Category: Books from childhood

Convenient Company

“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book”. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden
 I’ve always relied on books for company. In fact I can remember the titles of specific books that have kept me company…

To Write About the Moon

I want to write about the moon. It’s been demanding attention the last two days fully exposing itself on my drive home and then sneaking through the tiny slit in my bedroom blinds to blind me in it’s brilliance. I have to admit I…

Christmas Book Ideas

I teach High School English.  One of my classes has decided they wanted to have a “secret Santa” so I acquiesced but only on the condition that the gifts MUST be a book and not just any book a used book nothing over 5…

Books as Convenient Company

“How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book”. ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden I’ve always relied on books for company. In fact I can remember the titles of specific books that have kept me company during…

Potluck and Prose

My AP Engish class wanted to have a potluck.  So we did.  And while we were eating our delectable meal we discussed… what else our favourite books EVER. Favourite books from our childhood. Favourite books from middle school. Favourite books from present day. And…

Markus Zusak’s “The Book Thief”

“People observe the colors of a day only at its beginnings and ends, but to me it’s quite clear that a day merges through a multitude of shades and intonations with each passing moment. A single hour can consist of thousands of different colors….

For the Love of Tomes

Today I bought two books. Tomes actually. Any day a book is purchased is a good day. I was a farm kid. The farm was a wonderful place for a child to cultivate an imagination, no matter how peculiar. My sisters and I defended…

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