Man of La Mancha

Has anyone read Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra? Originally titled El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha, it was published in two separate volumes in the early 1600s.  It has survived into prominence because Don Quixote is considered one of the most important works in a golden period of Spanish literature.  In modernity, it retains a […]

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Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone

I have very distant memories of my first reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  It was fifth grade, year 2000, and it was a battered copy from the library.  I can’t recall if someone recommended it to me, or if I picked it up myself.  That is how intricately Harry Potter is woven into […]

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’tis the season for reading

I spent my weekend lingering by the living room window, glaring at the crisp blue sky and waiting, disheartened, for the snow to begin.  As if of the time I went to bed last night, the forecast called for 5″-8″ inches of heavy snow, visibility of a quarter mile or less, and a really long […]

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words

One of my friends is reading one of my favorite books for the first time.  She texted me this morning to say she really likes it, but it feels so close and personal and it makes her want to cry (paraphrased).  Those types of books are my favorite because they are so well-written that they elicit an […]

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The BFG

When I was a little girl, I wanted so badly for magic to be real.  When other kids were running around playing tag and taking turns down the “orange slide”, my friends and I were pushing the limits of the large playing field imagining when were travelers on an epic quest, performing magic and riding […]

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