Mrs. Dalloway – Dangerous to Live

Virginia Woolf focused on the life of an "ordinary" woman, when she wrote Mrs. Dalloway. Like James Joyce's Ulysses (published just a few years earlier, in 1922),...

‘Runaway Bunny’ Escape Into Books

The Runaway Bunny, by Margaret Wise Brown, was published long before I was born (1942), but it's one of the classics that I will...
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‘A Tree Grows’ – Reading for Survival

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, fell into my hands at a time when I needed it most (though I sometimes wish...
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‘The Secret Garden’ of Writing

As I think (and write) about my favorite books, my memories of reading, and how all of that has affected me and my writing--I...
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‘Last Unicorn’ – Writing Perspective

I grew up on stories and legends. I remember the well-worn book of fairy tales that I kept under my pillow, and I loved...
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‘Little House’ – Writing the Story of Our Lives

The Little House series, from Laura Ingalls Wilder, is one of the most memorable bookish experiences in my life. My dad read us the...

‘Don’t Feed the WorryBug’ @WorryWooMonster

It's Day 2 of the 31 Days Writing Challenge... Here's one book that has quickly become an absolute favorite in our house: Don't Feed the WorryBug!  My 3-year-old...

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