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15 Books to Read for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again… Valentine’s Day. Every year, I've had a Valentine's Day-related post. I've talked about lovely love songs, nerdy valentines cards, and resources for Christian singles. Today, I want to talk about books. I'm surprised at myself for not having posted about this sooner, since this is a bookish kind of blog. But… Continue reading 15 Books to Read for Valentine’s Day

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My Top Reads of 2018

All this month, I've continually realized and re-realized that it is ALREADY December, and I simply can't believe it. I'll stand in front of my mirror incredulously pondering the fact that, yes, 2019 is here. I've tried to wrap my head around it again and again--that somehow the span of a year has passed in what seems like… Continue reading My Top Reads of 2018

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The Quotable Anne: A Touch of Fairyland

Welcome to the fourth post in "The Quotable Anne" series, which will also be the final post. When I first finished reading The Anne of Green Gables series early this autumn, I was in a reading hole. It's always like that after I've invested a lot of time in a certain story line. But I have… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: A Touch of Fairyland

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The Quotable Anne: Pleasure in Nature

Believe it or not, the above photo was taken last week. Even as the leaves are fading away in a vast array of colors, there is still spring-like birth taking place in some corners (in this case my mom's garden). In Anne of the Island, Anne says, “‘Everything is new in the spring...Springs themselves are… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: Pleasure in Nature

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The Quotable Anne: The Bend in the Road

I got my hair cut today. Just a trim. Nothing drastic. I'm sure only the very observant will notice that anything is at all different about me. That's how it is just about every time I get my hair cut. I'm not a big fan of change--both in style...as well as in life. Today's highlighted… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: The Bend in the Road

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The Quotable Anne: Kindred Spirits and Hospitality

This past summer I have been rereading the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. These books have been very helpful to me these past months. While I've been learning new roles, meeting new people, and discovering new places, the cheerful, positive,  and contented tone of these books has been very beneficial during this… Continue reading The Quotable Anne: Kindred Spirits and Hospitality

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On a Scale of Charlie Brown to Anne Shirley

A couple years ago, there was a sort of game going on social media that had people choosing and posting three characters from literature or television that best revealed their personality. With my love for personality quizzes and such, it is no surprise at all that I chose my three characters--and took great delight in… Continue reading On a Scale of Charlie Brown to Anne Shirley

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The Toughest Question (for Book Enthusiasts)

Any book enthusiast out there will know that one of the most difficult questions to be asked is "What is your favorite book?" As I librarian, I get asked this question more than the average person. I go to a new dentist. They ask my profession. I answer. Then it comes..."Oh, you must like to read. What's … Continue reading The Toughest Question (for Book Enthusiasts)

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Favorite Introverts from Literature

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