Category Archives: Books

Book Review: The Portable Dorothy Parker

The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker My rating: 4 of 5 stars A collection of poems, short stories, essays, articles, reviews and more, The Portable Dorothy Parker is both fun and fascinating. Dorothy Parker, famous (or is it infamous) … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lush, sensual, and passionate, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair is a simply gorgeous collection of poems by Chilean poet, Pablo … Continue reading

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Special One Day Offer – Tea at Pemberley Charm Necklace

Tomorrow marks the 200th Anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. To celebrate Ciarrai Studios is having a special ONE DAY SALE on the Tea at Pemberley Charm Necklace, my customizable Pride and Prejudice-themed charm necklace featuring … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that 2013 is treating you kindly so far. As for me, I am really happy to see the last of 2012. While there were definitely … Continue reading

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Look What I Made: Bookish Charm Necklaces

C. S. Lewis once said “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” It’s a sentiment that I am very familiar with. I love to curl up someplace with a … Continue reading

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Look What I Made: Aslan The Great Lion – Handmade Narnia Pendant

One of my favorite things to make, something that has become rather a specialty of mine, is jewelry based on or inspired by books and literature. I get a lot of satisfaction creating handmade jewelry that celebrates my favorite stories … Continue reading

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Knit and Lit – A Great Combination

I discovered the Children’s Lit n Knit blog yesterday which helps you create little gift sets for the little ones in your life by pairing children’s books with related knitting and crochet patterns for toys, hats, blankets, etc. This is … Continue reading

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Reading Drought

For an English major in the middle of a semester, I have been doing surprisingly little reading lately. It’s partially due to the classes that I am taking this semester. I usually get introduced to new books and authors when … Continue reading

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The Reader that I Am Today

I recently came across this video from Scholastic Book Clubs and I have to say that I love the idea of taking a moment to recognize and share those formative books that made each of us all the readers that … Continue reading

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Look What I Made: Secret Garden Pendant, Damask Pendant

I just posted two new pieces to Ciarrai Studios. They are: The Secret Garden Pendant  One of my favorite books growing up was The Secret Garden and I thought it would be cute to revisit Mary, Colin, and Dickon by … Continue reading

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