It’s positively tragic that I haven’t reviewed Alice in Wonderland before now. I think it’s because Alice is a classic. It’s not like some of the heavier classics I read – like Inferno or Gone With the Wind – that feel antiquated and need some introduction. The beauty of children’s classics is their true timelessness. Even period ones like The Secret Garden and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh snuggle their way into our hearts effortlessly. Alice in Wonderland is like that. I’ve never met a person unfamiliar with Alice, even if not everyone will love her. And what do I say about this […]
Publisher: Audible Studios
When I was in college, people constantly asked: “What are you going to do with a history degree?” Right now, I’m using it for absolutely nothing, although I have no regrets. Learning more about the Crusades and Atlantic history and Ancient Rome was incredible. If I could have stayed in school forever, learning more about the cultural evolution of humanity, I would, have. Unfortunately, life is not perfect, and I work in finance. If the world was perfect, I would be using my degree as a historian for St. Mary’s. I had zero expectations for this book. It wasn’t on […]
This book is an October tradition for me. I love book traditions. As a kid, I knew the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, but I had never read the book until Audible gave it away to its subscribers in 2014. It’s about a scrawny school teacher who falls in love with the wealthy Katrina Von Tassel and begin to woo her – even though she is already being courted by Brom, one of the rowdy boys of the town. Fortunately for Brom, Crane is run out of town by the apparition of the Headless Horseman. Tom Mison’s […]
The last time I read this book was in high school, sophomore year, as part of the English curriculum. I didn’t remember not liking it so I thought, shoot, I’ll read it again. And what fun it is! I’m ashamed to say I haven’t read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (though I know enough about it; Mark Twain is so ingrained in our culture), though I certainly will.