Tag: Childhood Favorites

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  Just Ella was one of my FAVORITE books growing up, and the reason is so obvious to me.  There is so much girl power in this book, especially because it’s a middle grade book about princesses. Something to note: the cover rebranding for this book is a hot mess.  The original cover (which I’ve used in this review) shows a medieval-garbed princess with a tearaway to reveal her in common garb.  This tearaway affect so much better exemplifies the book and show Ella’s struggle.  The rebranded version is a modern looking ballerina princess on a pastel cover and is so […]

Posted December 3, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Where are all the Tamora Pierce Fans At?  (+ My Ten Favorites) #TopTenTuesday

Where are all the Tamora Pierce Fans At? (+ My Ten Favorites) #TopTenTuesday

Did y’all know that I’m turning 30 this year?! For the record, 30 is a terrifying number.  You can sort of get away with a lot of indecision and childishness in your 20s, which is my zone.  By 30, generally speaking, you’re really expected to have your act together and behave in a socially acceptable way for an adult. I mention all this because I’m twisting today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt and using an author that is technically YA… but I started reading her books legit 17 years ago, so I feel like I can work with the umbrella of “childhood” […]

Posted July 2, 2019 in Memes // 19 Comments //
Reading in the Woods

Reading in the Woods

My father likes to tell stories about how he and I used to read together when I was little.  I remember none of them.  For whatever it’s worth, I also don’t remember what month the New Hampshire Renaissance Fest was in last year, so I’m not great with memories sometimes.  Despite my lack of specific thoughts, I do remember quite a bit about books growing up. As a child, I was lucky enough to live in a beautiful, rural area that I did not appreciate.  We had acres of woods behind us and marshlands and a small pond.  We were […]

Posted May 25, 2018 in Memes // 7 Comments //
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

  I grew up with the Judy Garland Wonderful Wizard of Oz film, and in fifth grade, The Emerald City of Oz was one of my favorite books, but yet, I had had never read the original, the one that started it all, until now. And I found it delightful. It reads very much like a fairytale, as it was intended. The only reason I give it four stars is that, ashamedly, I think that for the most part, the MGM version has improved upon it. Dorothy and her friends do an awful lot of travelling, which is detailed by interactions with strange and […]

Posted February 11, 2012 in Reviews // 0 Comments //