“The most famousest of hobbits. And that’s saying a lot.”

Our eldest and I finished The Two Towers on the evening of June 6th of this year.

Two Towers Book Cover

Part two of three

Several moments during the read will stay with me for a long time, including the reveal of Gandalf the White and the aftermath of the events in Cirith Ungol.

Both were huge moments as we read and I’m so thankful we were able to share those together.



Rise and Fall – Spirit Animals Assemble!

spirit animals rise and fall

February 13, 2018 – our oldest finished the latest in the “Spirit Animals” series, Rise and Fall by Eliot Schrefer.

This is course makes me think about what my spirit animal would be … who knows?

A Piece of the World

She also finished A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline recently.

Andrew Wyeth Christina's World

Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

Fun fact: the painting above by Andrew Wyeth was part of the inspiration for the novel, and Andrew’s father – N. C. Wyeth – is a man who’s illustrations have graced some of the books of my youth.

I love when things connect like that.

As of this posting Christina’s World is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.