52 Reads | Matched by Ally Condie

Book Review for Matched by Ally Condie

Matched by Ally Condie After all of the heavy reading over the past few weeks, I picked up some more YA dystopian fiction. You're welcome. This one has the typical love triangle angst but the situational elements to it make it interesting rather than annoying. Here is an excerpt from the book description For Cassia, nothing is left to chance--not what she will eat, the job she will have, or the man she will marry. In Matched, the Society Officials have determined optimal outcomes for all aspects of daily life, thereby removing the "burden" of choice. When Cassia's best friend is identified as her ideal marriage Match it confirms her belief … [Read more...]

52 Reads | Kisses From Katie

kisses from katie book review

Kisses From Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption - by Katie J. Davis. Here's a warning: this book will mess you up. Seriously. I mean, I've been reading Katie's blog for years so I went into the book thinking I knew what to expect. I was familiar with her ministry, her writing style, her ability to make me see beyond myself. I truly only bought the book because purchasing it was another way to support her ministry. I thought it would just be an extension of what I've read on her blog. But it was so much more. I think of all the people who I admire that I've never met, Katie tops the list. A homecoming queen from an affluent town … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Money Saving Mom's Budget

the money saving mom's budget

I know that I've talked frequently here about my love of moneysavingmom.com. Transitioning to staying at home with Scarlette to care for her medical needs meant we were going to be pretty tight. When I first found Crystal's website, I sat for hours reading up on all her budgeting advice. Her story is incredibly inspirational and she has so many fantastic tips and tricks for stretching a dollar. Hers is one of the first sites I check every day and the knowledge I've taken from it has been invaluable for me. So when I found out she was releasing a book, I put it on my list for 52 Reads. And then when was asked if I wanted to preview her new … [Read more...]

52 Reads | The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games review

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I was hesitant about this one because it didn't really fit into the genre of books I typically read for pleasure. You know, like Amish literature.  I tend to stay away from anything remotely science fiction. I've read exactly one Harry Potter book. Don't hate me.  But so many of you recommended The Hunger Games to me that I thought it had to be decent. So I downloaded it on my kindle. And then? I read the entire trilogy in less than twenty four hours.. It is that good. Also, I am a speed reader but that is neither here nor there. What matters is, oh my gosh this is a good book. This book is the best in … [Read more...]