April Monthly Wrap-up

This is a day late, but Sunday was my first REAL first day of my week off so I lounged around instead of doing any work. I get a week off before diving into summer term, which is an internship and a capstone project.

What else would I do during my week off but work on my blog and bother my two adorable nieces? One eight-hour drive later and I’ve arrived. Read more

Island Bookstore on Mackinac Island

Island Bookstore on Mackinac Island

Island bookstoreThis Bookstores of the World post should have come out almost two years ago. Lucky for me though, waiting to write about Island Bookstore means that this post lines up with the store’s 40th anniversary!

From the store’s website:

“The Island Bookstore began as a small antiquarian store with a small retail space above Doud’s market 40 years ago.Today we have two locations, one on Mackinac Island and the other in Mackinaw City, serving the Straits of Mackinac area.” Read more

Mini-Review: The House on Seventh Street

Mini-Review: The House on Seventh Street

This past week I started The House on Seventh Street audiobook. I don’t regularly listen to audiobooks and, in all honesty, this is only my second attempt at listening to a book. However, publishing company, BookTrope, offered me a free copy of the audiobook in honor of its recent release so I thought I’d give it a try.

I’m only part way through the book at the moment, but the story has captured my attention. Continue below for an “at-this-moment” review.

To celebrate the release, BookTrope is also having a sale on the ebook. For a limited time, you can purchased The House on Seventh Street ebook for only $0.99. Buy the book from Apple, Barnes and Noble, or AmazonRead more

Knowing Religion, Understanding Society

Ever been in an argument that seemed irreconcilable? Did this argument turn out to be an issue of miscommunication and a misunderstanding of where the other person was coming from?

An inability to communicate with someone different from us can often be the result of ignorance. Not knowing anything about your communication partner can lead to some hairy situations. Do you both speak the same language? If not, a lot can be lost in translation. Do you know the customs of their culture? If not, you could unknowingly offend them. It’s important to know something about those with whom we interact and, if we know nothing, to learn. Read more