Tag Archives: Family

The Girl’s Guide to Rocking

When I was twelve years old, my grandfather sat down on the couch next to me and looked at me. “What instrument do you want to play, mija?” Violin was my immediate answer. I’d always wanted to play like Darby … Continue reading

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The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious

What with the Avengers film debuting this weekend, I thought I might take a little time to flip through a book targeted at drawing younger audiences into the Marvel universe. The read? The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious, … Continue reading

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Disney Parks Presents the Haunted Mansion

This post is a sequel to my previous Disney Parks Presents post, this time featuring the Haunted Mansion book. When crypt doors creak and tombstones quake, spooks come out for a swinging wake! In this fun book, Disney’s classic attraction … Continue reading

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Easter Reads

With Easter this weekend, I thought I might review a couple of my reads for the week. One is more Biblical while the other two are just Easter-time stories. Regardless of whether these books celebrate the true importance of Easter, … Continue reading

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Black Panther: The Young Prince

Before he became the Black Panther, before he was King of Wakanda, before he fought the Avengers, he was just T’Challa, prince of Wakanda.  In this prequel story detailing one of T’Challa’s first adventures, author Ronald L. Smith takes us … Continue reading

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Library Books About Libraries?!

After going to my local library for the last twelve years of my life, you’d think I’d checked out everything there was to be had. But it seems I’m still discovering something new every single day. Today, I wanted to … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle in Time

To celebrate the premiere of the film this weekend, I decided to revisit an old classic with A Wrinkle in Time.  “Wild nights are my glory,” beamed Mrs. Whatsit. So begins A Wrinkle in Time, with the storm that sweeps a rather … Continue reading

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A Study in Writing: Jack and the Cuckoo Heart

This week I wanted to discuss storytelling. Though this is in relation to a specific movie, this blog post is not a movie review. I merely seek to point out what I think went wrong with the movie’s narrative, character … Continue reading

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Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

I’m going to keep it short and sweet today with a few simple words. 1.I hope that wherever you are today, you are surrounded by family and friends and that you are able to enjoy this beautiful day. 2. I … Continue reading

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Disney Parks Presents!

If there’s one thing that seems to encapsulate my childhood, it would have to be Disney. My formative years were spent watching their classic films (and I mean real classics like Snow White and Mary Poppins), reading books stuffed with … Continue reading

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