Critical Views

New Books!!

New Books!!

I have this problem. I love buying books. I love buying books almost as much as I enjoy reading them. The problem is that I never seem to catch up on my “to be read” pile. I know I’m not the only one in this boat (looks at every other book fan) The good news […]

Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

This is an update of a post from May 2016 and is the counterpoint to my blog post from last week, “Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms“. I love Carolyn Arend’s “Altar of Ego”. It’s a song whose lyrics I need to think about often. Last week’s post was about the emphasis placed […]

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

Don’t Let Your Girls Grow Up to Be Moms

  This is an updated version of a post I did for Mother’s Day 2016. And one, along with its companion that I’ll post next week, are two of my favorites. And giving myself a “day off” seems like a good way to celebrate Mother’s Day. “All I wanted to be when I was a […]

Review: Avengers Infinity War

Review: Avengers Infinity War

First things first: SPOILER ALERT!!!! My family and I had planned on watching  Avengers: Infinity War next weekend but looking at our schedules decided to watch it Sunday instead. No complaining here. I’ve been attempting to stay spoiler-free. And I did for the most part. The one spoiler was major but didn’t ruin it for […]

Wordsowers Report

This past weekend I was honored to be at the Wordsowers Christian Writer’s Conference in Omaha, Nebraska. I was unsure about attending at first, I’ve only ever been to one writer’s conference. The faculty lineup, course offerings, price point, and proximity were all driving factors for my decision to go. But the one thing that […]

Review: How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: A Humorous Romance Anthology

How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Misadventures: a Humorous Romance Anthology is a fun and quick read. Or rather a series of quick reads with a good dose of humor. The anthology is written by a great collection of authors: Janeen Ippolito, H.L. Burke, Kyle Robert Shultz, K.M. Carroll, and Laura VanArendonk Baugh. I […]

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Review of Mantle by Keven Newsome

Winter and I go way back. Keven mentioned the other day that Winter was entered in the Marcher Lord Select Premise Contest back in 2009. For those of you who weren’t around for that, this was an online contest where readers voted on which stories they wanted to see more of. When the contest got to […]