Something wicked this way comes

I am now over halfway done with Macbeth and was pleased to recognize these lines: As an ardent Harry Potter fan, I was tickled to hear many of these lines in the movie version of The Prisoner of Azkaban: I cannot wait to get to this section with my class next semester so I can show them this Harry…

Happy Puppy Day!!

“Outside of a book, a dog is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx  

The C Word

“There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in the world, it would be a pity to damage yours.” Westley, The Princess Bride (1987) My grandmother had a double mastectomy in the ’80’s. As long as I knew her, I was never aware that she did not have breasts, but I’m sure she was. A few years ago, I watched a…

My favorite poem… right now

This is part of my Writing 201 course through Blogging University; I’m a week behind, but this challenge really spoke to me: This weekend, share with us a poem that you love (by someone who isn’t you, please)… Most importantly: tell us, in a sentence or two, what about it moves you. My tastes fluctuate…

Three Quotes in Three Days: Day 3

I accepted the challenge on Tuesday (details here). For my third and final quote, I chose one from my favorite play: “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form, in moving, how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god!…

Three Quotes in Three Days Challenge: Day 2

I accepted the challenge yesterday (details here). For my second quote, I chose a longer one from my second favorite play: Jack: How can you sit there, calmly eating muffins when we are in this horrible trouble, I can’t make out. You seem to me to be perfectly heartless. Algernon: Well, I can’t eat muffins…

Three Quotes in Three Days Challenge: Day 1

The rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you 2. Nominate three more blogs 3. Post one quote each day for three days Thanks, Lectito, for the invite and compliment. I’ve enjoyed your reviews so far and look forward to reading more! (I really like your site layout, very user friendly and appealing.) To keep…

A Private Moment with Mr. Fitzgerald

I stumbled upon this many times in the last week or two, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Gatsby” house is for sale! If only I had $3.9 million dollars to spare. Maybe if I sold all my books, ha! Said to be the inspiration for Jay Gatsby’s West Egg mansion and where he wrote the first three…

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…

If Chaucer could’ve tweeted…

…he most certainly would’ve paraphrased Journey! 😉 Do nat stoppe from readinge. Hoold on to that feelinge. Yeah yeah. — Chaucer Doth Tweet (@LeVostreGC) March 16, 2015