Category Archives: Books and Literature

Happy Birthday Mary Shelley

Please join me in wishing a happy birthday to Mary Shelley, author of the classic horror novel, Frankenstein. I recently read Frankenstein for the first time and was really impressed with the book, if not the lead character. If you … Continue reading

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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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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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Happy Take Your Poet to Work Day!!

It’s Take Your Poet to Work Day and my poets and I are almost ready to head out to the office!  I’ve spent the morning trying to make some sort of “Quoth the Raven” / sales quote pun but I … Continue reading

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Fourth of July Fashion – The Great American Novel

I am getting ready for the Fourth of July with a great outfit inspired by the Great American Novel – or at least some of my favorite pieces of American literature.   I wanted a classic red, white, and blue … Continue reading

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