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 […]

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A “Year of Wonder”-Ful Classical Music: October

October has come and gone, and the time has come for me to share with you my top five songs for this month of crisp winds, fiery leaves, and pumpkins galore! Enjoy the whimsical selection! 1) Mélodie from Orfeo ed Euridice, by Christoph Willibald Gluck, arr. by Giovanni Sgambati This piece comes from an opera […]

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Lent Prep with C.S. Lewis’s “Till We Have Faces”

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I have made some interesting reading goals this year to challenge myself, and one of them is to read more of C.S. Lewis’s work. I’m an avid Narnia fan, but Lewis’s talent goes beyond great children’s literature, and what kind of reader would I be if I didn’t explore his stories for adults? So I […]

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Some Coffee Shop Poetry…

I’ve loved poetry ever since my 3rd Grade teacher had my class do a project on “Poems That Touch My Heart.” We had to rewrite our favorite poems into a kind of scrapbook, with corresponding artwork. Later that year, we created many of our own poems which were compiled into a big commemorative book of […]

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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), […]

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