The Westing Game

In the last two years the teens in my local book club have improved their recommendations for me. As we have gotten to know each other better, they have been able to make more interesting and appropriate requests for future book clubs. Over the last few months, at every meeting, someone renews the call for…

In The Realm of Mist and Mercy

One of my favorite couples in the world had a baby last week. Holding their sweet newly-minted little princesses in my arms I was struck, again, by how sacred the task of parenting is. At the birth of a child, a tender immortal soul is entrusted into our love and care so that we may…

Mysterious Benedict Society Series

In 2016, I reviewed the first Mysterious Benedict Society book by Trenton Lee Stewart. In 2021, DisneyPlus released the “Mysterious Benedict” t.v. series, which led to a renewal of interest in the entire Mysterious Benedict Society series. As I have now read all of the series and am working my way through the prequel and…