Hello there, friends! I’m Madelyn, and I’m thrilled you’re here.

I like to consider myself a collector of stories, rather than a book reviewer, or literary critic, or even avid reader. (Though story collecting entails all of those things!) This little blog is where you’ll find my favorite stories, my thoughts on those stories, my chats with the creators of those stories, and some random musings on life that stem from those stories. I read slow, and savor, so it may be a few weeks between posts. You can subscribe by email to make certain you don’t miss a thing.

I’m a born again believer in Christ Jesus, who is day by day made more aware of my great need for a Savior, and a great Savior for my need. More often than not, I’m lost in wonder at how lovely Christ is and much of my reading is bent towards theology. Doctrinally, I line up closely with the London Baptist Confession of 1689. I am a member of a small Reformed Baptist church, and thoroughly enjoy serving alongside the congregation there.

I do a bit of writing for our small town’s Historical Society where I serve as newsletter editor. Slowly but surely I am working my way to a Bachelor of Arts in History, and one day I’d love to use that to restore the excitement of studying history in young people through writing and teaching.

I like a strong cup of coffee in the mornings, and earl gray tea with a splash of milk in the evenings. Yellow tulips make me smile and the smell of old books gives me an adrenaline rush. Pastel blue is the perfect color for any need and I have yet to be convinced of anything contrary.

Summer of 2019 I hosted The Corner Shelf Summer Book Club which was loads of fun, but needs a little revising before doing it again. For all materials related to that book club click here.

Now that’s enough about me, you’re here for the stories. I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for here, and if not below are several blogs I follow for you to check out.

Below are several blogs I follow. 


From books to music to solid Scriptural encouragement, Glenna has you covered. Her album Hold Me Fast is one of my favorites. You can find a link to purchase it on her blog.


Tim Challies is a Canadian author, speaker, and blogger. When you follow his blog, you’ll get his daily A la Carte in your inbox. It is a wonderful assortment of daily articles from the web on current events, theological studies, and general news from a Christian worldview.


Lindsey does thorough reviews on books for girls. If you are wanting to find clean, fun reads for girls between 11 and 19, her blog is the place to go! She is the sweetest! Her YouTube channel is loads of fun too. Lots of book talk, fangirling, and joy!

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