Atticus and Tom Robinson in court

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...
Happy Birthday Dr Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss – 7 Reasons We Celebrate This Great American Master

Like me, you can probably point to early memories of reading and/or hearing the voices of a parent reading to you. For me, the...

Tilting At Windmills? What Does It Mean?

You've heard the phrase "tilting at windmills" and you probably wonder what it means, or where such a phrase even originated? After all, you...
The Secret Garden of Writing

‘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...
Little House - Laura Ingalls Wilder

‘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...
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...
Gatsby

Jazz-Age Gatsby – 7 Reasons We Love Him!

Even if you detest The Great Gatsby, it's probably fair to say that many of us were at least a little intrigued by the...
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...
Inventions of Wings

Must Reads If You Like ‘The Invention of Wings’ – Sue Monk Kidd

The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd was first published by Penguin Viking in January 2014. It was immediately included as a featured selection...

Scrooge Quotes – ‘A Christmas Carol’ Memories

When you read, re-read, or think about A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, the ending always comes to mind (how could it not), but there's...

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