Books Are Deadly …

You've probably heard about the power of the written word, that a pen is like a sword, and that books can change lives. But,...
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Time & Magic — ‘The Witch’s Daughter’

Time and magic interplay in the life and experiences of Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith. With The Witch's Daughter, Paula Brackston offers up her first novel...

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),...

‘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...
Fog City, by Bill Abbott (Creative Commons, Flickr)

Life Lessons from ‘The City’ – @DeanKoontz #Quotes

There's a certain magic that happens when we allow the power of words to wash over us, to rock us to the core--until we...

Life Lessons from ‘The Scarlet Letter’ #Book

I've been thinking about Nathaniel Hawthorne today (and about his life lessons). It's his birthday, after all (or would have been if he was...
Worry

‘Is a Worry Worrying You?’ Review

My son selected Is a Worry Worrying You?--to read. After the many readings of this little book, it really is the perfect book for him,...
Gargoyles, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein

Yeah, I know... I've come late to the party. I didn't think I'd like I, Frankenstein, so I waited until it came out on...

Atticus Takes a Stand! Parent’s Perspective on ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ from @HarperCollins

To Kill a Mockingbird offers something for each of us, no matter what stage we are in our lives... It's a coming-of-age story, a...
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...

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