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Discussion Post: Shakespeare for Children and Teens?

Recently I have been looking into Shakespeare adaptations for youth, anything from picture books to young adult novels, and it seemed to me that a disproportionate amount of these adaptations are of the same plays: … 571 more words


How did you come up with your blog name?

This post was inspired by a similar discussion in my friend Sandy’s blog, Pirate Penguin Reads. I got her permission to also talk about how I named my blog because it’s an interesting topic for all bloggers. 347 more words

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Discussion Post: What Makes You Finish (or Give Up On) a Series?

When I was in middle school and high school, I finished just about every book series I started reading. Unless I was seriously bored by a first or second book, I don’t think it even often occurred to me to stop reading a series intentionally. 494 more words

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Why I Sew

“Why do you sew?” This is the question that I get asked on a near daily basis – evenly distributed between curious blog comments, emails, face-to-face introductions, and random strangers who compliment something handmade that I happen to be wearing. 2,340 more words


Translating Tolkien: Language and Literature

When J.R.R. Tolkien was creating Middle Earth, he decided to build his world upon language. He used his knowledge as a philologist and his familiarity with over twenty languages to create unique languages for his races, and then to craft each people’s stories around those languages. 356 more words