Category Archives: Blog Posts

How Reading Made Me a Feminist

Today is Women’s Equality Day, a commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote and a day to acknowledge the courageous women who fought (and who are still fighting) to secure the rights and … Continue reading

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Top 10 Teachers from Books and Literature

With the Labor Day weekend just around the corner, kids are enjoying the final days of summer vacation before starting school sometime next week. But for many teachers, the school year has already (unofficially) started as they set up their … Continue reading

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Best Bookish BFF’s and Fictional Friends Everyone Should Have

From Anne Shirley to Dr. Watson to Winnie the Pooh, our favorite fictional characters bring a special something to the relationship that makes us wish they could be our friends in real life. So in honor of Friendship Week, I … Continue reading

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Bookish Back to School Style Guide

In my last post, I talked about how to create the ultimate book lover’s dorm room. Today, your Back to School fashion gets a shot of literary chic style with book inspired clothing, jewelry, and accessories. Bookish T-Shirts: The staple … Continue reading

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Must – Haves for the Book Lover’s Dorm Room

Around the country, college students are packing up to head back to school and while the internet is full of blog posts and articles about what to bring with you when you head off to college, I thought I would … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Ciarrai Studios Literary Jewelry

Today is Ciarrai Studios’ 2nd anniversary. Two years ago today, I listed my first piece of jewelry on Etsy and started my journey as a jewelry designer and small business owner. This morning, in preparation for writing this anniversary blog … Continue reading

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Christmas In July

Right now, my AC is working full blast. I have a cold soda next to me. And everything I can possibly do to beat the heat, I am doing. The cat, with all his fur, looks like he might melt … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading and Summer Clearance

The weekend’s here, which means more time for reading! (Yay!) This past week, I have been working my way through Orlando by Virginia Woolf with occasional breaks to read Edgar Allan  Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado, H. G. Well’s The … Continue reading

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Remembering Jane Austen

This past Friday was the anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. I was a bit distracted by celebrating an anniversary of my own – my 15th wedding anniversary – but I didn’t want the occasion to go completely unremarked. What can … Continue reading

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Book Review – Longbourn by Jo Baker

Longbourn by Jo Baker My rating: 2 of 5 stars To be honest, I rarely read any Jane Austen books that aren’t written by Jane Austen. I just find it so hard not to be disappointed when a modern author … Continue reading

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