Tag: A Little Princess

The Cold Wild Yonder – My December 2021 Wrap Up

The Cold Wild Yonder – My December 2021 Wrap Up

Posted December 31, 2021 in Checking In // 4 Comments

There’s a sort of peace that comes to me at the end of December, like exhaling a breath I didn’t know I was holding. Cliché, I know, but it’s the best way I can think to describe that feeling of letting go. As I write this post, it’s Christmas morning. It’s peaceful where I am – no children, a soft candle burning, a cat curled up by my side, and my Apple Music 2021 remix playing in the background. Mornings like this teach me two things: My happiest moments are the quiet, little ones. My music taste remains the same […]

A Little Princess by Frances Hogdson Burnett

A Little Princess by Frances Hogdson Burnett

Posted December 20, 2021 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Sometimes, you sit down to read a classic, and it’s immediately so clear why it’s a classic. Frances Hodgson Burnett’s books are like that, but A Little Princess has a special place in my heart. I grew up watching the 1995 film over and over, and even though I didn’t read the book until I was an adult… Sara’s imagination and grace shines so bright. It’s Sara that draws me to this book – it has always been Sara Crewe. Although she is repeated called out by certain peers and adults as being odd, her hopeful personality is a thing […]

A Little Change, & Little Disney, a Little October 2021 Wrap Up

A Little Change, & Little Disney, a Little October 2021 Wrap Up

Posted November 8, 2021 in Checking In // 0 Comments

Hello my beautiful monsters! I came across a reel of Anne Frances Murphy singing “A Little Bit Alexis” in Schitt’s Creek a couple weeks ago, and it’s been annoyingly in my head ever since. We actually just finished Schitt’s Creek (I’m not a binge-watcher) so a year later, I’m finally caught up with the rest of the world! October is my favorite month of the year. At the beginning of October, we were just coming back from Alaska and at the end of October, we headed south to Orlando, Florida. In between these two adventures, we’ve been lucky to have […]

Classics on My TBR

Classics on My TBR

Posted March 29, 2019 in Memes // 4 Comments

I pride myself on my willingness to pick up classics outside of academic assignments.  Classics get buried in the reading world.  This is in part because they are so commonly assigned in school that there’s a bit of a rebellious stigma about them: “No, I read it in eleventh grade English and I HATED it and I will never read it again.”  But the other reason, and I think the REALLY BIG one, is that a lot of them don’t hold up.  Sure, the story may be interesting, but if that’s the case, the writing may be trying (Dickens), or there […]

Turkey Coma: My November Wrap Up

Turkey Coma: My November Wrap Up

Posted November 26, 2018 in Checking In // 9 Comments

Here in New England, fall danced a little in October, teasing us with early smells of woodsmoke and pumpkin pie – then BAM!  We went straight into wintery cold.  As I’m typing this wrap up, it is a horrifying 0F outside, which is dastardly cold in my personal opinion.  Really, I will never be happy with the extremely in my neck of the woods. But some positives wit cold weather come holidays, time spent with friends and family, and of course, the ideal climate to curl up with a good book and a mug of cocoa. The Monthly Book Haul […]