Authors · Book Reviews · Classic Literature

Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

I fell in love with Jane Austen's writing when I was in middle school. A close family friend loaned my family her VHS copy of A&E's Pride and Prejudice mini-series. You know the one I'm talking about...the one where Colin Firth plays Mr. Darcy. After watching this adaptation of the story, I immediately set out… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Authors · Horror · Personal

Fall Colors, and Hockey, and Horror…Oh My!

October is one of my favorite months of the year. It's a time when the temperature finally begins to drop, hockey season officially starts, and the leaves turn beautiful colors...at least in theory. (Today's forecast was decidedly more consistent with summer than fall.) And of course, there's also pumpkin-flavored/scented stuff everywhere... I don't know if… Continue reading Fall Colors, and Hockey, and Horror…Oh My!

Authors · Book Reviews · Children's Books

Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Like so many of my peers, I was introduced to the writing of children's author Roald Dahl when I entered elementary school. He was a popular author for teachers during read-alouds, mostly because the characters and worlds he created were so appealing to us as kids. I can remember classmates begging our teachers for "just… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!