Monday, December 21, 2015

Educents Holiday Gift Guide 2015

The 2015
The Educents team is excited to share some of their favorite deals and products of 2015 with you this holiday season. Each staff member chose their favorite deal for the holidays and included it in this handy guide. As always, you'll find the best products and prices when you shop at Educents. You're also helping small businesses grow into something spectacular. Check out the deals by clicking the image, or clicking below. Educents has something for everyone on your list!

Check out the 2015 guide here!


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Favorite Poem of the Weekend - The King's Breakfast by A.A. Milne

I have been reading poems to Captain every night. It's easier than a complete book, but still gives a great connection time. We are reading Now We Are Six by A.A. Milne.

We have really loved this book but by far our favorite is :-

The King's Breakfast
by A. A. Milne

 The King asked
     The Queen, and
     The Queen asked
     The Dairymaid:
     “Could we have some butter for
     The Royal slice of bread?”
     The Queen asked
     The Dairymaid,
     The Dairymaid
     Said, “Certainly,
     I’ll go and tell
     The cow
     Now
     Before she goes to bed.”
 
     The Dairymaid
     She curtsied,
     And went and told
     The Alderney:
     “Don’t forget the butter for
     The Royal slice of bread.”
 
     The Alderney
     Said sleepily:
     “You’d better tell
     His Majesty
     That many people nowadays
     Like marmalade
     Instead.”
 
     The Dairymaid
     Said, “Fancy!”
     And went to
     Her Majesty.
     She curtsied to the Queen, and
     She turned a little red:
     “Excuse me,
     Your Majesty,
     For taking of
     The liberty,
     But marmalade is tasty, if
     It’s very
     Thickly
     Spread.”
 
     The Queen said
     “Oh!”
     And went to
     His Majesty:
     “Talking of the butter for
     The Royal slice of bread,
     Many people
     Think that
     Marmalade
     Is nicer.
     Would you like to try a little
     Marmalade
     Instead?”

     The King said,
     “Bother!”
     And then he said,
     “Oh, dear me!”
     The King sobbed, “Oh, deary me!”
     And went back to bed.
     “Nobody,”
     He whimpered,
     “Could call me
     A fussy man;
     I only want
     A little bit
     Of butter for
     My bread!”

     The Queen said,
     “There, there!”
     And went to
     The Dairymaid.
     The Dairymaid
     Said, “There, there!”
     And went to the shed.
     The cow said,
     “There, there!
     I didn’t really
     Mean it;
     Here’s milk for his porringer
     And butter for his bread.”
 
     The Queen took
     The butter
     And brought it to
     His Majesty;
     The King said,
     “Butter, eh?”
     And bounced out of bed.
     “Nobody,” he said,
     As he kissed her
     Tenderly,
     “Nobody,” he said,
     As he slid down
     The banisters,
     “Nobody,
     My darling,
     Could call me
     A fussy man—
     BUT
I do like a little bit of butter to my bread!



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Monday, December 14, 2015

Odyssey Adventure Club - Free Gift For You!

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Tired of the Christmas shopping, the baking and sugar overload, the Christmas festivities that keep you away from your family during the season? Take time special time to spend with your loved ones and invest in your community—with Focus on the Family's help!

You can download a fun gift to give to your friends, family, and community! Each Christmas stocking stuffer card directs you to a special place to hear an Adventures in Odyssey Christmas episode. Plus, you’ll be able to read a special excerpt from Imagination Station #12, “Danger on a Silent Night.” Sign up here to download the free cards.

Plus stop by this page for a slew of crafts, recipes, and stories to share with your family during this special time of year!

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If you're still looking for one last gift to give your kids this year, give the gift of the Odyssey Adventure Club (OAC). It offers safe and free content for everyone in your family, including an Advent calendar, a broadcast download with tips to create a memorable Christmas, AIO cutouts, and Christmas stocking stuffer cards. Membership to the OAC costs just $9.99 a month — or even less if parents make a six-month or one-year commitment. Enrollment provides more than enough content to keep kids engaged throughout the year:
  • Access to exclusive content and first looks at books and select Radio Theatre dramas.
  • On-the-go access to the OAC app for both iOS and Android users.
  • 24/7 streaming access to nearly 800 AIO episodes.
  • A new, members-only AIO episode every month.
  • A subscription to Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse Magazine, and more.
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Ozobot Party Thanks to Tryazon

Friday was a huge success! We had our Ozobot party thanks to Ozobot and Tryazon. I invited a lot of people, some didn't make it but we still had a great time.



Tryazon sent us some Ozobots to share with friends and to learn how to use them. It was a blast, all of the kids loved using them. I asked my kids to play with them before the party and Captain loved it. He sat for an hour drawing routes and maps for the Ozobot. They charge quickly (it's a good job).

Everyone who came to the party had a great time. I also had a friend Skype in because she was sick. Her kids really liked it, and I think they may be getting on for Christmas.

So not only did my guests get to play with an Ozobot but I also gave one as a prize for a lucky winner. If you have checked out my social media lately you can see the winner's happy smiling face!

We really loved these little robots. I will try and do a video soon to post on my YouTube Channel. You can pick these up from Toys R US and Barnes and Noble.






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Thursday, December 10, 2015

14 Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I love Christmas, and have great memories of Santa. Stockings were always one of my favorite parts of Christmas. One year I remember being very determined to stay up until Santa (well I actually called him Father Christmas being from England) arrived. I remember that I had a little hoop on my Christmas stocking that year and I wrapped it tightly around my finger so I knew that Father Christmas would have to wake me to fill it. What I actually woke to is the loop cut off my stocking...

Christmas stockings can bring so much excitement, I remember the year we all used big white wool socks so many fun times. I love that they can be filled sometimes with everyday items, but when stuffed in a sock they become 'magical'.

Here's some fun but educational ideas for your Christmas stockings this year;

 educational stocking stuffer ideas  

Personalized Letter from Santa

Gone are the days of trying to write in “Santa’s handwriting.” Educents has made it so easy to make your child feel special and loved by Santa! The personalized letter comes straight to your front door from the North Pole in a beautiful red envelope, and highlights your child’s exciting accomplishments this year. The letter also includes some fun Santa-approved activities for you and your kiddo to spend some sweet holiday time together, like a recipe for Mrs. Claus’ Famous Cookies, two snowflake craft templates, a packet of reindeer food (glitter!) and a sheet of festive stickers. This special letter will make for an imaginative and exciting addition to the very top of our Christmas stockings this year!

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This letter will make for an imaginative start to any Christmas morning, but there’s more pressure now to keep the fun going! Here are some other easy stocking stuffers to keep the magic going for your kiddos this year!

Educational Stocking Stuffer Ideas

1. FREE DIY Crystal Christmas Tree Experiment - An opportunity to spend more time together as a family is one of the best gifts you can give! These directions for a DIY salt-crystal Christmas tree can get the whole family involved and teach everyone something new! 2. DIY Push Light Planets - Create these amazing lights for your kiddo's bedroom. Each light is decorated to represent one of the planets. To encourage planet recognition, even paint the names of the planets onto each pushable light!

  Push Light Planets

  3. Show Me the Kwan - Looking for a great, fun game for the whole family to play after all the presents have been opened? This clever and upbeat word game gets kids excited about vocabulary, word construction and more and is the perfect size for a stocking! 4. Matching Games for Little Learners - These handmade wooden matching games from Mama May I are a very sweet stocking stuffer for little learners. Choose from Zoo, Trucks, Vegetables, Space and more!

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  5. The Familia Craft Kit - This craft kit has all the tools for your kiddos to decoupage little wooden peg dolls to create their own story or to include in a new adventure! They come in a slim tube that’s easy to fit in a stocking! 6. DIY Domino Set - This homemade domino set is one you and your family can play for years to come. To make this set special for the holidays, use green and red puff paint

DIY Domino Set

  7. DIY Pop-Up Alphabet Sponges - This simple gift is a low-cost way to make baby's bath time fun and educational! Cut sponges into the shapes of alphabet letters and numbers.

8. DigiPuppets - This adorable animal finger puppet acts as a touchscreen-sensitive stylus for phones and tablets. Use them on their own to keep kids engaged with digital learning tools, or head to the app store to download DigiPuppet’s educational games. digipuppets_zipusageforzulily2_5db6

  9. Just Add Milk Science & Art Kit - This kit is filled with fun science and art projects you can do along with some at home ingredients, and it’s just the size of a milk carton! If your child is lactose-intolerant, don’t worry, the experiments work with non-dairy milk as well!

10. DIY Telling Time Clock Pillow - Crafty family members can take a few hours to create this comfortable accessory for kiddos learning to tell time!

DIY Telling Time Clock pillow

  11. Life of Fred Dolls - Is your child a fan of the 5-year old math prodigy, Fred? Just imagine Fred’s pointy nose peeking out of a Christmas stocking on Christmas Day. As soon as your child pulls him out, Fred will be ready to act out all his silly math lessons. Math on Christmas?? YES!!!

12. DIY Hopscotch Mat - Here's a fun game you can make yourself, roll up into a Christmas stocking, and then play on Christmas Day and many, MANY days after that!

13. DIY Bongo Rice Shakers - Use some household materials to make shakable, musical instruments for little ones to use while Christmas caroling on Christmas Day!
  DIY Stocking Stuffer Instrument 

Looking for more ways to make your Christmas stockings and holiday gifts extra special this year?

Head to Educents' Give the Gift of Education page for more ideas, tips, steals and deals!

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ponderizing Verses of the Week...

Well Jam has been on top form and has managed to pass off a a couple of scriptures since my last post.

They were quite short ones but very meaningful so I still want to share them.

The first one is Psalm 119:105


The second one is Psalm 127:3


And the one he is working on now is Proverbs 3:5-6. This is my favorite scripture ever! It's meaning has changed for me since I first memorized it at 15 but I still love it!



Counting Pinecones


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The Complete Life of Fred Buying Guide - Educents

We have been using Life of Fred for the last 4 years. Jam started with the Introductions to Alegbra books and Boo started at the beginning with Apples. Captain is working through the elementary books now too. I have recently purchased Life of Fred Chemistry and I have the first three Life of Fred Language Arts Books so I feel really confident sharing this complete Life of Fred Buyer's guide with you! If you have any questions feel free to ask!

"Life of Fred" is quickly becoming a buzzword in the homeschooling world. If any child has ever struggled with understanding math concepts, Fred is ready to jump in and help your child remember those tricky math concepts!
Complete Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - by Educents.com

So, why are the Life of Fred books gaining popularity? The books follow Fred Gauss, a child prodigy math genius, during his exciting adventures which encounter every day math situations. Children actually want to read these books.
Your child can start using these books when it's time to learn how to read, and your child can continue learning with Fred all the way to college! For a complete overview of the entire collection, check out each series of books below.

Click a title to learn more about each series in the Life of Fred collection:

Reading: Beginning Readers - Language Arts

Math: Elementary - Intermediate - Intro to Algebra - Pre-Algebra - High School - College - Finances & Entrepreneurship

Science: Biology - Physics - Chemistry


Life of Fred Beginning Readers Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide
If your kiddo is just starting to learn to read, add these Life of Fred readers to your at-home library. They are fun to read over and over together. Incorporate Fred in your early reading lessons! The complete set consists of 18 books. Each book contains 32 pages.
Who is it for? Beginning readers (ages 4 and up)
Concepts covered: counting, using a compass, patience, days of the week, colors, shapes, how to make mashed potatoes, how to build a house, and more.
Titles included in the set: Blue, Bus, Lake, Potato Dreams, Ducks, Rain, Mud, Night, Dawn, House, Windows, Kitchen, Electricity, Dinner, Evening, Garden, Peach, and Going Home
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More resources: Fred Beginning Reader Tips Fred Beginning Reader Tips

Life of Fred Elementary Math Series

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Life Of Fred is like no other math program out there. It's a story that begins with book one, and continues all the way through high school. It includes every other subject, such as science, history, geography, and more. Each book contains short, 4 to 6-page chapters, and usually is less than 20 chapters per book. This makes it possible for each child to go at a pace comfortable for them.
Who is it for? Kindergarten to 4th grade
Concepts covered: time, types of numbers, geometry, measurement, facts about stars, morse code, geography, adjectives & verbs, patterns, functions, sheet music, seven wonders of the world, math poems, percents, numbers vs. numerals, division, slope of a line, graphing, notation, the improper use of seat belts, how to prove you are not a duck, reducing fractions, and so much more.
Titles in this series: Apples, Butterflies, Cats, Dogs, Edgewood, Farming, Goldfish, Honey, Ice Cream, Jelly Beans
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More about the Elementary Math Books:
  • Life of Fred Elementary Math books are discounted on Educents.com
  • "This is my first year home schooling and I wish I had found Fred earlier. My son loves to read, so Life of Fred makes math a cinch to teach now." -Shanna, homeschooler
  • "I see a light shining bright from within my son that was almost extinguished completely. As he watched me place the order for the complete elementary set of Life Of Fred, I said 'I can't wait to see how Fred starts, and I want to see how it ends too, so be ready to order more!' I smiled and assured him that not only would Fred be part of his learning as long as he desired, but that Fred would be gift wrapped for Christmas presents this year for his niece and nephew, my 2 grandchildren. No more costly potholes for this family!!" -Janet, homeschooler
  • "My granddaughter, who truly dislikes math, always wants to start the day with Fred. I have to stop her after four chapters. She would do the entire book in a day if allowed. I never thought I could use math class as a reward! And she is learning besides." -Bette, homeschooler
  • Life of Fred Math Books in Carisa’s Homeschool
  • The Complete Guide to Using Life of Fred Homeschool Math
  • Featured on Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks
  • Samples: Apples, Butterflies, Cats

Life of Fred Intermediate Math Series

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Designed for students under age 10, but already finished the Life of Fred elementary book series. Best for students who can add, subtract, and who understand multiplication and division.
Who is it for? 3rd to 7th grade
Concepts covered: Milliliters, writing numerals in checks ($4000 and not $40.00), idioms, 1/4 + 1/4 +1/4 = 3/4, elapsed time, metaphors, milligrams and pounds, rounding numbers, three-eights of 19,416, and more!
Titles in this series: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft
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More about the Intermediate Math Books:
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  • Life of Fred Intermediate Math books are discounted on Educents.com
  • “I was not so sure on these books. I heard a lot of good reviews but after we got them, just skimming through I wasn't sure my 9 year old daughter would like them. I was WRONG! she really likes them! They move at a pace she likes and being one continuous story about Fred's life keeps her interested and entertained. We will be back for more soon. She just finished Kidneys and is now on liver.” -Melisa W., Homeschooler
  • Samples: Kidneys, Liver, Mineshaft

Life of Fred Intro to Algebra Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
If your student can solve these equations: 5 + 8, 8 – 5, 7 times 8, 6231 divided by 93, then he or she is ready for the Fractions title. It also might be time for you to begin using a very basic calculator to complete these lessons.
Who is it for? 6th to 12th grade
Concepts covered: less than, cardinal and ordinal numbers, adding and subtraction fractions, lines of symmetry, geometric figures, circumference, reducing fractions, sets and subsets, probability, consecutive numbers, repeating decimals, area of a triangle, square roots, ordered pairs, and more!
Titles in this series: Fractions, Decimals and Percents
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More about the Intro to Algebra Books:

Life of Fred Pre-Algebra Series

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Fred does physics before algebra. What’s the difference between math and physics? In this series, students use math and science to solve quirky, real world scenarios - all while having fun with Fred of course!
Who is it for? 3rd to 7th graders
Concepts covered: numerals, area of a rectangle, the speed of light, nine forms of energy, Hooke’s law, static versus kinetic friction, photosynthesis, metric system, Gregorian calendar, conversion factors, unit analysis, freedom versus liberty, steps in solving word problems, venn diagrams, germination of seeds, digestion, negative numbers, whole numbers, chromosomes, DNA, circumference of a circle, and more!
Titles in this series: Pre-Algebra 0 with Physics, Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology, and Pre-Algebra 2 with Economics
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More about the Pre-Algebra books:

Life of Fred High School Math Series

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Life of Fred is preparing for college! In this series, students learn algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and a few other lessons from Fred. The Zillions of Practice books are keyed directly to the chapters and topics in the associated book. Each problem is worked out in complete detail to offer additional help for a student who may have gotten stuck along Fred’s mathematical journey.
Who is it for? 8th to 12th grade
Concepts covered: infinite numbers, ratios, graphs, plotting points, averages, multiplying polynomials, solving fractional equations, Pythagorean theorem, milkshake marketing, absolute value, surface area of a cone, imaginary numbers, slopes of perpendicular lines, complex fractions, linear equations, Cramer’s rule, ellipses, graphing in three dimensions, geometric sequences, Pascal’s Triangle, right triangles, quadrilaterals, entrepreneurship, geography of Kansas, piano music, sines, cosines, functions of two angles, a preview of calculus, and more!!
Titles included in the series: Beginning Algebra, Zillions of Practice Problems for Beginning Algebra, Advanced Algebra, Zillions of Practice Problems for Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
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More about the High School Math books:

Life of Fred High School Language Arts Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
Each book contains 19 cohesive lessons on grammar, language, writing, common mistakes, and basically the entire English language. The creator suggests doing these four books once every year during your students’ high school years.
Who is it for? 5th to 12th graders
Concepts covered: the seven parts of speech, punctuation, spelling, similes, silent letters, rules for making outlines, the difference between a metaphor and metonymy, and so much more.
Titles included in the series: Australia, Begin Teaching, Classes, Dreams
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More about the Language Arts books:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdH_IRHUAFk

Life of Fred Chemistry

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
In a single lecture hour, Fred completes a whole year of high school chemistry.
Who is it for? 8th grade to college
Concepts covered: exponents, atoms, conversion factors, mass vs. weight, Avogadro's number, Kelvin scale, atomic number, isotopes, compounds, noble gasses, finding the atomic mass, early chemistry, oxidation numbers, balancing equation, and more!
Buy Now
More about the Chemistry book:
  • Life of Fred Chemistry book is discounted on Educents.com
  • "It’s solid science presented in a way that’s understandable, not intimidating, and fun. You learn math, you learn history and you learn science, all through the Life of Fred – through his experiences and teachings." -Lisa, Homeschooler
  • "It reads like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but the chemistry is solid." -Lisa's husband, PhD in Analytical Chemistry
  • Sample of the Chemistry Book

Life of Fred College Math Series

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
This series is geared toward advanced high school math students, students preparing for college, or any adult who wants to brush up on their math skills while reading fun stories. Students will learn calculus, statistics, linear algebra, and advanced math puzzles (equations, not word problems).
Who is it for? 9th grade to adults
Concepts covered: functions, speed, slope, curvature, polar coordinates, Bayes’ Theorem, probability, descriptive statistics, field guides, solving systems of equations, vector spaces, linear functionals, math theory, abstract arithmetic, and more!
Titles included in the series: Calculus, Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Five Days of Upper Division Math
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More about the College Math books:

Life of Fred Financial Choices

Life of Fred Buyer's Guide - Educents
Let Fred help you teach your children about financial management, decisions, and choices. It's very likely that you, the adult, will pick up a tip or two while teaching.
Who is it for? Useful for middle school kids all the way to adults
Concepts covered: entrepreneurship, spending, investing, retirement, debt, calculating interest, how to start a business, insurance, taxes, real estate, successful spending habits, stocks, mortgages, REITS, mutual funds, and more!
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More about the Financial Choices book:
As you can see there is a huge variety of books available! I know we will be adding to our library very soon!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Grown-Up Coloring Book Heroines of the Old Testament Coloring Book Review

For the last couple of weeks I have been 'coloring'. There is a huge trend at the moment with coloring books for Adults. I must admit I have been enjoying this over the last few weeks.

I was offered a copy of Heroines of the Old Testament to review and believe me I have had a blast.

The coloring book features 10 women from the Old Testament. The first woman featured is of course Eve, Queen Esther, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth, and Hannah

The designs are amazing, full of Geometric Patterns, Portraits, Animals, Plants.

I even lost this book for a few days, I couldn't understand where it went as I always keep it with my other books and office supplies. Eventually I asked my kids if the knew where Mom's coloring book was...I know that sounds funny doesn't it. Well, I noticed Boo went a little quiet and the came to me with the book. She has 'borrowed' it and been coloring in it. She reminded me that I had said she could but I had completely forgotten - she hadn't though.

I started coloring using my colored pencils. It was great I needed to step it up a little and got hold of some gel pens. The designs popped and I loved it!

Seriously once you get a look at the pictures you will be able to see why.


I don't have a lot of time to color but I must admit I really think that what people are saying is true...coloring is very relaxing.






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Life of Fred and Kingie Doll - Educents

All three of my kids use Life of Fred books! I was so excited to share these dolls with you! I know my kids would love them. We have been using Life of Fred for quite a few years. Jam and Boo are working on the higher level books and Captain is working through the elementary series.

How much fun would it be to have these guys sat with them while they do their math.

Fred is eight inches tall and ready to tackle math concepts big and small! But wait... that's not all of the exciting news! Life of Fred Doll - Educents Buy Now

 Kingie is ready for an adventure too!!
  Life of Fred Kingie DollBuy Now

Kingie loves to keep his best friend, Fred, company on all those silly math adventures! Your learners will love to have Fred and Kingie live and in person as they learn with Life of Fred! You can find both Fred & Kingie on Educents for $13.99 (retail price is $15). For limited time, Educents is offering 10% off and free shipping on your entire order. That means you can get any Fred books at an extra discount right now too. Have a very Merry Life of Fred Christmas!! Use discount code GIVETHANKS at checkout. Want to learn more about Life of Fred? Check out The Ultimate Guide to the Life of Fred Books.


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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Whispers in the Reading Room {Litfuse Book Review}



I loved this book. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I read it in less than 24 hours. Now in my defense there was a swim meet involved and so I had very little to do for a whole afternoon.

This story is set just after the World Fair in Chicago. Chicago itself has a notorious reputation and this story doesn't disappoint. It's not graphic or nasty just shows a glimpse into the rough and tumble of the underground illegal scene that was rampant during that time.

Lydia works in the 'Reading Room' (the library). She becomes interested with a mysterious gentleman 'Sebastian'. He doesn't give his name, nor does he borrow books, just comes in and sits quietly and reads.

They both love books and seem to have a lot in common, although they actually come from completely different worlds. A chance meeting starts a chain of events that changes their lives forever.

Can Lydia trust Sebastian, who seems to control the city - Is it power or fear or a combination of both. Lydia is living the illusion that she has money while trying desperately to secure a husband. Money is running short and there isn't much left to sell to try and make ends meet. Her father left Lydia and her Mother in a very poor financial situation.

Sebastian has managed to crawl out of the gutter - almost literally. He craves 'respectability' and has created the illusion of being respectable, as long as his two worlds don't collide. Until they do...

I love how well this book shows the plight of people that lived in this time period. It was so easy to drop into a desperate situation where someone would do almost anything to stay alive. There is a fine line between respectability and desperation, in this time it was money.



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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ponderize Scripture of the Week 12/2/2015

Jam passed his scripture off on Monday with his Seminary Teacher. So it's time for another one. Since I jumped out of order last week as I picked up the wrong card. We are back in Psalms. This is one of my favorites.



Counting Pinecones

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Gathering Threads - Litfuse Book Review

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