Seraphina – Dare to Dream

This book is a must-read for kids and adults. Our children (my children) want to do it all, and I want to let them...

What About ‘The Lorax’? – Controversial Banned Book

Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) first published The Lorax in 1971. And, it was destined to join the ranks of his most popular (and...

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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Within and Without – ‘The Great Gatsby’

With The Great Gatsby and other works, F. Scott Fitzgerald chronicled the Jazz Age of the 1920's. But, he also lived the life. He...
Michael Crichton - Dinosaurs

Michael Crichton Posthumous Novel – ‘Dragon Bones’

Michael Crichton is famous for his bestselling novels about Jurassic Park, as well as Congo and Timeline. His novels are not only popular for...
Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – It’s a Party (and Play)

It's not a novel, but Harry Potter fans aren't particularly picky at this point. We just want to tap in on the mania once...
Kinsella - Field of Dreams

The Passing of ‘The Field of Dreams’ Author WP Kinsella

Although he wrote more than 30 books (fiction, nonfiction and poetry), we probably remember WP Kinsella best for Shoeless Joe, the book that inspired...
Charlotte Bront : Jane Eyre. Timbre Angleterre.

Why Jane Eyre?

I like to look at the titles of books -- to muse about why the title was chosen, and what it might mean in...
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...
African American woman

Oprah Book Club: The Underground Railroad

Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad was already well on its way to classic (even super-stardom, bestseller) status -- even before Oprah announced her latest...

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