The #KaramazovReadalong adventure begins with the first chapter entitled Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov. To commemorate this special date, I steeped a pot of Russian Caravan tea, which has a bold smoky … Continue reading #KaramazovReadalong Day 1: Who is Fyodor?
I just finished reading Three Apples Fell From the Sky by Narine Abgaryan. My thanks go to Elisabeth Van Der Meer, from the blog, A Russian Affair, who recommended this … Continue reading Three Apples Fell From The Sky
The week between Christmas and News Years is a time of reflection and anticipation. The days are mellow, with the festive glow gently prompting us to look back to where … Continue reading Dave Astor’s ‘Twas the Write Before Christmas
January 2020, I received a message from my nephew, Aaron, with a Family Challenge to read 25 books in the Year 2020. Incidentally, Aaron is a prodigious reader, his last … Continue reading 25 Books in 2020 Challenge
“There are adventures of the spirit and one can travel in books and interest oneself in people and affairs. One need never be dull as long as one has friends … Continue reading Autumn Plans & Winter Reads
The year was 1918. World War I was coming to an end when Sara Teasdale wrote “There Will Come Soft Rains.” Influenced by the unprecedented levels of destruction witnessed and … Continue reading There Will Come Soft Rains
“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His … Continue reading Celebrating Shakespeare’s Globe
Exciting News in the Fairy Tale World! A new author, H.C. Andersen has brought us the first installment of sixty-one unbound pages published May 8th. It is certain to be … Continue reading Best Seller Published on May 8th
For many, William Shakespeare is the greatest writer in the English language. He is called England’s national poet or the “Bard on Avon” or “The Bard.” William Shakespeare continues to … Continue reading Celebrating William Shakespeare
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” John Bunyan Vanity fair, slough of despond, the straight and narrow, and muckraking … Continue reading The Pilgrim’s Progress
“The frog answered, “I do not care for your clothes, your pearls and jewels, nor for your golden crown, but if you will love me and let me … Continue reading The Tale of Two Brothers
You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! In our deepest memories of childhood, … Continue reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go!