“I Cannot Live Without Books”

The first time I saw the Thomas Jefferson quote, “I cannot live without books,” it was on a t-shirt in the Library of Congress gift shop. It resonated so strongly with me that I plunked down the money and bought the shirt. That was around 20 years ago. I still have (and wear!) that shirt, […]

Sunday Psalm Contest Winner

And . . . It’s a tie! (Because I obviously didn’t think through the fact that I can’t always see the “likes” on the “shares.” But they both ended up with 17 likes on my page, so all around I decided the only solution was for both to win!) Congrats to both Britney Adams and Doris […]

Portrait of a Reader: Rachel R.

Portrait of a Reader: Rachel R.

Welcome, Rachel! Please start by introducing us to yourself and your family! I am 17 and I live with my parents, my younger sister, and my younger brother. We live in Pennsylvania (close to Philadelphia) where I have lived my whole life, so far! I am a history-loving writer and reader who loves family and […]

Portrait of a Reader: Bonnie W.

Portrait of a Reader: Bonnie W.

Welcome, Bonnie! Please start by introducing us to yourself and your family! I am married, the mother of two grown children and grandmother to five of the greatest grandchildren on earth.  Approximately 30 years or so ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a young lady who would become my daughter-in-law–you.  You have brought so […]

Frustrations of a Reading Writer

Frustrations of a Reading Writer

There is a little bump in the reading road when you transition from a pure reader to a writing reader. Suddenly you see in published works all the glaring errors that have been pointed out in your own. You see all the rules the authors have broken. And you lose your joy in reading. I’m […]

Portrait of a Reader: Alicia W.

Portrait of a Reader: Alicia W.

Welcome, Alicia! Please start by introducing us to yourself and your family! Hello! My name is Alicia A. Willis. I am a home-school graduate, historian, Christian Historical Fiction author, and avid reader! I am the oldest of eight kiddos, whom I love to death. And I consider my miniature teacup schnauzer Licorice a member of […]

Portrait of a Reader: Melissa O.

Portrait of a Reader: Melissa O.

Welcome, Melissa! Please start by introducing us to yourself and your family! I am married to a wonderful man named Tony and we live in Washington, DC where he is a Christian Counselor and I work in politics. We are owned by a Miniature Dachshund named Annie Oakley who is also my seizure alert dog. […]

Portrait of a Reader: Jenny T.

Portrait of a Reader: Jenny T.

Welcome, Jenny! Please start by introducing us to yourself and your family. My husband Adam and I have been married for 16 years and we have 4 boys ages 8-15 yrs of age. We currently live in Kentucky at Blue Grass Christian Camp where my husband is the Maintenance Manager and I take care of […]

Portrait of a Reader: Could it be you?

Portrait of a Reader: Could it be you?

Would you like to be featured on my Portrait of a Reader interview series? The only qualification is that you read! That’s it! We just want to get to know your reading history and habits and count you as one of our own. If you are interested in participating in this quick, fun feature, please […]

Portrait of a Reader: Ann D.

Portrait of a Reader: Ann D.

Welcome, Ann! Please start by introducing us to yourself and your family. I am a retired English teacher and Christian school administrator.  I stay busy keeping up with my husband of 50+ years and our four children and their families. We never lack for something to do with thirteen grandchildren. Can I tell you a […]