Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Talk About More!!

Happy Tuesday!! This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic asks us to share ten books that we enjoyed but rarely talk about. Sometimes it's easy to get in the habit of discussing and recommending the same handful of books pretty frequently, letting so many other great books fall between the cracks. I'm so glad that this … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Should Talk About More!!

A Classic Couple: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

In a past Top Ten Tuesday post I paired Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations with the more contemporary novel A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Many people expressed interest in hearing more about the connection I see between these two works of literature even though they seem very different at a first … Continue reading A Classic Couple: GREAT EXPECTATIONS and A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

Happy Tuesday!! August is coming to a close, which means it's time to start thinking about going back to school. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is back-to-school themed, which means I've decided to focus on classic literature. Classics definitely get a bad reputation from required reading lists in classrooms; however, I think looking at … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Pair with Classics

QUOTE: A Prayer for Owen Meany

“Every American should be forced to live outside the United States for a year or two. Americans should be forced to see how ridiculous they appear to the rest of the world! They should listen to someone else's version of themselves--to anyone else's version! Every country knows more about America than Americans know about themselves! … Continue reading QUOTE: A Prayer for Owen Meany