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Pygmalion

Today we’re paging through a classic read that got its own Broadway musical starring Julie Andrews and film adaptation based both on the musical and by extension the novel starring Audrey Hepburn. This week we’re reading Pygmalion. The Story: “Liza” … Continue reading

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Around the World in 100 Days

the Wager: £6, 000 the Year: 1891 the Terms: 100 days; to circle the entire globe in an automobile. the Vehicle: The Flash, a custom-built, steam-powered motorcar. the Stakes: INCONCEIVABLY HIGH Harry has a talent for disappointing his father, the world-renowned Phileas Fogg. A drop-out of Eton, a non-conformer … Continue reading

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Missy Piggle Wiggle and The Whatever Cure

Dear Missy, As you know, my husband, Mr. Piggle-Wiggle was called away some years ago by the pirates. After waiting so long for him to return, I have decided to take matters into my own hands and find out what … Continue reading

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Miracle on 34th Street

There are many books that capture the Christmas spirit perfectly. I have made a tradition of reading A Christmas Carol  for the past few years, reading a stave a week, up until Christmas Day, upon which I read Stave Five. … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle In Time – A Graphic Novel

Mrs. Whatsit said breathlessly,”Oh, my darlings, I’m sorry to say we don’t have time to say good-by to you properly. You see, we have too-”  But they never learned what it was that Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which … Continue reading

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Classics?

I was in for a big shock. While reading one of my multiple nonfiction books, I read about a novel that was sparking even more wild and crazy behavior in the 20s. It was called The Great Gatsby. At first, … Continue reading

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Christmas Reading

Tis the season to be reading! I’ve started a tradition with myself reading a certain book. Read on to discover which Christmas classic it is: “Although Christmas has never put a penny in my pocket, I say God bless it!” These … Continue reading

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W. B. Yeats

While working through my required reads, I came across the name of a great poet: William Butler Yeats. I decided to pick up a collection of his poems. While I tend to read and enjoy most things, I found that … Continue reading

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Perrault’s Fairy Tales

Everyone knows about the brother’s Grimm fairy tales. Most know about Hans Christian Anderson’s writings. When we think of a fairy tale, who do we think of? Few remember the delightful tales of Perrault. It is time for me bring … Continue reading

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Evil Under the Sun

For those of you who have read my last post, you know what today’s post is about: Evil Under the Sun, one of Agatha Christie’s many novels. I have recently finished it and greatly enjoyed it. As one of the reviews … Continue reading

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