Forever Young – Hayley Mills | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

Iconic actress Hayley Mills shares personal memories from her storied childhood, growing up in a famous acting family and becoming a Disney child star, trying to grow up in a world that wanted her to stay forever young.  In her charming and forthright memoir, she provides a unique window into when Hollywood was still 'Tinseltown'… Continue reading Forever Young – Hayley Mills | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

A Selection of Bookish Words | quotes + poetry | feat. old photos of mine | Part One

Hello agin, dear readers. I am here today to share a handful of my favorite bookish quotes/excerpts and pieces of poetry. After reading a recent post of the lovely Emily Charlotte, I realized how long overdue it was for me to actually share some words that I found memorable. As for the lovely black and… Continue reading A Selection of Bookish Words | quotes + poetry | feat. old photos of mine | Part One

Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | feat. a variety of historical fiction reads | Part One

Hello again, dear readers. I realized the other day that my collection of un-typed and un-posted mini-reviews has become rather large, so here we are, with part one of a new set of mini-reviews. I have such mixed feeling about mini-reviews: on the one hand I am grateful for a way to share a few… Continue reading Mini-Reviews | The Winter 2022 Edition | feat. a variety of historical fiction reads | Part One

Me: Stories of My Life – Katharine Hepburn | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

With characteristic gusto and candor, Katharine Hepburn reflects on the events, people, and places that have shaped her life--her childhood and family, her early days in New York, and her experiences with political activism. She talks about the ups and downs of her career, her long friendship with Spencer Tracy, and of course, her close… Continue reading Me: Stories of My Life – Katharine Hepburn | Non-Fiction Bookish Thoughts

The Me + Music Tag | The 2022 Edition | feat. my musical obsessions

Hello again, dear readers. The other day I realized that it has been weeks since I last posted something that was not a book review and...I loved this tag a couple of years ago and thought that it was past time to bring it back - in an abbreviated form. So let's jump in!! [Check… Continue reading The Me + Music Tag | The 2022 Edition | feat. my musical obsessions

When You Get The Chance – Emma Lord | A Book Review

Nothing will get in the way of Millie Price’s dream to become a Broadway star. Not her lovable but super-introverted dad, who after raising Millie alone, doesn’t want to watch her leave home to pursue her dream. Not her pesky and ongoing drama club rival, Oliver, who is the very definition of Simmering Romantic Tension.… Continue reading When You Get The Chance – Emma Lord | A Book Review

Shadows of Swanford Abbey – Julie Klassen | A (Brief) Book Review

News of her brother's worrisome behavior spurs Miss Rebecca Lane to return home to her village. Upon her arrival, he begs her to go to nearby Swanford Abbey, a medieval monastery turned grand hotel rumored to be haunted. Feeling responsible for her brother's desperate state, she reluctantly agrees to stay at the abbey until she… Continue reading Shadows of Swanford Abbey – Julie Klassen | A (Brief) Book Review

To Treasure An Heiress – Roseanna M. White | Pirate Treasure + Stunning Islands | A Book Review

Title: To Treasure an Heiress Author: Roseanna M. White Publication: Bethany House, 2022 Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction Personal Rating: ★★★★.5 Add @ Goodreads | TheStoryGraph | BookBub Order A Copy @ Amazon | Christian Books | Barnes & Noble | Roseanna’s Shop Summary Beth Tremayne has always been drawn to adventure. During her childhood, she fed that desire by exploring every inch of the Isles of Scilly. As an adolescent, she… Continue reading To Treasure An Heiress – Roseanna M. White | Pirate Treasure + Stunning Islands | A Book Review

To Write A Wrong – Jen Turano + Speak Easy, Speak Love – McKelle George | a few thoughts on two recent reads

Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she's determined to solve.… Continue reading To Write A Wrong – Jen Turano + Speak Easy, Speak Love – McKelle George | a few thoughts on two recent reads

The Making of Biblical Womanhood – Allison Beth Barr | Bookish Thoughts

Biblical womanhood--the belief that God designed women to be submissive wives, virtuous mothers, and joyful homemakers--pervades North American Christianity. From choices about careers to roles in local churches to relationship dynamics, this belief shapes the everyday lives of evangelical women. Yet biblical womanhood isn't biblical, says Baylor University historian Beth Allison Barr. It arose from… Continue reading The Making of Biblical Womanhood – Allison Beth Barr | Bookish Thoughts