The Same Scene All Over the World

“When my son was four … he was in the Nativity play…. the three boys came in – four-year-olds with tea towels on their heads — and they put these boxes down, and the first boy said, “I bring you gold.” And the second boy said, “I bring you myrhh.” And the third boy said, ‘Frank sent this.’ ” – … Continue reading

Book Review – Mindless Eating

Mindless Eating; Why We Eat More Than We Think By  Brian Wansink, Ph.D. Reviewed by Monica Walmsley Mindless Eating is about lifestyle; it’s not a temporary, quick-fix diet book, it’s not about how to lose ten pounds in ten days, it’s not about losing weight for a special event only to pile it on again afterwards. It’s about changing your … Continue reading

Book Review – Shakespeare by Bill Bryson

Reviewed by Monica Walmsley Shakespeare; The World as a Stage In his book Shakespeare Bill Bryson goes on an in-depth exploration into the life, times and background of William Shakespeare. He talks about topics ranging from Shakespeare’s name and signature to the different monarchs he worked under. He gives little-known information not only about the man himself and his plays … Continue reading

Book Review – Pilgrim’s Progress

Retold by Gary D. Schmidt Reviewed by Monica Walmsley Pilgrim’s Progress In this retelling of the classic masterpiece by John Bunyan, Gary D. Schmidt does an excellent job of engaging the reader. There is an innocence about the characters and the way the story is told that is very satisfying. It is pleasant to read and easy to follow, the … Continue reading

Book Review Theodore Boone

Here’s a fabulous little book to pop into your teen’s Christmas stocking.  It would suit reluctant readers simply because it’s such a readable book, and it will appeal to boys, too.  Read Monica’s review… Theodore Boone By John Grisham Suitable for readers age 13 + John Grisham usually writes lawyers stories for adults, but he has also started a new series for … Continue reading