From My Bookshelf: Silent, Secret, Bloom

This From My Bookshelf post is inspired by the spring equinox; I've chosen the following books because of their subject matter, covers, titles, and/or a combination of all three. This post features one of the few nonfiction titles living on my shelves, as well as an old favorite, and a childhood book: Silent Spring by Rachel … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Silent, Secret, Bloom

From My Bookshelf: Arithmetic, Thunder, Dancing

If you've kept up with my From My Bookshelf posts, you know that I've dedicated a few to my childhood and young adulthood books. This will be one of those posts, which is part randomness and part planning, as the first week in February is Children's Authors and Illustrators Week. As you'll see if you … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Arithmetic, Thunder, Dancing

Black Beauty | Reading Challenge 2017

For those of you who have read Black Beauty by Anna Sewell, it certainly won't surprise you that she wrote the book to "induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding of the treatment of horses." And while it is considered a classic children's novel, it really should [also] be required reading for individuals of any age. Particularly … Continue reading Black Beauty | Reading Challenge 2017

From My Bookshelf: Ramona, Ramona, Ramona

The first fictional character I became truly invested in was Ramona Quimby. Even now she holds a piece of my heart, as does author Beverly Cleary, who I know is cherished by more readers, teachers, and individuals than by just me. Thanks to my mom, I had access to Beverly Cleary's books early on in … Continue reading From My Bookshelf: Ramona, Ramona, Ramona