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...

What Does Dr. Seuss Say? 9 Fabulous Musing On Theodor Seuss Geisel

I love Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)--I'm guessing that nearly everyone who knows me has figured out that very basic fact. After all, Dr....
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...
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...

Agatha Christie Mania – 10 Reasons She’s Famous

Agatha Christie is one of the most popular, bestselling novelists of all time--with some 4 billion copies sold. Famous for her plays, stories and...

3 Life Lessons… A Life Well-Lived

We all have lines and works of literature that have touched us (and stayed with us for years, if not for the rest of...

What have writers said–in protest of war? Anti-War Quotes

You’ve heard of the warmongering words from all those proponents of a “good fight”–war, battles, and all that conflict involves. But, if writers have...
Night

Elie Wiesel’s ‘Night’ – Lines of Remembrance

Elie Wiesel is one of the most famous survivors of the Holocaust genocide during the World War II. He drew from his personal experiences...

Another Look: ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’

A book list of favorite books that I remember from my childhood would not be complete without A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith....

Storm Swirling

"The Storm," by Kate Chopin, revolves around an illicit rendezvous between two former lovers: Calixta and Alcee. It was unplanned, unexpected, and (purely?) accidental...

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