Middle Grade Dog Books

We are following a rabbit trail right now that includes so many dogs being heroic. It turns out there is no shortage of canine literature.  Why are we reading historical dog fiction? My 11 yo is a little bit dog obsessed right now, so why not mix a high-interest activity with some of the topics…

Minecraft: The Island

I loved this first person written story of survival in the Minecraft universe.It was everything I felt the first time I played Minecraft outside creative mode. We were early adopters of Minecraft and played the beta version in the long ago times when there were no guide books or internet cheats to tell you what…

One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

I jumped this ahead in my queue after reading the first four pages. Spooky time infused with history as this is set during the influenza epidemic of 1918. I haven’t read a genuinely scary book for awhile. It’s going to be hard to review this without giving away spoilers. I’ll set the stage, and you…

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey

I’m missing chatting about our school stuff, so I thought I’d write up some deep thoughts for all of us to ruminate on. If you don’t understand the blog post title please watch all of the 1990’s SNL and then come back to hear my wise musings.   Years ago, we had a school year…