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How do artists get their start? | Unconventional Beginnings

Something that has been well created is fascinating. Finding out how it was created is also interesting. Most intriguing of all though is why these creators were driven to invent or design something. A famous quote is that need is the mother of invention. However that is not the purpose of this blog post. When… Continue reading How do artists get their start? | Unconventional Beginnings

Book Review · Classics

Four Loves by C. S. Lewis | Classics Club

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Not my favorite book by C.S. Lewis, but still very thought-provoking. I took a rather long break in between reading this, but still… Continue reading Four Loves by C. S. Lewis | Classics Club

Book Review · Classics

As You Like It | Shakespeare | Classics Club

Time travels at different speeds for different people. I can tell you who time strolls for, who it trots for, who it gallops for, and who it stops cold for.” William Shakespeare, As You Like It Summary A woman named Rosalind disguises herself as a man and escapes to the forest of her uncle’s kingdom with… Continue reading As You Like It | Shakespeare | Classics Club

Book Review · Historical Fiction

Frederica | Georgette Heyer | Funny Dialogue | Independent Heroine

Nothing makes one so cross as knowing one is in the wrong, does it?  Georgette Heyer, Frederica Summary Frederica is the eldest sister of a whole posse of unwieldy siblings. She brings them to London with the hopes of launching her younger sister, Charis, a great beauty (but also an airhead) into society. Once there she… Continue reading Frederica | Georgette Heyer | Funny Dialogue | Independent Heroine

Book Review · Find a Book/Movie Similar To...

The Great Brain Series | For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Growing up, before there was The Diary of the Wimpy Kid, there was The Great Brain. Despite the difference in time, setting, and surface level style, these two books have the same sharp wit and sense of humor. Both give a humorous look at family life and the rivalry between siblings, and just the antics… Continue reading The Great Brain Series | For fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Book Review · Historical Fiction

Daphne in Fitzroy Street by E. Nesbit | Book Review | Disappointing

Ugh I was so excited about this one! Up until the end I was predicting this would be a 4 star book. Alas, it was not to be. Growing up I loved Edith Nesbit’s fantasy books for kids. Then when I was older I found she also had a whole slew of novels, and romances… Continue reading Daphne in Fitzroy Street by E. Nesbit | Book Review | Disappointing

Book Review · Fantasy

Od Magic | Venice-Like Setting | Patricia McKillip

“I think they could teach us unimaginable things. Unimaginable! I can’t imagine anything except danger. I know. That’s why they’re afraid of you.” Wow! I never would have read this if not for my sister, who told me it was a fantastic story. I absolutely loved it!I feel like the descriptions of the book definitely… Continue reading Od Magic | Venice-Like Setting | Patricia McKillip

Book Review · Fantasy

Alphabet of Thorns | Condensed Mystery + Epic Fantasy | Patricia A. McKillip

Easier to understand the wind . . . Easier to walk on the surface of the frothing sea, than to remember the hunger to do it. Easier to remember knowledge than ignorance, experience than innocence. Easier to know what you are than remember what you were. Patricia A. McKillip, Alphabet of Thorn This story was a… Continue reading Alphabet of Thorns | Condensed Mystery + Epic Fantasy | Patricia A. McKillip

Book Review · Find a Book/Movie Similar To... · Movie / TV Review

12 Movies & Books Set in Greece, Italy, or the Mediterranean | Family Friendly

Where I come from it is wet, cold, and damp. The seeping kind of damp that chills your bones. Because of this I think I have a special fascination with places that are hot and dry, particularly in the winter I love watching or reading stories set in warm locations. We many not be able… Continue reading 12 Movies & Books Set in Greece, Italy, or the Mediterranean | Family Friendly