Review of “The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock”

“The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock” was an interesting read to say the least. Despite one scene which was very uncomfortable, this book was really enjoyable. I would recommend it to mature readers only. The beginning of the book is slow, in my opinion. Readers start with a man awaiting news of his ship and what…

I Washi Taped My Bible and Here’s How I Feel Now

I recently mentioned my desire to make things beautiful. And my mild addiction to washi tape. So, I decided to try something I saw on Pinterest. I washi taped my Bible. And I love it. So, a little backstory on me. I am not the kind of person who likes to write in books. Maybe…

Review of “That’s What She Said”

I saw this book on GoodReads and was immediately interested. In my current search for beauty, I was curious what the art would look like and what quotes would be chosen for this book. While I went to be inspired, I felt let down. Kimothy Joy has tremendous ability, but it seems our worlds do…

Review of “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

Gail Honeyman provides an interesting voice in the character of Eleanor Oliphant. Eleanor is a girl who experienced extreme trauma in her early childhood and has been coping with it exceedingly well. According to herself. And from an outside perspective, this may be true, but as we delve deeper into Eleanor’s psyche, we see that…

Bring Back Creativity

How many of us feel bogged down by our lives? We go to work, we come home, we cook, we clean, we throw a load in the laundry, we squeeze in a workout, then we crash into bed knowing we need to do it all again the next day. The routine can be dull. Yet,…

Review of “Made Like Martha”

Katie M. Reid brings an interesting point of view to the oh so familiar story of Jesus scolding Martha for working too hard. That is the story, right? Reid would argue not quite. Often in our everyday lives, we catch ourselves being like Martha: a woman who is dedicated to her work and likes to…

Review of “A Simple Favor”

I picked up “A Simple Favor” by Darcey Bell after seeing the film starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. While the book differed from the film, I thoroughly enjoyed both works for various reasons. This book is mildly dark, yet I wished it was longer. The amount of time this book is given is not…

Review of “Prayer”

Timothy Keller brings some thought-provoking ideas about prayer to light in this heavy book. While I don’t know that I agree with everything, this book provided me with many new things to think about on a topic I don’t regularly contemplate. One of the most interesting things about Keller’s work is the vast backgrounds he…

Review of “The Nest”

“The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney has been on my read list. Many people enjoyed this book, so I was interested in giving it a go myself. Ultimately this book was okay. Not great, but not awful. The main problem I had with this book was that there didn’t seem to be much movement. Primarily…

Review of “Whiskey in a Teacup”

I love Reese Witherspoon. I just love her. She’s funny and classy and genuine. From what I can tell she would be the perfect friend to pour a glass of sweet tea and sip away while discussing great books with. She always has manners and a smile. Honestly, even most of the movies she stars…