I don't normally post twice in a week, but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy International Book Day. Keep reading, keep writing, and keep learning! Today's a good reminder for those of us who are working our way through a reading challenge or are writing and trying to publish a book. Share your … Continue reading Happy World Book Day!
My family and I are renting a house right now from some friends who speak mainly Portuguese and German. But we both speak Spanish, so that's how we communicate. Upstairs, they have a library stocked with a fair amount of books they left behind. It's really fascinating to look at all the titles and see … Continue reading A Medieval Lesson for the Modern Reader
Years ago I found this photo of a boy sitting amongst piles of books and rubbage, the aftermath of a 1940 bombing. In his hands he holds one of those books. In the midst of destruction and horror, he finds a little shelter, a home built of words. I stumbled upon this photo again and … Continue reading 16 Photos that Scream the “POWER OF READING”
Searching through someone's bookshelf is like peeking into their mind, taking a glimpse into their heart, understanding their whole being a little bit more. I love skimming my finger along the spines, each new title intriguing me all the more than the last. I can't share with you everyone's bookshelves that I've ever looked through. … Continue reading My “Bookshelf”
My all time favorite novel is When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead. Sure, it was written for kids, but sometimes those are the very best kind of books. As this is my eighth time reading it, (I know, I hear you saying, "Still reading that same book?") I figured I'd do something a little … Continue reading Top Ten Quotes: When You Reach Me
Audiobooks have been a staple for my family ever since I was little. Whenever a road trip was on the agenda, we would head over to the local library and run over to the audiobooks section. We’d all hunt through the discs, looking for something to catch our interest. Usually we’d hit the road with … Continue reading Audiobooks: Where to find them and what to do while listening
Agatha Christie is arguably one of the best authors of all time. But the question many ask is, why? What sets her works apart from any other zealous writer? When I read Murder on the Orient Express, I was intrigued for most of the book, but it was my first Christie read. While making my … Continue reading The Genius of Agatha Christie