The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Children's books are awesome. Some of my favorite stories are ones I read when I was young. This book by John Bellairs, the first in a series, is adventurous and mysterious. Lewis Barnavelt is recently orphaned. He's sent to live with his Uncle Johnathan. They've never met before, although Lewis has heard some unsavory things … Continue reading The House With a Clock in Its Walls


Britt-Marie Was Here

Loki got to go to the dunes for Memorial Day weekend! What a perfect backdrop for a book picture. Fredrik Backman writes some amazing, relatable, and moving stories. I need all of his books. Britt-Marie is looking for a job. She's leaving her old life behind and setting out on her own. Her husband, Kent, … Continue reading Britt-Marie Was Here

The Road

I've been working through my book bucket list pretty steadily. This Cormac McCarthy novel was on it. It's the ultimate story of love and survival. The man and his son are traveling, heading for the coast. They're in a post-apocalyptic world, doing what they can to survive. There's not much left of the world. Trees … Continue reading The Road

Blue Bucket

Last summer, I went to the Pacific Northwest Book Festival. I met some authors, and got some great books. I got all three of Suzanne Grant's books, although this is the first one I read. It's a pretty solid mystery novel. Kit O'Maley is living a quiet, relatively average life. She's an elementary school teacher, … Continue reading Blue Bucket