Literary Foods: Beatrix Potter’s Roasted Apples

I have adored Beatrix Potter’s little stories since I was very young. One of my very first memories is of my dad sitting me on his knee and reading me the “Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher”. I remember asking for it to be read to me again and again and shivering when the unique frog food of “grasshopper with lady bird sauce” was mentioned at the end.

Beatrix Potter--leads to a nice 5 min videoBeatrix’s little books are full of references to food. From the Roly-Poly Pudding to Peter’s feast in Mr. Gregory’s garden all the way to a mouse size banquet in the Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse and Ginger and Pickles wonderful store with mentions of sugar, peppermints, cream biscuits and water crackers. Almost all of Beatrix’s books include some reference to food or at least to the classic English custom of teatime.
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Book Review: Robin Hood

Any writer should also be a reader. I have been for a long time and though I have read hundreds of books, only a few have become truly my favorites. A lot of them are books that I read when I was younger and that left a deep impression on me. Everyone remembers the first time they visited the Kansas prairie of the Little House books or the fantastic realm of Narnia.

One of those books for me was undoubtedly, Robin Hood.

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The Top Eight Books I Could Reread Forever…

I don’t often have time to re-read books these days. There are so many books in my TBR pile still and I feel like I am discovering new things to read everyday! But, every once in a while I love to pick up one of my old favorites and peruse the pages again. There is comfort in knowing how the story ends. And re-reading books always reminds me of the first time I read it and why I fell in love with it in the first place.

But, do you know how hard it is to pick some of your favorite books?! It’s like picking your favorite ice cream or your favorite animal or your favorite pillow! Can’t I just love them all? Choosing is too hard. 🙂

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Some Favorite Authors…

As writers, we all have those particular authors who inspire us and teach us. We love their stories and read them again and again.  Maybe they are the authors who first got us interested in writing our own stories. Maybe they were the authors who encouraged us that, “If they did it, so can I!” 🙂 We pick up every book we find by them, because we know we will learn something new or enjoy yet another fabulous tale.

Louisa May Alcott                       William Shakespeare                        Robert Frost

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Summer Reading List ~ Take II

I’m looking forward to digging into my large TBR list again this summer! I don’t know about you, but everything in life seems to slow down in the summer and I find I have more time to read, write and enjoy the printed page. 🙂

Here is what I am looking forward to reading this summer…

Jane Austen in Style

 

I have had this book for a while now and I am looking forward to learning about the world of one of my favorite authors! I might be doing a little bit of research too….

 

 

 

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Book Wisdom

“When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while.”
– Anne of Green Gables

“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
– The Phantom Tolbooth

“It is never too late to be wise.”
– Robinson Crusoe