Episode 106: What's On My Nightstand
Updated: Mar 29, 2022
Everyone always asks me what I am reading. What is on your nightstand?!
Well, in this episode, I'm sharing a stack of books I've been perusing and reading lately.
It includes children's books, a historical fiction series, a biography of one of my heroes, and a few more.
Far Out the Long Canal by Meindert DeJong
Meindert DeJong was born in Holland, but his family immigrated from Holland. He was raised in Dutch Michigan, but many of his books are set in Holland itself. And I am so glad they are!
Far Out the Long Canal is a rite of passage book. It tells the story of Moonta who doesn't yet know how to ice skate, and he is nine years old!
DeJong tells the story of how Moonta overcomes every obstacle.
It is not a barn-burner. You have to tell your children, "Just trust me - you're gonna love this. It's not always going to be things blowing up on the first page." These beautiful, sweet family stories teach your children without you having to say a word.
The St. Simons Trilogy by Eugenia Price
I first read this series when I was a fairly new Christian, new to this type of historical fiction.
Eugenia Price was a bestselling Christian author in that day, and she wrote this well-researched trilogy about the people who settled St. Simons Island.
She wrote the books in reverse order, but they tell the story of the family of James Gould. The trilogy includes Lighthouse, New Moon Rising, The Beloved Invader. These books are respectful in their writing, clean, and based in history.
I love to read the history of a place, and these books are fascinating!