January Reads

January 2016

It was a great start to the reading year for me. Every book I picked up was enjoyable in its own way. I predict that at least two of this month’s books will make my end-of-the-year list of favorites.  Continue reading “January Reads”


Meet Hecate

purple bearRick Riordan has changed things around here.

The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series transformed Son into an eight-year-old boy who would rather read than have screen time. The Heroes of Olympus series transformed him into someone who made sure to have his allowance in his pocket if we were passing within the vicinity of Secret Garden Books.

And, the changes go beyond reading enthusiasm. Before Percy Jackson, the stuffed animals in our house had names like Big Dog, Little Cow and Purple Bear. Now, a large number of formerly plain-named creatures have been christened with names like Poseidon, Hecate, Zeus and Hephaestus. Continue reading “Meet Hecate”