What will it take to start, and stay, on the path of self education?
We've all heard the worn out phrase "Life is short." As humans, we don't like to really take time to think about life long enough to evaluate the truth of that statement. Nobody likes to think about it. I've become more aware of life's brevity as I hurtle towards my thirtieth birthday. Anyone older than… Continue reading To Read or Not to Read? Revisited
In a fight of Good against Evil, Will Stanton must bring to life the legends of the greatest king that ever lived; King Arthur.
Thou that has given so much to me, Give one thing more–a grateful heart; Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if thy blessings had spare days; But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise. - George Herbert
How many books are you reading right now? Is the answer "More than one?" Then you my friend, are a multi-reader (yes, I just made that word up). It means you read more than one book at a time. No, you don't physically have three books open in front of you, reading them all simultaneously.… Continue reading Nerd Girl Problems #1 : Multi-Reading
Autumn Fires In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfires See the smoke trail! Pleasant summer over And all the summer flowers, The red fire blazes, The grey smoke towers. Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all! Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall! -Robert Louis Stevenson
The Queen of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner Awards: None The lovely Queen of Attolia is haunted; haunted by a thief in the night. She is determined to exact her revenge from Gen, the Queen's Thief. But what she takes from him pushes Sounis, Eddis, and Attolia over the precipice of war. With the Mede… Continue reading Book Review : The Queen of Attolia
Sonnet XXVII Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed, The dear repose for limbs with travel tired; But then begins a journey in my head To work my ind, when body's work's expired: For then my thoughts, from far where I abide, Intend a zealous pilgrimage to thee, And keep my drooping eyelids… Continue reading A Walk Around the Block : Poem #9
Son | Lois Lowry Awards: None When Claire was chosen as Birth Mother in the Community she knew it was a disappointment really. And though everyone says it's a vital role to the Community's survival, Claire is certain that something is wrong. After the birth of the product, Claire is left with a scar and… Continue reading Book Review : Son
Number the Stars | Lois Lowry Awards: Newbery Medal Three years ago, the Nazi's invaded the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, but Annemarie Johansen can still remember a time before their suspicious questioning, a time before their guns and shiny boots on every street corners, a time when cupcakes with pink frosting could still be eaten,… Continue reading Book Review : Number the Stars