When I was a little girl, my family bought a lot of our books at yard sales (tag sales!) and flea markets. I still love a good used book! One of the most influential books I've ever read came from one of these days of shopping - Born Free, by Joy Adamson. My copy is … Continue reading Musings: Born Free, Joy Adamson
This afternoon, after I took Poe for her after work jaunt up the street, upon stepping up onto my deck I noticed the most giantest spider I have ever seen in my whole life. She was crawling around on the most intricate spider web I've ever encountered, all the while carrying some bug under her … Continue reading Along came a spider
As I finished this book on a middle school field trip to Six Flags, my husband (a teacher) leaned over and mentioned that the two most recent books he'd read were written in present tense (like "The Storied life of A.J. Fikry") and he wasn't a fan. Honestly, I hadn't even noticed the variation, but once he … Continue reading Musing: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
This is going to sound silly... but I recently had to leave a Facebook group - and it's really weighing on me. I left this group because someone posted their disgust for the upcoming re-release of Beauty & the Beast. I asked if she'd ever read the original tale (which is quite different from the Disney … Continue reading Who is beautiful, really?
Be our guest Be our guest Put our service to the test Tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie And we provide the ... Oh. Sorry. Where am I? Oh, right, just finished "La Belle et la Bête", a novella by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Woah. This book is not what you think. Though it's the … Continue reading La Belle et la Bête, Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
I hope more people will be like my Threenager. She's brave, and smart, and kind. She's loud and has "leadership skills" (aka: is BOSSY! - as women should be...). We spent the weekend with a newly one-year-old. Threenager helped pick up his cup when it fell (... he threw it) on the floor (several times). She helped … Continue reading My Threenager
Elle has taken a liking to David Bowie. En route to her babysitter's house today she made note of her love for the song, "Five Years". You know, the one about the world being doomed to end in five years? Whoops. We're pretty careful about what she watches on TV and what she sees on … Continue reading The Star Man