thoughts on reading + learning new words

I developed the habit of reading when I was a kid. My mom always tells me that my dad used to read me books when I was still a baby, and that she would say, “what are you doing? 1,434 more words

English Friday: To Kill a Mockingbird

My favorite book I had to read as an assignment in high school was To Kill a Mockingbird. I loved Atticus and wanted him to be my father. 15 more words

English Friday

5 Books to Read (or Give) This Winter

I’m sure that many of you haven’t experienced cold temperatures and snow yet, or that some of you may not even experience them at all. However, in Alberta, we’ve already had -30C and a few inches of snow due to the dreaded “Polar Vortex”. 783 more words


Growing up in a 'Broken' world

Ian McEwan’s “Atonement” makes your heart hurt. In case you haven’t read it (or seen the BAFTA-winning film the novel’s based on), “Atonement’s” about a young girl with a wild imagination; 13-year-0ld Briony Tallis thinks more than she sees — and what she sees she doesn’t fully understand. 608 more words


Literary Fun With Google Translate, Part 2

Let’s have a little fun with Google Translate again.

We tried this a few months ago with mild success, so I thought I’d give it another go. 639 more words


Climbing into Thanksgiving Skin

Around the Thanksgiving table one year, my guy, our two teenaged children, and my visiting father stared at me with wide eyes as I insisted that we take turns listing what we were thankful for.  415 more words

My Favorite Characters From Fictional Literature.

I decided to do this because I am a huge fan of literature, media, and fiction. I will do it for movies, theatre, and graphic novels/manga as well. 299 more words