The Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Yes, I’m obsessed with Laura Ingalls Wilder. It began when I was a young girl staying up late to read her books. It has grown since I’ve read those Little House books to my daughter. And now that I’ve visited her home at Rocky Ridge Farm in Mansfield, Missouri, I can’t stop reading about her…. Continue Reading →

Sampling Rose Wilder Lane

Weeks ago, I wrote about my experience in visiting famed author of the Little House books Laura Ingalls Wilder’s house in Mansfield, Missouri. I had read her newly released autobiography before taking this trip, and all of this information made me want to read her daughter’s writing. Rose Wilder Lane was an established and successful… Continue Reading →

What I Read in June & July 2018

I’ve been calling these my five-word reviews, but sometimes they are descriptive rather than evaluative. In fact, that is what happens most of the time; I guess these are really summaries. Anyway, here’s what I read in June and July!   June Idaho by Emily Ruskovich: murder and family don’t mix Stay with Me by… Continue Reading →

Free Books

A few weeks ago, I walked into the copy/mail room of the English department at my university and saw a box full of books advertised as “free.”  Of course, I couldn’t resist pawing through them, and even though my backpack was plenty full of textbooks, I ended up hauling seven of them home.  Here they… Continue Reading →

The Day After: My Haul in Books

Because I’m a book lover, I generally get many books for Christmas.  If not many, then at least a few.  This year, here’s what I ended up with.  It’s quite a diverse pile. This is my favorite gift this year.  I squealed and hugged it when I opened it.  I also realize the advantages of… Continue Reading →

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