5 out of 5 stars During a recent trip to the theater we saw a preview for a movie called “A Monster Calls” starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson. I had never heard of this story before that, but the preview intrigued me. A couple of weeks later I … More Book Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Every summer we do a camping with our school at Nehalem Bay State Park which is just outside of the gorgeous, tiny town of Manaznita. This year a group of us decided we wanted to add more hiking/walking to our stay and we checked out a couple of things. The first was a walk from … More Hikes for Kids: Neahkanie Mountain (Manzanita, OR)
4 of 5 Stars I am a big Flavia de Luce fan. I have read the whole series and recommended it to loads of people. I have written about it twice here too. I love Flavia and her adventures. I love how dry her personality is and how smart she is not just with chemistry, … More Book Review: Thrice the Brinded Cat hath Mew’d by Alan Bradley
The nature of my blog is changing a little bit. We spend time camping, but we also do other travel and I am having a hard time containing myself when it comes to writing about the other things we see. The Pacific-Northwest isn’t just Oregon, Washington and Northern California. It includes British Columbia as well … More Travel: The Victoria Bug Zoo (Victoria, BC)
I love movies almost as much as I love books. When I first started seeing the trailers for “Moana”, I was really excited about what Disney was doing. One reason being I love Hawaii (but then, who doesn’t?!) and I love the culture of the islands. I have several friends who call the islands home … More Disney’s “Moana”: releasing 23 November!
25 Sept – 1 Oct is Banned and Challenged Book week. This is a week celebrating the books that have been banned in one form or another or have at least been challenge and weren’t banned. I have to say, I don’t put a lot of thought into the books that have been banned or … More Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
It has been a long time since I did a game review and decided it was time! We played a lot of games this summer and this was a new one for us, although it has been available for over 10 years now! Qwirkle by MindWare is a game we picked up at our awesome little … More Game Review: Quirkle