50+ Nonfiction Books for 50 States

Posted by Sherry on 7/25/2014 in Booklists, General, History, Nonfiction, Projects |

I’m going to move this post to the top of the page for a while, until I get at least a suggestion for each state. I found this list of 51 adult nonfiction selections, one for each state in the union and D.C.,, interesting but rather slanted toward the liberal (Obama’s book for Hawaii and […]


Hideout by Gordon Korman

Posted by Sherry on 5/10/2014 in 2013, Children's Fiction, Projects, Summer reading |

“Adults have never stopped us before . . . All they are is bigger than us. That doesn’t mean much when you’ve got the right plan.” Hideout is the fifth book in Gordon Korman’s “Man with the Plan” series about Griffin Bing and his five friends who solve mysteries, foil crooks, and have adventures while […]

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House-Dreams by Hugh Howard

Posted by Sherry on 1/15/2014 in Family, General, Nonfiction, Projects |

House-Dreams: The story of an amateur builder and two novice apprentices and how they turned an overgrown blackberry patch, ten truckloads of lumber, a keg of cut nails, and an antique staircase into a real home by Hugh Howard. I’m not a home builder or a designer, so I’ll admit I skimmed through a lot […]

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Cybils Challenge

Posted by Sherry on 1/7/2014 in Booklists, Cybil Awards, General, Projects |

I’ve decided I’m going to at least TRY to read all of the Cybils nominees, although there are a few (mostly YA) that I’m fairly sure I won’t like well enough to finish. Also, I don’t do graphic novels or book apps. Prerogative of age. (I sound old and grouchy. But I’m not. I’m actually […]

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The Best Advice I Ever . . . 55 Words of Wisdom

Posted by Sherry on 7/14/2012 in Children's Fiction, General, Projects |

So, in honor of Wisdom and Wit and 55, here is collection of 55 “words of wisdom” gathered mainly from children’s literature, picture books and the like. Follow these bits of sage advice, and you’ll likely stay well. 1. Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming. … ~Dory, Finding Nemo. 2. “Do the little things.” ~St. David. […]


My Psalm Project

Posted by Sherry on 4/22/2012 in General, Music and Hymns, Poets and poetry, Projects |

I’m in the process of making a collection of songs based on the psalms as a playlist on my iTunes. Here’s what I have so far: Psalm 5 Chuck Girard, Voice of the Wind A Mighty Fortress (Psalm 46) Covenant Life Church The Law of the Lord Is Perfect Ed Gungor, Shouts of Joy Praise […]


Twelve Projects for 2012

Posted by Sherry on 2/1/2012 in General, Projects |

For several years now, I’ve been starting off the year with projects instead of resolutions. I don’t alway complete my projects, but I enjoy starting them and working toward a goal. And I don’t feel guilty if I don’t finish. If I do finish, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Win-win. So, here are my […]


54 Wonderful Projects

Posted by Sherry on 7/18/2011 in General, Nonfiction, Projects |

I love projects: reading projects, relationship projects, educational projects, travel projects, daily projects, weekly projects, goofy projects, serious projects, all kinds of projects. There’s something about the discipline and the long term commitment to a project that intrigues me, even though I’m much better myself at beginning projects and reading about them than I am […]


Armchair BEA: Fifty Favorites

Posted by Sherry on 5/23/2011 in Booklists, General, Projects |

A lot of book bloggers and other bookish people are going to spend the greater part of this week in New York City at BookExpo America. However, many of us live too far away and can’t afford to go to BEA, so we’re celebrating books and blogging where we are. The assignment for today is […]


Summer Reading: 52 Picks for the Hols

Posted by Sherry on 5/24/2010 in Booklists, General, Projects |

I used to love to read the British slang in books by C.S. Lewis, E. Nesbit, P.G. Wodehouse, and others. It took me a long time to figure out that those kids weren’t carrying actual torches in their pockets (how?), but rather normal old flashlights. And “hols” were holidays, any break from school. Some of […]

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