This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is actually something I’ve thought a lot about: books I wish I’d read as a child. There’s something so completely different about reading a book as a child — really falling into the story and characters and making… Continue Reading “Top ten books I wish I’d read as a child”
You might not expect Heidi to be one of my childhood favorites, but it is. I tended to love books that were grittier and darker. I preferred flawed or “prickly” characters (think Mary Poppins, Ramona, and Harriet the Spy) and I loved stories that… Continue Reading “Re-Reading Childhood Favorites: Heidi by Johanna Spyri”
Dr. Seuss has always been a hero of mine. I’ve been a huge Seuss fan since the day I could read, and probably earlier. I have a portrait of the man, several biographies, and a lithograph of the Lorax graces my walls. When I… Continue Reading “Are the books of Dr. Seuss racist?”
I received a copy of Riven from author Belinda Crawford. Last year I reviewed Hero, the first in the series, and loved it. I didn’t enjoy Riven quite as much, but I still want to see where the series goes. The Hero Rebellion is… Continue Reading “Riven by Belinda Crawford”
For the Women’s Classics challenge, I’m exploring classic children’s books written by women. In September I read two books, Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, and Anne of Avonlea. I had read the first books in the series, but these two were… Continue Reading “Exploring Classic Children’s Series: Betsy-Tacy and Anne of Green Gables”
I haven’t done anything this year for the Women’s Classic Literature Event, which is hosted by the Classics Club, but since it’s September and it’s Back to School time, I was thinking about re-reading favorite classics by women authors. I’m looking specifically at books… Continue Reading “Reading Children’s Classics by Women Authors”
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