A Little Princess, Storytelling Inspiration

A Little Princess, by Frances Hodgson Burnett This was another one of those old childhood favorites.  Like The Secret Garden it's a story I read a few times when I was little.  I started out (as with The Secret Garden) with a Scholastic Picture Book version of the story.  The illustrations drew me in, but … Continue reading A Little Princess, Storytelling Inspiration

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Classic Clubs Spin! Old Man and the Sea

My Classic Club "Spin" for this round was The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. This was a re-read for me, though I honestly can't recall much from my first time reading it.  I was in late elementary school at the time (sixth grade, I believe) and it was the theme for my … Continue reading Classic Clubs Spin! Old Man and the Sea

The World According to Garp. A Writers Reading.

The World According to Garp By John Irving I did it!  I managed to read my Classics Club "Spin" selection! From the back cover: "This is the life of T.S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields -- a feminist leader ahead of her time.  This is the life and death of a famous mother … Continue reading The World According to Garp. A Writers Reading.