Tag Archives: Literature

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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Look What I Made: Love Letter Charm Necklaces

Introducing my NEW Love Letter Charm Necklace Series. Featuring actual text from love letters written by famous authors, poets, and historical figures, the Love Letter Charm Necklaces would make a romantic Valentine’s Day gift for a special lady. And all … 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: Promises to Keep Note Cards

I recently made this pendant, inspired by Robert Frost’s poem “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” one of my favorite poems from one of my favorite poets. My favorite part of the poem is the ending, which reads: … 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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Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! (Arrrrrr!)

Today is the day we celebrate everyone’s favorite scallywags of the sea. It got me thinking about all my favorite pirates. (It says something about pop culture that I can discuss my favorite pirates but I think that is a … Continue reading

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