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New Name / New Website

Over the course of the past month, my business, Ciarrai Studios, and I have started a new chapter with a new name and a new website / blog. I would like to take this opportunity to invite all my followers … 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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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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Having Fun Storming the Castle

Today is my mom’s birthday. (Happy Birthday Mom!) And as coincidence would have it, it is also the day that William Goldman, author of The Princess Bride, was born. I think this is so incredibly fitting because The Princess Bride … Continue reading

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O Captain, My Captain

It’s been about a half an hour since I heard the news that Robin Williams passed away today and tears are still streaming down my face. If I, who never met the man in person, am this upset I cannot … Continue reading

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Fictional Felines for World Cat Day

Yesterday was International Cat Day and since I am a lifelong cat lover, I couldn’t let the day go by without penning a few thoughts on the special relationship that cats have with books and literature. But where to start? … 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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Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author and creator of Sherlock Holmes so it seemed like a good time to touch in about the Blog Party Book Club’s reading of The Adventures of Sherlock … Continue reading

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Celebrating My Birthday – Hobbit Style!

My birthday is just a little over a week away and I am going to party like a hobbit! I may be rather tall but I believe I am a hobbit at heart and I am going to celebrate my … Continue reading

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