I am writing this post as a result of rereading Anne of Green Gables. It's not because of Anne herself. Anne is probably the most extroverted of all of the extroverts out there. No, I had Matthew Cuthbert in mind. He is such a lovable character, but he is so introverted--which got me thinking. What other lovable introverts… Continue reading Favorite Introverts from Literature
Looking forward to the new Masterpiece version of Little Women airing tonight, my plan over the last couple of weeks has been to read the book. Considering that the '90s version with Winona Ryder is one of my favorites, it's hard to believe I've waited 'til now to read the book. Sadly, that's the case with many… Continue reading Motherly Wisdom from “Little Women”
I said I would share my completed project from yesterday...a redesigned memory calendar. This is made out of 365 notecards, each one representing a day of the year. Every day, I write something that's happened during the day in one line of the appropriate card. Since I've been doing this since 2012, I can now… Continue reading My Memory Calendar
I've just spent the most marvelous rainy day spoiling my introverted self. As I've gotten older, one thing I look forward to is spending days at home. Alone. By myself. No talking to people. Not even family. Maybe I look forward to these days because they come so rarely. When they do come, it feels… Continue reading The Refreshing Day of an Introvert
Before I ask if anyone else has had an emergency To-Be-Read (TBR) book pile, I'll first explain what I mean. This year, I made a goal to read 30 books. I even stated my goal on Goodreads so I could track my progress and share with others what I've been reading. So far, I've finished… Continue reading The Emergency TBR Book Pile
I discovered this book/movie tag ages ago (it seems), but it's taken me so long to get to it! I found it at the Coffee, Classics, & Craziness blog and had so much fun reading it and answering the questions in my head that I figured I might as well share it. A period drama… Continue reading A Period Drama Tag!
"I think being creative is a waste of time and money." This is a quote from "Miss Charming," the comic relief in the movie based on Shannon Hale's Austenland. I laugh at this line every time, as the characters who are supposed to be having a "genuine" Jane Austen experience use hot glue guns to create… Continue reading Being creative is hard…
Happy Tolkien Reading Day! Since many people won't have time to read an entire Tolkien book today, I've decided to share a poem, so all of you are covered! This poem is from The Lord of the Rings and, in the book, was written by Bilbo about Aragorn. "All that is gold does not glitter, Not… Continue reading Happy Tolkien Reading Day!
With springtime now alive and well, as I discussed last week, I've been decorating my house with flowers, since I don't have a garden to plant them in (yet). Last week, I bought two succulents, and today I walked out of Wal-Mart with some pink flowers and a pot to plant them in. To celebrate… Continue reading Poetry Corner: Daffodils