reading or writing a Christmas book, you kinda need to drink some cocoa, but really, it changes due to the circumstances.

Who is your favorite author from each genre (Christian, fantasy, etc)?

Alright! My favorite Christian author is Janette Oke. My favorite fantasy author is C.S. Lewis (big surprise, right?), If we’re going with mystery, I’ll just say Carolyn Keene for all those good Nancy Drew books. For classics, I really like Jane Austen. If we’re looking at children’s fiction, I may have to go with Jeanne Birdsall for her wonderful Penderwicks series that has entertained me for so many endless hours.

If you could choose one author from present or past to meet, who would it be?

I’d love to talk to C.S. Lewis, because I just think that would be AMAZING!!! I mean, he’s the greatest Christian fantasy writer ever, and I’d love to ask him just a couple of questions. *Wistful sigh*. It would be fantastic.

When is your favorite time to read, where, and how?

I like to read late at night, early in the morning, or really any other time throughout the day. I need to be at home to really enjoy a book (I’m a true home-body), and I want to hold the book in my hands (not digitally). I’m just that type of girl.

Thanks to Alicia Marentette for tagging me! I really enjoyed doing this post, and your questions were so good that I’m not even going to write new questions, so anybody who’s doing this, use Alicia’s! They’re awesome, and I had a ton of fun writing the answers.

For tagging others to do this post, I’d like to choose…

Emma @ Bookish Daughters of the King, Trina @ Guiding My House, Megan @ Not So Perfect, Vanessa Hall @ Vanessa Hall Author, and Hannah F. @ His Priceless Daughters.

No pressure! You don’t have to do this, but if you do, I hope you enjoy it.

God bless you!

New Homeschooling History Books!

It’s Friday!!!

Wow, what a relief.

Today, I was inspired to write a different kind of post. This week, my mom was teaching my younger siblings about the Vikings, and she read aloud this really interesting book to them. I was doing my own school, cooking, and prepping for Christmas, so I didn’t really catch a ton of it, but what I read certainly sounded great.

The Imagination Station!!!

Let me give you a quick synopsis:

When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure to inspire their imaginations. With each book, they’re whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time.

It’s really fun, and both of my little siblings really enjoyed reading this, accompanied by a Viking study. Moving on, Mom thinks she will do a study about the Pilgrims for Thanksgiving (Problems in Plymouth). I know that this really isn’t the sort of thing I would usually post about, but I was just thinking about all the homeschoolers that I follow, and how much the posts can inspire us in our homeschooling.

Recently, we were definitely awed by the post Our Interactive Topographical Map by erensinger at Little Library in the Big Woods. If you’re looking for some really cool homeschooling ideas, check there!

Well, that’s about all. I hope you have a great day. History is amazing! History is wonderful! Keep learning! God bless you!

‘Love Me Tender’ by Janice Hanna (Book Review)

My friend, Emma at Bookish Daughters of the King, released a post on musical characters, and on her list I found a historical fiction Christian romance novel set in the 1950s, called Love Me Tender by Janice Hanna. I mean, it literally sounded like my ideal book, so I was quick to get it, and I had high hopes! It was definitely worthwhile! Read on to hear more about the book!

Debbie Carmichael hatches a plot to save the family diner by holding a fundraiser. What’s more, the hearthrob that’s sweeping the nation, Bobby Conrad, has agreed to perform to save the diner. Unfortunately, only a short while before the fundraiser, Bobby Conrad’s schedules conflict, and he can’t make it! However, an unknown Christian budding singer/actor steps in to sing for the concert. it’s then that Debbie finds her heart torn between the famous Bobby Conrad and the unknown Johnny Hartmann, while she deals with her own faith during this time.

If you’re looking for a book that takes you back to the days of Elvis and doowop, saddle shoes and poodle skirts, convertibles and ice cream sodas… then this is the book for you! That’s exactly what I was looking for, and I was not at all displease with what I found. Not only was it a delightful romance, but it was very nice and clean, full of Christian elements. I would be eager to recommend this book to any Christian teen.

First and foremost in this story is always the characters, for me. In this book, my favorite character was Johnny Hartmann. He’s a twenty year old from Kansas, eager to find a new world for him in Los Angeles, pursuing his dreams. The son of a preacher, he’s a Christian with strong morals, and he definitely experiences his fair share of character developement. I think his romance with Debbie is adorable, and I love how they interact. Really, it was one of the cutest and most lovely relationships I’ve ever read.

Surprisingly enough, one of my favorite parts of the book was the setting. This is very unusual for me, because usually I love a book for it’s characters, or maybe even the story, but very rarely because of the setting. This was definitely the case with Love Me Tender, though, because I just love how quaint the little diner that the book’s set it. The entire fifties theme was retro and wonderful, and I definitely loved it.

In short, I really enjoyed this book, and if you’re looking for a clean Christian book that you can read accompanied by a milkshake and some oldies playing from a record player, this is definitely for you.

Thanks again to Emma for recommending this book to me! I loved it!

God bless you!

My Green Ember Day

The Green Ember burns; the seed of the New World smolders. Healing is on the horizon, but a fire comes first. Bear the flame.

This quote comes from one of my favorite books, which happens to be the center point of focus for this blog post.

Yesterday I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my day, so I decided to read The Green Ember by S.D. Smith. It’s a beautiful book, and I love reading this one because it’s really fun and exciting while still driving the point home. I plan on reading the rest of the series again soon (I may start the sequel today!), but yesterday I just really wanted to read this book again.

Using my Hoopla account through my local library I borrowed the audiobook read by Joel Clarkson, son of Sally Clarkson (all of you know how much I like Sally Clarkson!). He did an excellent job and I really liked the way he presented it. He also recorded an instrumental album called Melodies for the Mended Wood Vol. 1, and it’s music written for the book. I definitely recommend checking that out.

My absolute favorite character of the series is Smalls. I won’t tell you too much about him, because I don’t want to give anything away for those of you who haven’t read this book. I definitely suggest that you do read this book, however. S.D. Smith is a wonderful Christian author, and I enjoyed this series immensely.

Anyway, because Smalls is my favorite character, I decided to make a stuffed animal of him, because let’s admit it, the best part of having a fantasy book series where rabbits are themain characters may be how cute and fluffy they are. Since I liked Smalls so much, I used a pattern I got off Misty’s Whimsies.

I used this thick fleece for the plush, and web applique for the eyes and nose. If you don’t use web applique, I would definitely recommend looking into purchasing some, because it’s just amazing. I buy mine through Joanns, but you can buy it basically anywhere that sells craft supplies. I just did a simple white bunny in a brown and blue outfit, but you could really use whatever you want. I just really like how this guy came out.

I had a really great Saturday. It’s not often that I can sit down, working on a sewing project, cup of green tea in hand, listening to one of my favorite books read by someone I really like. I mean, it was pretty cool. I encourage you to look up the Green Ember books, and think about reading them, because I really enjoy that series. I haven’t read the spinoffs yet, but I hope to soon. Maybe I’ll get those on audiobook, too…

Wishing you a great Sunday and encouraging you to read a book you love,

Just for the record, my Etsy shop sale for 31% of everything ends today! Please, please, please, go check out my shop here. I really appreciate it! Thanks for supporting me, and God bless you!

Friendship Book Tag (with Emma❤)!

I was building this book tag centered around friendship, and I asked Emma❤ to collaborate with me on this post. I’ve never done a collaboration post before, so this is very exciting. Emma is a highly talented, very special blogger, avid reader, and follower of Christ. She blessed me by doing this post. Thanks again, Emma, because this is just so special.

So, without further ado, I present to you… the questions!

Which friendship is your favorite in a book?

Emma: I love the friendship of Anne and Diana from Anne of Green Gables. I always have. They stick together through thick and thin. They will probably always be my favorite fictional friends!

Erin: I love the friendship in The Last Battle between Prince Tirian and Jewel the Unicorn. They’re both so loyal, and we see them prove their loyalty countless times over the course of the book. I love all the characters in the series, but this friendship is especially endearing to me.

Which character would you want to be friends with?

Emma: Anne Shirley or Jo March. I would love to have a picnic with Anne and let her give me a tour of Avonlea. With Jo March, I think it would be fun to read some of her stories.

Erin: Despereaux. I’m going with Despereaux all the way. He’s kind, supportive, determined, and fearless. The only downfall is you’d have to learn to spell his name, which I have not done as of yet…

Who was the first friend you read a book with?

Emma: My sister and I have read a few books together in the past. We would read Boxcar Children together and that was really fun! 

Erin: My older brothers and I used to read books together (I remember Ginger Pye and Encyclopedia Brown), and that was really fun. I was young at the time, and it was very special to be reading a book with them, and I’ve never forgotten that.

Which author would be your best friend?

Emma: Ooh, that’s a hard one! I want to be best friends with so many authors. I think Rachel Fordham and I would be really good friends! Also, I think Jen Turano would make such a fun best friend. She’s hilarious! As for authors of the past, I would have loved to meet Maud Hart Lovelace. I feel like we could have been good friends.

Erin: I’d like to be friends with Sally Clarkson. I know that she doesn’t write fiction, but I’ve read so many books and listened to so many of her podcasts that I feel like I sort of know her already, so I think it’s safe to say that we would be good friends.

Who is the friendliest character you can think of?

Emma: Betsy Ray from the Betsy books by Maud Hart Lovelace or Anne Shirley of Anne of Green Gables. Both of these girls are such friendly characters!

Erin: I definitely agree with you, Emma, on this one, because I think Anne Shirley’s the most friendly person ever written. She’s just so nice and has such fun ideas, that it’s easy for her to make friends. Yeah, I’m thinking she’s gotta be the friendliest.

Who is the least friendliest character you can think of?

Emma: Hmm… one of the bad guys from one of Joanna Davidson Politano’s books. Maybe Victor Prendergast from Finding Lady Enderly. 

Erin: Hmm. Wait, I’m going with the White Witch here, because she is just nasty! I would seriously rather be friends with anyone in Narnia than her. There are so many fun characters in that series (the Pevensies, Prince Caspian, Mr. Tumnus, ASLAN!!!), that I just can’t imagine ever being friends with her.

What’s the best group of friends in a book?

Emma: Definitely Betsy Ray and her friends from the Betsy series. They’re so much fun! I would just love to hangout with all of them.

Erin: I really like Nancy Drew and her friends in the books. I mean, we have George and Bess, not to mention Ned Nickerson and the various other friends they have. Because it’s such a static book series, we get a lot of time to get to know them. Together they’re pretty unstoppable, and pretty fun, too.

If you were doing a book club with your friends, which book would you read?

Emma: Ooh, good question! Probably Yours Truly, Thomas by Rachel Fordham or A Midnight Dance by Joanna Davidson Politano. Anything with a slight mystery to it would be fun!

Erin: I’m going with Anne of Green Gables for this one, because it’s just a really nice relaxed read and a perfect introduction into classics for people of all ages. Although, if I was doing a book club with my friends in particular, I would probably go with the Penderwicks, because I think that we would really enjoy that one.

Which book character’s friend do you relate to the most?

Emma: Hmm… good question. I’m trying to think of a specific one.  I might go with Diana Barry. I’m a more laid-back, less spontaneous person than Anne Shirley. I’ve always really liked Diana and I do relate to her quite a bit I’d say!

Erin: (Sigh.) I’ve been told I’m a Piglet. I’m kind, timid, agreeable, and a sidekick. Sure, I’d rather be someone else who does exciting things, but I’m kinda proud that my friends think I’m supportive. One thing’s for sure: I’m not Tigger! Yikes! Too much energy! I’d much rather be Piglet, and bring Winnie the Pooh honey and tea. Maybe grab some for myself…

Erin: Thank you for doing this joint blog post with me, Emma. I’ve really enjoyed doing it, and I love all your answers! I really enjoyed this, and I hope that we can do it again sometime. Thanks again! God bless you!

Emma: Thanks so much for coming up with the tag and asking me to be a part of it, Erin! It was so much fun and a great idea!

Erin: Of course!

Everyone, please have a great day, and please check out Emma’s blog at Bookish Daughters of the King. God bless you,

Let the Lord Lead Your Adventure

Adventure is out there!

No, seriously, it is.

I love adventure stories. There are so many great ones. Great, epic quests. I like reading Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, for one. Not only is it filled with a great adventure spanning over the entire globe, but it’s also filled with fun characters, and my little brother loves it, and the movie of it (the one with David Niven!). Seriously, it’s a great story, and one that most people know. The distinguished gentleman makes a calculated journey around the world with setbacks and inconveniences.

I like to kind of think of our lives as adventures; as if we are all taking trips around the world, undertaking great journeys and bearing great courage and perserverance. Some of us aren’t really doing it very honestly, like Mr. Fix, and some of us join the journey a little late, like Princess Aouda. There are people out there that want to stop you on your journey, and there are people who want to help. There are those who need help, and there are those who give it. The important thing is to just keep traveling.

What is proved by Jules Verne’s great novel, however, is that you can never plan everything. From Indian attacks to unfinished railroads and scheming detective, there’s nobody who can plan out everything. Even when executing the best plans, something will go wrong, no matter how brilliant it is.

Sometimes we have lots of trouble with this truth, however. Myself, especially. I’m big on planning. Planning everything, all the time. I’ve got lots of plans, and I like making plans. I find it a little hard to stop making plans, sometimes, and that’s when I think about Around the World in Eighty Days and Mr. Phileas Fogg. True, his plans are a lot more clock-like than mine, it’s true that I’m often guilty of over-planning. Perhaps this is because I’ve been given the luxury of a life that’s stable enough to make plans for my future.

Throughout history, though, there have been thousands of godly men and women, living in the moment and unsure of where they will be or if they will even be alive from day to day. You read the uncertaninty of the Psalmist as he faces death and uncertainty every day, and you see the Lord prove that he is capable of preparing safety for His people. He leads our paths as he wishes for them to be led, and He prepares for us better than our own plans.

Although plans are great (as both Phileas Fogg and I will affirm), our lives are truly adventures, being led day by day. We get to choose what sort of adventure we will live, and we will choose which part we play on this exciting adventure, planning as we can but trusting the Lord above all to choose where we go, and to see where he leads us and appreciate the beauty of adventure.

Adventure is out there.

And so is He.

God bless you,

-Erin

Fruits of the Spirit Book Tag

Hi, there!

I’m sorry it’s been a while since I posted. Life’s been busy and I kinda forgot about releasing new posts. This week is our break from school, though, so I’ve been able to spend a little more time catching up. Today, I’m going to try something a little new, though…

I was looking at one of my favorite blogs, Bookish Daughters of the King, which is written by my blogging friend Emma❤. I just love this blog, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, I definitely would. Well, anyway, I found a post of her’s written in April of last year, and I just loved it. Apparently, all over the blogging/book-loving online community, people are using ‘book tags’, which are basically a series of questions pertaining to a certain subject.

So, today, I am sort of reinventing the questions from the Fruits of the Spirit Book Tag post, which I really enjoyed. Thanks to Emma❤ for this awesome post, and here we go!

Love (top 3 favorite couples in books):

  1. Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth: Alright, everytime I read Pride and Prejudice, this amazingly romantic relationship totally hooks me everytime. It’s just awesome to read, and I really enjoy it everytime I read it again.
  2. Ariana Benson and Laramie: I know that not everyone has heard of Janette Oke’s A Gown of Spanish Lace, but seriously, if you haven’t read it, you need to. It’s a captivating story of adventure and romance. The romance is especially great, and I love it! Ariana and Laramie make such a cute couple!
  3. Heather Longtreader and Smalls: If any Christian out there likes fantasy, this is the series for you! The Green Ember. Although it’s not as obviously Christian as Narnia, it’s still a great fantasy series. I read the four books in the series, and I’m going to read the spin-offs one day… Anyway, the books are great, and I love this romance. I especially like Smalls, but I really like Heather, too.

Joy (which sentence in a book fills you with joy):

My favorite sentence (and the one tha fills me with so much joy I practically bubble over), is actually the last sentence of the Narnia series. For those of you who haven’t read it, the sentence is sort of a spoiler, so… just go read the books, and then come back when you’re done reading. You’ll be doing yourself a favor. But, here it is:

All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.

Peace (which book is the most serene and peaceful to you):

For me, Anne of Green Gables will always hold that quaint place of peace in my heart. Though I’ve never read the whole series, tht beautiful book will long remain in my memory as peace. The calm of Green Gables, and the peace of Anne’s wild imagination and innocence is something remarkable, and I will always return there when seeking peaceful fiction.

Longsuffering (which character suffered the most and overcame):

Hands down, it’s Desperaux (from Tale of Desperaux). Yes, this charming little mouse goes through a lot in this short book. From the first moment, Desperaux is odd and different from the other mice, and is therefore the outcast. This leads to him eventually being sentenced to death and seperated from the human girl he loves.After that, he loses his tail and has to brave the darkness. All in all, Desperaux’s life is hard, yet he rises beyond it to be the hero that he dreams of becoming.

Gentleness (which book is the most battered from wear):

While it’s true that my Bible(s) are pretty battered, The Penderwicks at Point Mouette is the book sitting on my shelf that’s just in two pieces and taped together. I usually take very good care of my books, but this paperback I grabbed from Amazon when I really started reading the Penderwicks, and since then not a year goes by that I don’t read it a few times. Therefore, it’s definitely the most tattered book I have.

Goodness (the book that encouraged you to read your Bible):

When I read the Chronicles of Narnia series, I was so impressed with the Christian elements that I was encouraged to read more in my Bible, and I really gained a lot of insight I didn’t expect to find when I started the series. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone and everyone, especially readers who are seeking to enjoy and read the Bible more.

Faith (which author do you have enough faith in to always read their books):

Alright, so, I’m a classic girl. I like lots of books, and most of them are written by people who have long since passed away. However, I would say that of all the authors I know of, if there is a book written by Janette Oke, I’m pretty ager to get to it. I haven’t read a ton of her books yet, but she writes quality Christian literature. While it’s true that I have many authors who I’m very eager to look for their newest releases, however it’s very rare that there’s an author who consistently writes appropriate and thought-provoking literature.

Meekness (the meekest character in a book):

Lucy Pevensie. Hands down. She is so meek and accepting. She has a childlike faith about her that lasts through the entire Narnia series. I know I talk about Narnia all the time (fourth time in this post, for those who are counting!), but seriously, if I could be like a fictional character, it’s probably Lucy. She’s fun, she’s cool, and she knows her place. Yes, indeed, Lucy is a meek character, and a perfect role model.

Temperance (the book that you were most impatient to read):

I’m gonna go with The Penderwicks at Last for this one. It was a very important book for me, because I wanted to make sure that Jeanne Birdsall gave all the characters a happy ending. I’m very happy to say that I was pleased with the finished product. It was a good book, but I will never forget how quickly I read through it, anxious to see how it ended, with little patience.

Well, that’s the end of my book tag. I hope that you enjoyed it, and please let me know if you try this tag on your own. Thanks again to Emma❤! You’re a blessing to the Internet!

-Erin

Your Opinion: Best Spring/Summer Book

I love to read. I’m currently taking a literature course, and when I go to college I plan on majoring in English. As such, I love reading classic books, but I don’t stop there. I’ll read basically anything, anytime. However, there are certain times of the year that tend to be better for one book than another one. So, today, I want your opinion. What is the best book to read over these summer months?

I personally enjoy reading through some childhood favorites during this time, particularly the Penderwick books, Anne of Green Gables, and a few other specially chosen and well loved books. Sometimes I’ll read some Winnie the Pooh to my younger siblings, and I enjoy reading poetry, as well as a lot of Psalms, and Song of Solomon.

But, I would love to know what you think should be read at this time of year, and also what you tend to turn to in these blessed summery months of the year. I’m sure glad that the LORD decided to make the seasons turn like they do, just so that I can get a wonderful summer full of reading (and writing). Summer brings so many great things: a break from school, our own Staycation, and plenty of books to read. I hope that you enjoy it, and don’t forget to comment about what you want to be reading!