What I am reading…

I read A Little Princess when I was a little girl, but all I remember about the story is from watching the 1986 mini-series (which, by the way, is practically word for word from the book). I’m about 75% done and, to be honest, I want to make it last a little longer! Next up is The…

Read Alouds

When I was young, I would read to my little brother. When I was a para-educator and tutor, I would read to my students. Now, as a Special Ed teacher, I still do a lot of reading out loud. And not just to students with special needs. The average reading level at our school is 4th-6th…

An Open Letter to End a Relationship

My Dear Charlotte Brontë, I must sever our relationship. There’s no use beating around the bush. I have realized after decades of blindness and a year of soul searching that you are the reason my love life is in shambles. I suppose one could argue that this would be better addressed to him — and…

In the spirit of Thanksgiving…

I cannot think of one book that I am most thankful for. I’ve been sitting here for a half hour trying to arrow it down to one title, and I can’t. But there is one thing I am most thankful for, and that is the ability to and the passion for reading. Without my life…

Today’s Find: A Plethora of C.S. Lewis

This is not so much a “find of today” as a “these were given to me in July but I’m just now going through them and looking at them.” I’m very excited about this as it will now be easier to fulfill my goal of reading everything C.S. Lewis. I thoroughly enjoyed what I read…

Katy Comes Next 

While visiting my sister, I stayed in my niece’s room. Since she is eight and my mom saves all of our childhood books, I have access to a plethora of my old favorites. Katy Comes Next is no exception. I remember loving this book; my sister remembers loving it, too. When I told my niece I…

Sarah, Plain and Tall

I take complete ownership of two pop culture items that connect to me. “Brown Eyed Girl” is clearly my song (no one else has brown eyes) and Sarah, Plain and Tall is clearly my book (there are no other tall, plain girls with that name). As a tall, gangly preteen when I first discovered this little book,…

Katy Comes Next

This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I remember wishing my parents had all the tools and accoutrements to create such a wonderfully beautiful playmate as Katy. This book belongs to my niece now and I just found it on her shelf. M’thinks this will make great Sunday morning reading!

The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit has always been a favorite of mine. I decided to re-read it tonight and was not at all disappointed! Let me tell you one thing, “Toy Story” ain’t got NUTHIN’ on this classic tale! When I was little, my parents gave me a stuffed dog that I think used to belong to my…

My favorite Agatha Christie

I found this quote on social media the other day. It’s the absolute truth as far as I am concerned. It’s wonderful to find a kindred spirit in one of my favorite authors. Speaking of… I actually haven’t read all of her novels and short stories. I did grow up watching all of the Poirot…

Tisha

My parents were strong believers in reading to their children.  Every evening, one of them – usually Dad – would read to us. Little House on the Prairie.  The Chronicles of Narnia. White Fang. The Call of the Wild.  Where the Red Fern Grows. Never Cry Wolf. Lost in the Barrens. Black Beauty. And Tisha….