Tag: Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter

House-Hunting, ARC Reviews, & a SMALL HAUL WHO AM I EVEN? – The September Wrap Up

House-Hunting, ARC Reviews, & a SMALL HAUL WHO AM I EVEN? – The September Wrap Up

Good morning everyone!  September is swinging to a close and here in Massachusetts… we are fully immersed in autumn.  The leaves are beginning to go a little red-orange around the edges and the mornings have been crisp and cool.  When I leave for work in the mornings, I can smell woodsmoke and for me?  That’s the truest sign that fall have arrived. This is my favorite season – I thrive in fall.  I feel more alive September – November than I do the rest of the year and I try to live these months to my fullest… which means getting out […]

Posted September 30, 2019 in Checking In // 4 Comments //
Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

Timeless Tales of Beatrix Potter by Beatrix Potter

So nobody really talks about it anymore, and I don’t know any friends who have read these tales to their children, but Beatrix Potter is such a classic.  These short tidbits, written over a hundred years ago, are so familiar today.  It was such strange nostalgia going back not just to childhood favorites, but to stories I remember having read to me, and the memory of illustrated collections we used to have. I’m going to try something a bit different here, because this is a collection of very short children’s stories.  So, rather than try to summarize the collection as […]

Posted September 28, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Classics on My TBR

Classics on My TBR

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 […]

Posted March 29, 2019 in Memes // 4 Comments //