This may be silly, but...
I just found out how to make links in the information boxes!!!
So that is partially why I went through some of the books I've previously done, to add those links up.Read more >
My sisters and I have a joke that we started since I was showing off how much literature I knew. I told them, "You don't know what's in Tarzan!" while making a waving hand gesture and putting emphasis on it, and they thought it was hilarious. The Tarzan series were probably among the books Elsie Dinsmore's father would have kept away from her. They aren't bad compared with some things today, but I'm sure they were considered bad back then. I've only read the first few and they seem alright enough so far, unless I missed a few pages when my tablet was acting up.
I considered Madame Bovary the worst book ever, until recently, and I only read it because Veggietales made a parody of it. It was sitting on my shelf and I thought I'd satisfy my curi…Read more >
I am happy to announce that I am working on writing my own book.
Even more happily, I'm rereading the Animal Land stories that I had read when I was little, reading The English Orphans, and still working through the Oz books.
Animal Land stories are great stories, though there isn't much information, that I could find, on them. The author constantly makes remarks on some foolish things humans do, and anyone can admit that the animals had a right to be critical of it.
I saw an old copy of The English Orphans once, but I didn't have any money with me at the time and then someone bought it before I could. I could tell by the way it looked that it was a good book, and I went home to find summaries and reviews of it, and it sounded like a good boo…Read more >
I can't believe I forgot what yesterday, November 5, was! Guy Fawke's Day was an important part of two stories that I know of: one about Paddington Bear and one about Mary Poppins. For Paddington Bear (I forgot which book for both of these, but...), he was learning about Guy Fawke's Day for the first time, really, because he was raised in darkest Peru with his Aunt. He saw a boy collecting clothes for a Guy, and he decided to gather clothes for one too. Unfortunately, the clothes he picked up belonged to his grouchy neighbor, who only set his best jacket on the porch to be picked up for the laundry. Then Paddington's neighbor himself started the bonfire with the dressed up Guy, while Paddington realized his mistake and was trying to stop h…Read more >
My library did not have the rest of the Mistmantle books, so I had to postpone reading the last three of them. Now, however, I finally got them. Once I'm done with all of them, can I post up all their settings and characters?Read more >