Announcing the Beach Party Blogathon!


I’ll be writing about Lord of the Flies, bringing a little YA dystopia to the Beach Party Blogathon this June.

Originally posted on Speakeasy:

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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, along comes the Beach Party Blogathon.

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The Thursday Thirteen: 13 Books I Loved as a Child and Love as an Adult

This week, for my Top Ten Tuesday post, I wrote about books from my childhood that I’d like to revisit. And, as I said in that post, I had difficulty with it, as I revisited a lot of books from my childhood during the years I was studying children’s literature–and as I’m mother to a 6 year old.

I decided that the Thursday 13, then, would be a list of books that were just as good when I read them as an adult as they were when I was a child. (Except that the Suess books had to go in one spot, and so did the Narnia books.)

Books that Stand the Test of Time:


Wordless Wednesday: Trio

Photo by Gene'O

Photo by Gene’O

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books from My Childhood That I’d Like to Revisit

Each week, The Broke and the Bookish holds Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly booking meme. This week, we’re talking about books from our childhood that we want to revisit.

I had a bit of a difficult time with this list, because as a children’s literature student, I read and re-read many books from my childhood and many that I’d never encountered before. Here, though, are 10 that I haven’t had a chance to re-read that I’d like to, at some point, just to see what happens: