Monthly Archive: March, 2011

Book Review: Digging for Troy

by

Jill Rubalcaba and Eric H. Cline, Digging for Troy:  From Homer to Hisarlik. 2011 For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by mythology. Whether reading about Orpheus journeying to… Continue reading

The Faces Behind the Blog!

by

For the last two months, we’ve enjoyed sharing our passion for books with all of you, and now we’re pleased to share our faces!   For more info about our backgrounds and interests, check… Continue reading

April is Autism Awareness Month

by

There are many ribbons to go with many causes. Red, pink, and yellow ribbons often adorn lapels or cars, but the ribbon for autism awareness stands out among many with its brightly colored… Continue reading

Coming Up: April and National Poetry Month

by

April is National Poetry Month, one of my favorite book celebrations. Funny thing is—I don’t really remember a lot of poetry as a young child, just nursery rhymes, the songs and hymns at… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for Elementary and Middle School

by

Looking for graphic novels that will appeal to elementary and middle school? You are in luck! Prepare yourselves for meteors, talking dogs, and lovable skeletal horses. These graphic novels are just a few… Continue reading

Titles Good Enough For Lord Stanley Himself

by

Yesterday I did something that I haven’t done in nearly 20 years.  I attended a National Hockey League game.  It was a contest between the hometown Minnesota Wild and the visiting Montreal Canadiens,… Continue reading

Food for Thought

by

My favorite kind of food is the kind that someone makes for me. Don’t get me wrong; I like to cook. I’m just not very good at it, so it’s nice to not… Continue reading

Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Centennial Anniversary

by

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, which resulted in the death of 146 garment workers. Many of these were young women who jumped to their deaths because it… Continue reading

Angels in Teen Fiction

by

Feeling drained by vampire fiction? Lucky for you the new trend in paranormal fiction centers on angelic creatures. Series such as Hush, Hush and Fallen started this new craze and now angels are… Continue reading

Book Review: Ten Miles Past Normal

by

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O’Roark Dowell.  2011. It’s hard to be normal when you have to milk goats every morning before school. Or when your mom is a quasi-celebrity who blogs… Continue reading