Friends | Choose Joy

I may not be a great friend, but I have great friends, and that makes all the difference. Friends bring joy to life.

Healthy Habits: Food | Choose Joy

Holiday indulgence isn’t much of a surprise. Most people pack on a few pounds thanks to Santa-shaped cookies and cream-filled cakes. But how does that affect your brain?

2018 Reading Goals

Can’t wait for another year of reading. I’m going to finally put a dent in my bookshelf reading list.

Read the World & WWII Wrap-Up

I visited many countries. I lived thousands of years of history. I walked with peasants and kings, saints and tyrants.

The Noel Diary

Love’s not something that should be worked for or earned, but freely given.

Night | WWII

This isn’t Anne Frank’s belief in the goodness of people; it’s the murder of all belief in good.

The Last Battle | WWII

A World War II story where the U.S. Army and German Wehrmacht is interesting, but maybe a little over-dramatized.

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven | WWII

Many books have this thin patina of unreality. This book doesn’t have that. There’s no barrier. It’s you and them, experiencing it all together.

The Last Goodnight | WWII

This was a well-written, well-researched book that was very interesting. I would’ve loved it if I didn’t dislike the heroine so much.

A Hero of France | WWII

This book allows you to read between the lines of history, the stories that were never written down, that were carved on the heart; the only place they were safe.