Reviews by Jennifer Bardsley
On 5/3 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Activities Carnival of Afterschooling Third Grade Reading Level on Up Afterschooling Over Spring Break A STEM Summer, Ages 2-10 03 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments American Phoneix, by Jane Hampton Cook Independent Reading American Phonenix, John Quincy and Louisa Adams, the War of 1812, and the ... Flowery, but well researched
On 4/13 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Steve Peifer and Gregg Lewis’s book A Dream So Big, Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger, is my new favorite book, and I haven’t even finished reading it yet. Have you ever read Tracy Kidder’s book Mountains Beyond Mountains about Dr. Paul Farmer’s work in Haiti? A Dream So Big ... I want everyone I know to read this book!
On 3/27 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Love No Matter What by Brenda Garrison is a Christian parenting book that goes against the genre in a radical way. Instead of promising that A + B = C, she says that sometimes parents can do everything right and that their kids might still turn out mixed up, screwed up, or worse. I think that’s ... Wake up to Reality
On 2/23 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: I received a free copy of Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa TerKeurst from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinions and review. I almost didn’t order this book because I had a lot of previously conceived notions about devotionals in general. Often times they seem to ... Not Old-Laydish
On 1/24 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: I just finished reading Stumbling on Open Ground by Ken Mansfield last night. I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze, in exchange for my honest opinions and review. I really wanted to like this book at lot. Ken Mansfield shares his Job-like story of living with not one, but two cancers. ... A Modern Day Job
On 1/11 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: My "Where to Start" page is for toddlers and preschoolers, and my "Afterschooling" page is for Kindergarten on up. My dream is to spark a national conversation about how massive parental involvement is the key to high quality education. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FEEDS:ALL POSTS 12 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments The ... Not too long
On 11/27 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Chocolate-Covered Baloney, Confessions of April Grace is a novel for middle grade audiences, that the author KD McCrite has chosen to set in the 1980s. It is one of the tamest MG books I have read in a long time. For example, April’s family receiving crank phone calls is considered a BIG DEAL. One ... A Tame Book for MG Readers
On 10/18 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: When Your Parent Becomes Your Child by Ken Abraham is a book about losing a loved one to Dementia. But it is more than that. It would not be hyperbole to say that the author Ken Abraham has written his heart in book format. His words were an honor to read. This is one of those books that you can’t ... Wow!
On 9/15 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: It is rare that any new book I read prompts me to fire up the word processor, and start making charts. But if you are familiar with “Teaching My Baby To Read” then you know that I love a good token economy system. That’s why The Money Smart Family System by Steve and Annette Economides really sparked ... Right-on Advice
On 8/21 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Get ready, because I am going to make all of my Tennessee ancestors roll in their graves. My opinions about Jackson The Iron-Willed Commander by Paul Vickery, which I received a free copy of from Booksneeze, would probably make most Tennessee folks upset. The book itself is well written and informative. ... Well written
On 6/5 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: For those of you who are new to thinking about offering your child some semblance of a Classical Education either through Homeschooling or Afterschooling please beware. In my opinion your best guidebook will be The Well Trained Mind by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer. There is also another famous (or ... Be Careful Where You Get Your Advice
On 3/31 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: This weekend I've been cooking from Jennifer Chandler's new book, Simply Grilling, which I received a complimentary copy of from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinions and review. If I could write just one word about this book it would be WOW! If you are a fan of cookbooks with pictures then ... WOW! Great for GF Eaters Too.
On 3/21 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: I really enjoyed reading Luci Swindoll’s Simple Secrets to a Happy Life. There is nothing in the book that is especially profound, but Swindoll’s writing is so positive and upbeat that I felt like I got a shot in the arm of optimism after each chapter. This is saying a lot because I finished the ... Makes you look on the bright side
On 2/9 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: If I could have a “dream book club” to discuss Larry P. Arnn’s The Founders’ Key I would invite the author himself, the late Ayn Rand (of Atlas Shrugged fame), Douglas Wilson (Classical Christian Education advocate and author of Southern Slavery, As It Was), and Sarah Palin (Tea Party darling). In ... Well Written
On 1/2 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: David Teems could write a book about dirt and I would find it fascinating. Quite frankly, he is an artist with the English word and much of prose he writes sounds like poetry. The author’s bio on the back of Tyndale, The Man who Gave God and English Voice says that David Teems is from Tennessee, ... Beautiful Writing Style
On 12/1 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Over a month ago I received The Voice New Testament free from Booksneeze, in exchange for my honest opinions and review. The subtitle for The Voice is “Step into the Story of Scripture”. That denotes the layout and organization of the book, which is somewhat like a play. Colloquial additions are ... Makes You Pay Attention
On 10/22 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: When I first started reading The book of Man, Readings on the path to Manhood by William J. Bennett I was mesmerized. It is a massive book, over 500 pages long that is chock-full of speeches, poems, narrations and letters from some of the most famous men in history; everyone from Plato to Seneca, Booker ... Wonderful Selections, Offensive Introduction
On 10/11 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: I did not expect Pershing, Commander of the Great War by John Perry to be a tear-jerker, but half way through reading it I could not stop sobbing. Without giving away any spoilers, something very tragic befell Pershing midlife, and it is the type of story that makes you want to kiss every member in ... An unexpected tear-jerker
On 10/1 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: I have to preface this review by admitting that although I am a lover of history, I would never in a million years call myself a “military history buff”. That’s why I was really shocked to discover how much I enjoyed reading Sherman the Ruthless Victor by Agostino Von Hassell and Ed Breslin. ... History Repeats Itself
On 9/21 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: I’ve just finished burning the midnight oil to finish reading Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter Leithart. It was very unexpectedly, a real page-turner! I was expecting a dry biography, and instead encountered a mixture pathos, sex, political intrigue, imprisonment, marriage, true love and faith. Leithart ... A real page turner!
On 9/14 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Este es una revista sobre el libro La oporunidad perdida, una fabula de descubrimiento personal por el autor Andy Andrews. Yo recibido este libro gratis de Booknseeze, y ahora voy a describir mi opinion del libro. La oportunidad perdida tiene muchos cuentos en uno libro. Tambien, hay un viaje por ... Muchos cuentos en un libro
On 8/31 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Wow! I really enjoyed reading Love You More, The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter by Jennifer Grant. The very witty author has a lot of shared jokes and insights to offer on general parenting in addition to telling the story of adopting her daughter from Guatemala. I especially chuckled at ... Loved it!
On 8/23 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: I just finished reading the New York Times bestseller Surviving Your Serengeti by Stefan Swanepoel. I found this book to be very thought provoking. The author writes about a couple from LA who travels on a three day safari in Africa, only to discover the survival skills they witness in the animal kingdom ... Helpful for Moms Too!
On 8/2 Jennifer Bardsley wrote: Surprised by Oxford is a memoir by Carolyn Weber of the first year she spends at Oxford University as a scholarship student working on her graduate degree in the early 1990s. It is also the story of her gradual conversion to evangelical Christianity. There are two really interesting ways to view this ... For the armchair exchange student!