Author Archives: karenspath

About karenspath

I love to read books and blog about whatever strikes my fancy. I get plenty of blogging inspiration from my family and life itself. Check it out my different blogs!

Ivanhoe: Better Than I Remembered

It has been twenty years since I read Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott for the first time.  Twenty years?  Ack, that means I graduated from high school twenty years ago and college fifteen years ago.   Has it really been … Continue reading

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The Art of Tyranny in Animal Farm

Reading Animal Farm by George Orwell has been an intellectual treat, if not exactly the soothing balm to my soul kind of treat that I usually enjoy in my spare reading moments.  I have heard about this book since my … Continue reading

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Classics Challenge for 2016

My sister and fellow blogger of My Soul Doth Delight has invited our family to join in the 2016 Back to the Classics Challenge posted on Books and Chocolate.  We changed it a little for our family, but it is still an … Continue reading

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When A Son Loves His Father

I wasn’t very old when George H.W. Bush was elected President of the United States.  I was only in sixth grade.  I don’t remember much about his presidency beyond Operation Just Cause in December of 1989 when the United States … Continue reading

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It’s True: Everybody’s Got Something

I read this book at a perfect time in my life.  Robin Robert’s memoir Everybody’s Got Something really struck a chord in me.  Because I have been dealing with some health issues for the last six or seven months that … Continue reading

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Unsinkable A Memoir

The very first time I watched Debbie Reynolds in The Unsinkable Molly Brown I fell in love with her work as an actress in musical movies.  I’ve watched a lot of her movies made in the fifties and sixties, thanks … Continue reading

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No, No, No: The Miniaturist

Ugh!  I hate it when I start a book that seems like it is going to be very interesting only to discover that it is full of yucky stuff.  From terribly foul language to explicit scenes, The Miniaturist has it … Continue reading

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