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Distracting myself with life and literature
Distracting myself with life and literature

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It’s been a work-in-progress for years, and maybe more literally for weeks, after I threw out my bookcase last month. I spent a good part of November with piles of book nearly as tall as me, books hidden under my bed, and books fit semi-nearly into a…

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It’s another week of The Broke and The Bookish‘s weekly meme, Top Ten Tuesday, when book bloggers come together and share their thoughts on the weekly topic. This week, it’s “2016 Debut Novels We’re Excited to Read.” I changed the topic to books with 2016…

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The Princess and the Pony Kate Beaton Scholastic, Inc.; June 2015 978-0-545-63708-4 Hardcover; 40 pages When I read the summary to this book on Goodreads, for some reason I made it more complicated and thought Princess Pinecone was pretending to be a…

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The Marvels Brian Selznick Scholastic Press; September 2015 978-0-545-44868-0 Hardcover; 665 pages If you’ve heard of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, then you know what’s waiting for you when you open a Brian Selznick book. If you haven’t heard or read Hugo…

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If you rarely blog on the WordPress app–which does come in handy at times–then maybe starting to draft what could be a lengthy blog post should be done in a notebook or a memo pad app instead. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you might’ve seen a…

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I spent a good part of my Saturday morning clearing out my bookcase and desk hutch. My parents and brother can attest to how often I clean and organize any space I can. Home from college for one week? Clean out my closet. Home from college for winter…

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There are probably hundreds of videos and blog posts with this same title, but this one is a little more special because it include LeVar Burton. And who doesn’t love LeVar*? *Note: If you don’t love LeVar Burton, Reading Rainbow or Star Trek, please…

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Despite being the same age as the show, I didn’t grow up watching The Simpsons. But thanks to one of my undergrad professors, we watched one of the “Tree House of Horrors” episodes while covering Romanticism literature and the Gothic influence… aka, Edgar…

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It’s another week of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish. This weekly meme brings book bloggers together to discuss weekly topics and themes. This week it’s the Halloween freebie. I wish that picking vampire and…

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What if there was some way to encourage kids to read? In a day when technology is available literally at our fingertips, what are the chances a child will want to pick up a book? The National Film Board of Canada produced an animation to the book The Girl…
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