Crafts and Projects

Being creative is hard…

"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!

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!

Books · Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a book tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog, and this week's theme is yummy-sounding food from books. Isn't it crazy how the description of food in books will set your mouth to watering? Or maybe you read about a food that you'd love to try because of the… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Yummy Foods Mentioned in Books


My Obsession with Book (and Personality) Quizzes

One of my weird side obsessions is taking personality quizzes. If I see one that looks slightly fun and interesting on Pinterest or other social media, I’m all over it. I’m sure that my family and friends are tired of getting all the quizzes I send them. At least, they’re not as enthusiastic as I… Continue reading My Obsession with Book (and Personality) Quizzes


Even MORE Reasons to Like Samwise Gamgee

Every time I read The Lord of the Rings, I find more literary treasures to enjoy, hidden within the prose, the setting, and the characters. When I reread the series this past January, I particularly noticed qualities in the loyal hobbit Samwise Gamgee which made me like him even more than I already had. If you've read… Continue reading Even MORE Reasons to Like Samwise Gamgee