Book Reviews · Classic Literature · Young Readers/Middle Grade Fiction

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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

Book Reviews · Children's Books · Classic Literature · Ideas for Teachers and Parents

National Winnie-the-Pooh Day, 2021

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

Book Reviews · Books vs. Movies · Classic Literature · POPSUGAR Reading Challenge · Romance

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Update: Week Fifteen

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

Book Reviews · Classic Literature · Mystery · POPSUGAR Reading Challenge · Young Adult

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge 2020 Update: Week Twelve

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

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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!