Masthead header
Nate & Luisa bio picture
  • WE ARE…

    ... THE PERKES. We still consider ourselves newlyweds [we've been married for almost 5 years]. Our firstborn, Jace, is now 2 years old, and became a big brother when Sofia Rain joined our family in November 2012. We are from the East Coast [Luisa is from MA and Nate is from NH]. We are Bronco's Fans [We've lived in the Boise area for almost 5 years]. We are travelers. We are athletes and we are dancers. We are enthusiastic about food. We are spontaneous. We are addicted to the sun. We are in love.

    Most importantly... we are HAPPY. We are the Perkes.

Category Archives: Reading

Something I Believe In…

While running in the early morning, I’ve been listening to some talks on tape and it has been such an uplifting experience. In particular, this one talk had a deep impact on me. The speaker was stressing the importance of filling our days with things that we truly believe in. “Truly believe in…” This phrase…

View full post »

Heidi - Luisa! I sometimes stalk you on your blog cause I love it! I wanted to tell you – check out local library and ask if they have NoveList. It’s a Reader’s Advisory database that my company sells. Shameless plug, mayhaps, but it’s a great tool for finding your next read or author read-alikes.

Kathryn - Oh sorry. lol it did work the first time

Kathryn - I don’t think my comment worked! I love good clean reads. My blog is, and I also use to check ratings
Thanks for the Rated reads tip!

Kathryn - Oh, I’m definitely passionate about reading good clean books. I have a whole blog about it! =) I don’t read the bad books though; I only post the clean ones. But I am thankful for those who do read the bad books and post the content rating. Thanks for the tip on Rated Reads. I’ll definitely use that one.
I also use Reading Teen Parental Reviews
My blog is Clean Teen Fiction

Random Bits of Summer Fun…

Summer Reading [I LOVE reading and I came across some great books this summer. Click on 'Luisa's Bookshelf' on the sidebar to see my ratings and reviews]. Summer Releases [Nate and I LOVED this movie. It might not have been perfect, but it left us thinking, wondering, discussing and wanting to see it again. For…

View full post »

Ken and Jen Perkes - I have this theory that Nate's Power Balance Bands are causing grey hair! Ha! I also believe we can walk through walls . . . but that's another story. But seriously, Luisa, you are one of my favorite blog writers. Can't wait for your debut today on Perkes Photography!



Books I’ve Read…

Reading Right Now: It’s Not About the Bike- Lance Armstrong & Man’s Search for Meaning- Viktor Frankl See my GoodReads link on the sidebar to see my ratings and reviews!! *Signifies That It Belongs To a Series 2011 – Goal = 100 Books The Goose Girl- Shannon Hale Mutant Message Down Under- Marlo Morgan Anna…

View full post »

K. Elizabeth - I saw that you read the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. These are my favorite books ever!! When I finished the 3rd there was no fourth and I was seriously devastated. I just love them! So glad you are enjoying your books. Reading is one of my all time favorites. Try "The Pact" by Jodi Picoult and "The Glass Castle" by um….. Jeannette Wells. 2 of my favs.

Bree - HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Luisa, that list is AAA-mazing!! You are so awesome! I think I'll consult you'll list next time I'm feeling like a good read…too bad that feeling doesn't come more often! haha! Maybe I'll catch the bug again! ;) Thanks for sharing!

Shannon - And I'm proud of the amount of Shakespeare you have read. Never knew you liked him that much.

Shannon - Love Wuthering Heights, add Anna Karenina, Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are ok. If you read those you have to read Becky right after. It's not by Twain but it's really good. Shannon Hale is awesome. She wrote Austenland. That was a fun read. Good luck with all of these. You have quite the daunting task.