Saturday, February 20, 2016

Caleb's Cabinet

One of Melinda's great ideas was to debut Caleb's Cabinet.  She cleaned out one cabinet in their family room, and every morning something different is in the cabinet.  One time it was a whisk; once it was a penguin given to Caleb by Diana.  It isn't a present, but it is something new for him to explore.  He has the idea now, and every morning, once he gets downstairs, he can't wait to see what awaits him.

Don had a fun idea last week, and this morning, this is what Caleb found in Caleb's Cabinet!

Fun for all!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Nightingale

I had heard about The Nightingale from several friends, and it definitely did not disappoint.  I decided to pick it up after the Christmas holidays, as I actually had some time to read.  

Two French sisters, diametrically opposed in attitude and demeanor, are caught up in World War II after France is occupied by the Nazis.  How they each deal with the occupation and its trials, the risks each one takes, and their effect on the war makes for a very interesting and compelling story.  It doesn't take long to immerse oneself into the story, and I have to admit I didn't want to put it down once I started it.

This book would be a good book club book, as it can take many avenues for discussion.  As not to risk giving away the plot, I am not going to tell more, except . . . read it.  You will not regret it!