Crazy Things in the Heavens and a Restaurant at the End of the Universe

"Dad keeps saying that it looks like we're just a bunch of people waiting for the world to end." What happened at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe? And what were the "crazy things in the heavens"?

Top Ten Quotes: The Phantom Tollbooth

“There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself, not just sometimes, but always.” This very feeling of boredom and not knowing what to do with myself happens to me every once in a while. Especially lately for some reason, I’ve felt like I wander around most of the … Continue reading Top Ten Quotes: The Phantom Tollbooth

Pride and Prejudice: Personality types

I love Jane Austen, her writing is timeless. Her tales from two centuries ago still resonate with readers today. Austen’s characters are what really propel me to keep reading her work. She peels masks off of them to reveal the truth of personalities. Austen knew how to make a character feel real. Strengths and weaknesses. … Continue reading Pride and Prejudice: Personality types

A Medieval Lesson for the Modern Reader

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

16 Photos that Scream the “POWER OF READING”

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”