The Essential Book of Useless Information

The Essential Book of Useless Information: The Most Unimportant Things You’ll Never Need to Know by Don Voorhees Stars: **** Penguin Group (2009) Humor/Popular Reference 272 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: The useless information never ends in the newest, most crucially meaningless entry in the Useless Information series. This latest cornucopia of amazingly… Read More »

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A.J. Jacobs Stars: **** Simon & Schuster (2007) Religious Memoir 400 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Raised in a secular family but increasingly interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs… Read More »

I Can’t Believe You Just Said That!

I Can’t Believe You Just Said That: Biblical Wisdom for Taming Your Child’s Tongue by Ginger Hubbard Stars: **** Thomas Nelson (2018) Christian Life/Family 224 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Are you ever embarrassed or shocked by what comes out… Read More »

Tired of Arguing With Your Kids?

Tired of Arguing With Your Kids? Wisdom From Parents Who Have Been There by Dolores Curran Stars: **** Sorin Books (1999) Parenting/Family Life 125 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links Summary: A familiar yet frustrating scene: Children arguing with their parents. It does not have to be a rite of passage for parents to endure,… Read More »

Designed by God

Designed by God: Honest Talk about Beauty, Modesty, and Self-Image by Regina Franklin Stars: **** Discovery House Publishers (2006) Christian Living/Women/Youth Interests 123 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Whether she’s online chatting with friends, reading a magazine, or watching her favorite television show, today’s young woman faces a constant barrage of guarantees that… Read More »

Eat up! Infographic Exploration of Food

Eat Up! An Infographic Exploration of Food by Antonia Banyard & Paula Ayer Stars: **** Annick Press (2017) Children’s Nonfiction/Food 72 pages Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Written for middle-grade readers, Eat Up! is a colorful infographic look at the many… Read More »

Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family, and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes by Emily Urquhart Stars: **** Harper Perennial (2015) Memoir 288 pages Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Summary: Like any new mother, Emily is thrilled when her first child, a daughter, is born. The baby, Sadie, is healthy and stunningly beautiful, with snow white… Read More »