Good morning, everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful week so far, and that you are continuing to stay healthy. For this week's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge update, I decided to read North and South, by Elizabeth Gaskell. This was one of the books that I was most excited to read during this year's… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021 Update: Week Thirty-Five
Good morning, everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far, and that you are continuing to stay healthy! Unsurprisingly, it's been yet another week of ridiculously hot temperatures and rainy days. I can't complain about the weather too much though, because it's been a great reason to stay indoors and read. I… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021 Update: Week Twenty-Eight
Good morning, everyone! I hope that you are having a lovely week so far, and that you are continuing to stay healthy. We have officially reached the halfway point of this year's POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, and I'm feeling really good about my progress. So far I have managed to stick to my plan of completing… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2021 Update: Week Twenty-Six
Over the past couple of months, I've really been making an effort to spend more time reading the books that I've owned for years, but have never read. Between my physical shelves and my digital ones, I've had quite a few titles to choose from. One of the books that I decided to read toward… Continue reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Good morning, everyone! Today is the birthday of author Alan Alexander (A. A.) Milne, the creator of one of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh. I decided to begin my celebration of National Winnie-the-Pooh Day a bit early this year, starting over the weekend with a re-read of A. A. Milne's The World… Continue reading National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, 2021
Whether you are a fan of "The Bard" or not, I think we can all agree that William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known authors who ever lived. Everyone I know has read at least one of his plays as a student (usually in a high school or college English class). Personally, I studied… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Shakespeare!
Hello, everyone! I hope that you've had a great week, and that you are continuing to stay healthy. I am continuing to remain at home with my best buddy, Darcy, who turned six yesterday. Darcy had a very quiet birthday, most of which was spent watching (and chattering at) the birds in the backyard. He… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Update: Week Fifteen
How's everyone doing this week? This Covid-19 pandemic is scary, isn't it? I hope that you are all managing to stay healthy. Like so many of you, I've been vigilant about practicing social distancing and have stuck close to home this week. I would feign surprise at how easy it's been, but in all honesty,… Continue reading POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twelve
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!