What Makes a “Good Read?”

Lauren Compton Encouragement 10 Comments

There are lots of books to read. Lots of intriguing sounding plots and captivating covers. But what exactly equates to a “good read” to me? That’s certainly quite the question! 😉 So I guess I’ll start by listing some things I appreciate when I’m reading! Skilful writing (certainly a big plus!) Adventure (yep, love a good dose of that to …

Five Fall Favourites Day 5: Childhood Favourites!

Lauren Compton Five Fall Favourites, Review 18 Comments

Only one more day of Five Fall Favourites to go! Today we’re looking at “Childhood Favourites.” 😀 The books I’ve listed aren’t exactly my childhood favourites, because we didn’t own any of them when I was little! 😛 But they’re books that I would be keen to have on the shelf for any future children, nephews, nieces etc. 😀 And …

Promoting Family in Our Writing and Reading

Lauren Compton Encouragement, Quotes, Review 4 Comments

My mum has always told me that my siblings should be my best friends. That’s the type of family I grew up in. A family that works together, laughs together, and spends heaps of time together. 🙂 This type of environment is normal for me (what a blessing! 😀 ). But every so often I’m thrown a “reality” check. The …