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Thoughts Stirred by The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society #2

“I remember lying in our hay-loft reading The Secret Garden with a cowbell beside me. I’d read for an hour and then ring the bell for a glass of lemonade to be brought to me.

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Your showtune for November 23 is

“Live Out Loud” – A Little Princess

Music: Andrew Lippa   Lyrics: Brian Crawley

Live out loud today with this invigorating number where Sara Crewe vows not to be swayed by others but to follow her own path through life.  36 more words


Teaser Tuesday: A Little Princess

A Little Princess
By Frances Hodgson Burnett

“Ah, madame,” he said, “there is not much I can teach  her. She has not LEARNED French; she is French. 203 more words

Teaser Tuesday

Book Review: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Most little girls want to be a princess when they grow up; I know I did. I dreamed about castles and princes, big pink dresses and flowing gold locks. 403 more words


letter twenty-six to gioia: dore the dumble

my dearest

you’re probably just lifting off and waving goodbye to basel and its many, herbstmesse-induced, lights. meanwhile, i’m in denial. five months are much too long and right now, the only thing i can do is not think about it too much (not listening to john mayer right now. 403 more words


letter twenty-eight to rahel: do brennt dr baum

my dearest fräulein hydrabert,

great news. for once i don’t have to just say it’ll be a short entry, nay, it actually will. can i get a collective woop woop, everyone? 494 more words


REVIEW | A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that–warm things, kind things, sweet things–help and comfort and laughter–and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.

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