An Advent Sonnet…

An Advent Sonnet…

Today is Gaudete Sunday, and I find myself once more in the third week of Advent. Most every Catholic knows that this is a season of hopeful preparation, of joyfully anticipating the re-birth of the Christ Child in our hearts at Christmas. This season, as I feel harried and rushed by many obligations, I look [...]

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare: A Book Review

The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare: A Book Review

The year is 1687, and The Witch of Blackbird Pond tells the story of Kit Tyler, a young 16-year-old from Barbados who moves in with her aunt and uncle in Connecticut after the death of her grandfather. While she is used to having sunshine, freedom, and a prolific education, she is more than shocked to [...]

House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery, by Liz Rosenberg

House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery, by Liz Rosenberg

One of the fondest memories of my early teens was reading about Anne Shirley. I love her dreamy, passionate personality and the hours I have spent reading and re-reading about Avonlea have expanded my own "scope for imagination." When I came across this book on GoodReads (where I usually find most of my books nowadays), [...]