Telling the Tale – Storytelling for Survival

Reading Native American literature requires a comprehension of the culture from which the literature emerges. Drawing from the reservoir of myth and tradition, Native...

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What Does Atticus Say? – 7 ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Quotes

Atticus Finch is one of our favorite characters in literary fiction. He offers that stern, yet-caring, fatherly presence in Harper Lee's To Kill a...

Quotes

As Night Gathers

I love night! There's something about the play of light and shadows--the sometimes almost-perfect silence... until the crickets start their song. I love the spots...

Gilded-Age Mystery and ‘The English Wife’

The English Wife, by Lauren Willig, brings the "Gilded Age" to life once again. We're tossed into the era of Edith Wharton, with her...
Catcher in the Rye

Why Is ‘The Catcher In The Rye’ Important? 7 Ways

To some readers--both past and present--The Catcher in the Rye is a mish-mash of unacceptable and irrelevant moments from a young kid who doesn't...
Umbrellas - Mary Poppins

Who’s Ready for the Return of Mary Poppins?

Think The Devil Wears Prada and Into the Woods, but with the fancy and whimsy of Mary Poppins. And, for that matter, go back...
Holding hope - experience

The Grand Experiment: A Remembered Experience

Do you ever find yourself looking through past posts? I was looking back through what I'd written, from several years ago. And, the experience...

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Words

What First Words Are These? First Lines In Favorite Books!

You probably already know many of these lines (and words) by heart! They are the first moments of the grandest experiences in our lives....
No Trump

Naomi Klein’s Anti-Trump Manifesto – ‘No Is Not Enough’

You had to know this was coming: No Is Not Enough. And, of course, this latest book by Naomi Klein is sure to be...
Dumbledore

What does Dumbledore say?

Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” –The Sorcerer’s Stone “Fear of a name increases...

Banned Books

The Invention of Wings

Don't we all want to test our wings and fly? Like Icarus--with his grand, waxen wings--we all have fledgling wings, aching to burst free...