Purple House Press Sale

Here is a cheat sheet for the books we have reviewed that are in the Purple House Press Spring 2022 Sale – May 6-9, 2022. From their Facebook Sale Post: We had our 22nd birthday a few days ago, so naturally we’re having a 22% off sale….wait no, we can do better…let’s have our biggest…

Hobbit Club Recipes & Links

These links and resources are a support to our “Building A Hobbit Club” series. July & August: The Hobbit Lake Town Cram: check out this interesting discussion Beorn’s Honey Cakes Bilbo’s Tea Cake September – Bilbo’s Journey by Joseph Pearce I have a review of Bilbo’s Journey – coming soon October – The Fellowship of the Ring,…

Homemade Yogurt

I’m sure I can’t expect everyone to be as excited about this recipe as I am. Many of you probably already do this with a yogurt maker, or some other method, and know more about the process than I. But I want to share because I’m thrilled to find this so simple. I have been…

Purple House Press Picture Books

One of the things that I most looked forward to about becoming a mom was having a good excuse to read picture books again. There is something special about being able to escape everyday life and get lost between the pages of a magical imaginative, world that has been beautifully illustrated. When my oldest was…

Little Britches in Hardbound

In our online Facebook group, Potato Peel Pie Book Community, we often bemoan the loss of good and great books which fall out of publication and quietly disappear while people forget about them. In fact, many of us have become vintage book hunters who are trying to build up our personal libraries with these kinds…

The Monks of New Skete

“…the best image to capture what a monk is can be found in the words of the Russian author Dostoevsky, who remarks in The Brothers Karamazov that a true monk is nothing more than what everyone ought to be… he was pointing to an attitude of heart that he believed was characteristic of monks. The…

Magic in Fairyland

“Material facts are good enough for him. Until it comes to religion. And then, suddenly, the child who has been forbidden to believe in Jack the Giant Killer must believe in Goliath and David. There are no fairies, but you must believe that there are angels. The magic sword and the magic buckler are nonsense,…

Landmark Books on Audio

Like many living books homeschoolers, I am falling in love with Landmark books. Some Landmark books are available via Audible! If you are not an Audible member and have been curious about the costs and tricks of having a membership, check out our article here. Alexander the Great by John Gunter The Barbary Pirates by…

Childcraft: Time To Read

We are working on a project related to the Childcraft books which will take many months to complete. As we are working on that project, we do not have time to wrap our heads around every volume as quickly as we would like. We don’t want families to have to wait to see inside any…

Childcraft: Make and Do

We are working on a project related to the Childcraft books which will take many months to complete. As we are working on that project, we do not have time to wrap our heads around every volume as quickly as we would like. We don’t want families to have to wait to see inside any…

Childcraft: Look Again

We are working on a project related to the Childcraft books which will take many months to complete. As we are working on that project, we do not have time to wrap our heads around every volume as quickly as we would like. We don’t want families to have to wait to see inside any…

Childcraft: Dinosaurs

We are working on a project related to the Childcraft books which will take many months to complete. As we are working on that project, we do not have time to wrap our heads around every volume as quickly as we would like. We don’t want families to have to wait to see inside any…

Childcraft: Dictionary

We are working on a project related to the Childcraft books which will take many months to complete. As we are working on that project, we do not have time to wrap our heads around every volume as quickly as we would like. We don’t want families to have to wait to see inside any…