Today is Shakespeare's birthday, so to celebrate I thought I'd share another post in my Back to Basics series. Last time our focus was on reading and understanding poetry, and today we're taking things one step farther by focusing on the man, the myth, the legend: William Shakespeare. Today's post starts with some overall tips… Continue reading Back to Basics: How to Read Shakespeare
We're one week in to the school year, and my last semester of graduate school starts this week (can you hear the Hallelujah Chorus in the distance?). So before things get too crazy, I wanted to pause and share my review of 7 Men by Eric Metaxas. This is a book I read several years ago after… Continue reading 14 People to Know
Last year on Shakespeare's birthday I wrote at length about why I love Shakespeare, and I gave you several good reasons why he's still worth reading. Not much has changed about my opinion over the last 365 days, so I'll just direct you to that post if you're questioning the Bard's relevance. Today's post is more of a reflection… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Shakey!
On this day in 1925, Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia. Today, in honor of her life, I've decided to try and put down on paper why she has recently become one of the authors I admire most. It's actually been fairly difficult to pin down why exactly I love her writing so much.… Continue reading A Tribute to Flannery O’Connor
It's officially Fall, which means it's time for Fall Break! I was so excited this year to actually receive a few days off to relax and regroup before we head further into the semester. While I've done a lot of sleeping and reading, I also thought it would be fun to sneak away to Milledgeville,… Continue reading Andalusia Farm: A Literary Excursion
This week, I'll be posting a lot about children's books. It's summer time, and if your kids are home from school you might be looking for something to keep them entertained. On a rainy day like today, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book. My goal for the next few posts is to share… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Kate DiCamillo