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June '15 Update - Ashley

Wow!  Can you tell it’s summer break?  Both books read and blog post complete and it’s not even the last week of June!  I actually leave for Mexico next week – time to decide which books I’m packing!   785 more words

Dakota Dreamin'

There are not a lot South Dakota writers of the fantastic. There aren’t a lot of South Dakotans period.

Yes, yes, there’s Frank L. Baum and… 735 more words

Book Review

Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favourite Authors

This week it’s my all time favourite authors, so without further ado:

1. C S Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia were what first got me into reading, so I have a lot to thank this guy for. 280 more words

Top Ten Tuesday

Wizard of Allegory Part 2

While Dorothy represents the average American trying to decide between a gold standard or a silver standard, the other characters she encounters represent minorities throughout America trying to push their agendas through Congress in Washington D.C. 296 more words

Wizard of Allegory Part 1

For the last century, Americans have been enthralled by the fantasy novel The Wizard of Oz. What many of the fans fail to notice is that historians and economists believe  319 more words

Which Oz?

Okay, so I’ve been re-reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, after reading Oz Reimagined.  And I realized something.  I never read the original.  I only know the movie version ending!  317 more words

Graphic Novel

Spelled: A Fairy Tale/Wizard of Oz Mash-Up!

Spelled, by Betsy Schow (June 2015, Sourcebooks Fire), $9.99, ISBN: 9781492608714

Recommended for ages 13+

Spoiled princess Dorothea has it all – including a family curse that requires she, like all the women in her family, never leave the castle. 210 more words