A Review of The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries #1), by Meg Cabot

Goodreads Rating: 3.75 Stars
283 pages
Turtleback Books
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Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foor-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. 927 more words


Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer: A Golden Treasury of Classic Treats by Jane Brocket

Question: What makes a good book even better?
Answer: Good food to go along with the story!

Question: What makes good food taste even better? 682 more words



The BFG became an immediate favorite of mine while I read it to the class I student taught. To say Roald Dahl has talent would be an understatement. 500 more words

Children's Literature

Thank God for Lent: Goodbye Southpaw (For Now!)

People always say: Give up food, TV, etc. for Lent! With Celiac Disease, I already have nothing really exiting to eat in my life, I’m already off TV and  I don’t drink Mountain Dews anymore… 463 more words

Day 847: Two Picture Books

I went book crazy a couple months ago. In addition to three board books, which I reviewed a few weeks ago, I bought my great-nephew two picture books. 237 more words


Egg & Spoon

Title: Egg & Spoon
Author: Gregory Maguire
Narrator: Michael Page
ISBN: 9781491502167 (audiobook)
Discs/CDs: 11 CDs, 12 hours 51 minutes
Pages: 475 pages
Publisher/Date: Brilliance Audio, c2014. 662 more words

Children's Literature

of mice and hedgehogs...the brilliance of Beatrix

If you haven’t already heard, 2016 is being fondly celebrated by a world-ful of Beatrix Potter fans. July 28 marks her 150th birthday, and I should say that bread and milk and blackberries would make the ideal birthday tea. 1,243 more words