What we've been reading after our first in-person visit to the public library since 2020.
*Post contains affiliate links. During this last week of Advent, The Book Joy Family has Christmas and predicted snow to look forward to and, of course, a stack of books to read to pass the time away. Here is a look at what we have reserved from our local library for the start of winter … Continue reading Books Make the Perfect Gifts
"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." – Mason Cooley In times of great distress, I return to reading books of comfort and peace, great story-telling with an apparent gentleness, seeking out words that foster encouragement and joy, and stories of triumph over incredible odds. When life … Continue reading Searching for Words of Comfort and Peace During the Coronavirus Pandemic
“One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”—Jeannette Walls One of the most beautiful occurrences that develop when spring turns to summer and school days end and unstructured ones begin, is the sudden emergence of free time for which to partake in pleasurable pursuits of our own choosing. … Continue reading Summer Reads of 2019
Reviewed by: Bookworm Boy Title: Deep Zone Author: Tim Green Genre: Fiction Number of Chapters: 68 Number of Pages: 265 Where did you find this book? I found this novel in the Teen Section of the local library. I had been waiting to read it, and I was happy to find it there during my … Continue reading Book Review: Deep Zone (Football Genius #5)
Reviewed by: Bookworm Girl Title: Spirit Week Showdown (Peachy and Keen) Author: Jason Tharp Genre: Fiction, humor Number of Chapters: 9 Number of Pages: 96 Where did you find this book? My mom saw it on a featured book shelf at the library and asked if I’d like to read it (because I love unicorns!) … Continue reading Book Review: Spirit Week Showdown (Peachy and Keen)
Reviewed by: Bookworm Babe Title: Nothing Ever Happens on My Block Author: Ellen Raskin Genre: Children’s Literature Age range: 2-4 Number of Pages: 32 Where did you find this book? We were visiting my papa last month and he told us there was a trunk full of books in the upstairs bedroom. My dad opened … Continue reading Book Review: Nothing Ever Happens on My Block
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book. ― Marcel Proust, Days of Reading Welcome to Book Joy, my family’s blog dedicated to our shared love of reading books. We're so glad you are here with … Continue reading Meet the Joyful Reader Family