Burn, Read, Rewrite: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Anne of Green Gables, & A Wrinkle in Time

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I love books about smart girls. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith, Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery, and A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle, are three books that definitely fit into this category. And that is why I like, in some cases love, all three three of them. Although based on the different points in my life that I read them, I feel pretty sure of what my decisions are going to be. Now I want to know yours. Let me know in the comments which book you would read (your favorite), which you would rewrite (second favorite or one you would make changes too), and which you would burn (least favorite and obviously only in the figurative sense!).  Continue reading “Burn, Read, Rewrite: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Anne of Green Gables, & A Wrinkle in Time”

Virtual Literary Road Trip Stop 8: Prince Edward Island

anne-of-green-gables Huge thanks to Crystal for this lovely guest post. I am beyond excited to share her post with you and beyond jealous of Crystal for going to the home of Anne with an E. Enjoy! 

When Alison asked me if was interested in contributing to her virtual literary road trip with a post featuring Prince Edward Island – I was over the moon. You see, I grew up just an hour away from the island of red shores and home to the magic of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved Anne of Green Gables, and while it’s not summer without a visit to the Island — it’s been ages since I’ve done the Anne of Green Gables experience.  Continue reading “Virtual Literary Road Trip Stop 8: Prince Edward Island”

Marry, Date or Dump: Jo March, Anne Shirley, & Hermione Granger

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Happy Monday friends! I picked three of my favorite smart literary heroines for today’s marry, date or dump. We’ve got Jo March from Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery, and Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter books. Have fun figuring out who you would marry, who you would date, and who you would dump. I seriously don’t know who I would dump from this bunch – they are all winners!  Continue reading “Marry, Date or Dump: Jo March, Anne Shirley, & Hermione Granger”

Links for a Lazy Sunday


Happy Sunday! I’m a little groggy today, because instead of going to bed early like I planned so that I would feel fresh in the morning to put together the blog post, do my NaNoWriMo daily writing, and study for the GRE (which I’m taking in less than a week!) I stayed up past three in the morning reading Along for the Ride, by Sarah Dessen. In honor of this late night reading, I thought I’d share a post suggests other authors for fans of Dessen’s books. Here are some other great links from around the web:

Nine Life Lessons from Anne of Green Gables

1. Make up your mind to enjoy yourself: “It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”

2. Look on the bright side: “Don’t be very frightened, Marilla. I was walking the ridge-pole and I fell off. I suspect I have sprained my ankle. But, Marilla, I might have broken my neck. Let us look on the bright side of things.”

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