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14 Fantasy Stories That Nourish the Soul

Good fantasy stories have always felt to me like feasts worth savoring. Those are the stories I reread every few years, the ones that make sense of our world by introducing me to worlds utterly different from ours. I was never able to pinpoint exactly why that should be, though, until I encountered this passage […]

The Best Books I Read in 2019

So. Where did I go, exactly? I wish I could give you a flashy explanation for my sudden, unexplained absence—perhaps one involving time travel? Or the rescue of small, furry animals? But the truth is simpler and somewhat less impressive. I was procrastinating on this post. I love writing these posts—looking back on the past […]

Harry Potter (Series)

I read the first five books when we were newly married. We lived in a studio apartment where the shag carpet smelt of fried hashbrowns, and our mattress doubled as both sofa and bed. While drunk college kids tossed bottles into the street outside and the glass shattered with a sound like waves on pavement, I […]

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Series)

Lydia marched downstairs, her copy of Cricket open to the page titled “Cricket Readers Recommend.” “I want to do this,” she said, holding it out for me to read. And lo! “Cricket Readers Recommend” is a page dedicated to kid-written book reviews. My daughter was telling me she wanted to write and submit a book review for […]

The Wilderking Trilogy

What fun! I had the privilege of reviewing this series for Story Warren. The review below reflects my thoughts after reading the trilogy once, but I wrote the one on Story Warren after reading the series four times through. We have now read it to all of our daughters, and we have listened to the […]