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Making the most out of Classic Locales

Hey Y’all, Me again,

Today we Embrace the classics with making memorable trips with classic locations. While the last few days have been embrace new, today we say to embrace the spots that have been done to death, yet still don’t cease to give us chills. 436 more words


Electra and Orestes on a White-Ground Lekythos?

I visited the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore for the first time yesterday, and kicked myself for waiting so long to go. What a marvelous collection of art in general and antiquities in particular. 806 more words


I Felt as if I were Walking Through a Hollow Diamond

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne. New York, New York: Puffin Classics, 1994. 291 pages. $4.99, paper.

by Jayme Russell

I don’t want to say a word against science—far from it—but when one finds oneself in the presence of rhombohedral crystals, retinasphaltic resins, gehlenites, fangasites, molybdenites, tungstates of manganese, and titanite of zirconium, the nimblest tongue may be forgiven for slipping. 606 more words


The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie

“My dear young man, you underestimate the detective instinct of village life.  In St. Mary Mead everyone knows your most intimate affairs.  There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.”

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La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes For Los Niños

Classic nursery rhymes are creatively reimagined in this bilingual picture book. The softly colored illustrations are absolutely adorable. Rhymes in this book include: “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, “Baa Baa Black Sheep”, “This Little Piggy Went to Market”, and other classics. 142 more words

Classics for the Kiddos

I love picture books.  And the fact that I have two kids at home who I can read them with, makes it even better.  They love to cozy up with a good book at bedtime, and to be able to watch their faces light up while we read a story together, is the best feeling in the world. 327 more words


Book Slump? Say No More!

I have seen quite a few posts lately about people being in “book slumps” and not having any good books to read at the time. So I thought I’d help out by making a list of 10 of my all-time favorite books to give my slumped friends some ideas. 561 more words