Winnie-the-Pooh

My 2018 Reading List

In 2018, I read almost 50 books. Most of them I loved! I have a hard time finishing a whole book if I don’t absolutely love it. But there are a few that were less than wonderful, but that I still pushed through to the end. In the next couple weeks, I’ll be posting reviews for each of the books. This year, I’ll be trying to match, if not exceed, last years total. Update on… Read More »My 2018 Reading List

Archetypes in the Classics

“Archetype: a recurrent symbol or motif in literature, art, or mythology.” Dictionary.com I love archetypes! It comes from the fact that I see the world through the lens of narrative, and so I love finding the themes and ties that bind the world together, and make stories possible. Archetypes do just that! They present the basic ways in which we can and do relate to the world around us, and the ways that other individuals… Read More »Archetypes in the Classics

My 5-Star Reading System

Think of it as a ‘brownie points’ system. Award yourself as many ‘brownie points’ as there are Stars for each book you read. If you read Diary of a Whimpy Kid, you get 1 brownie point. But if you read Jane Eyre, you get 5! Make sense? If you read Jane Eyre(5 stars), A Tale of Two Cities(5 stars), and The Great Gatsby(4 stars), you get a grand total of 14! It helps to categorize… Read More »My 5-Star Reading System

50 BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME

Do modern novels make you cringe? Does it feel like everything written after 1950 is shallow, immoral, or ridden with sloppy language?If your soul is slowly shriveling away inside of you and your eyes are screaming at you to find something, ANYTHING, worth their time to read, I have a solution for you!First, spend a couple minutes of cathartic laughter with Terrible Writing Advice, where you can enjoy that someone besides yourself notices just how… Read More »50 BEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME

A Whole New World in the Hundred Acre Wood

(An add-on article for my original post: how to motivate children to read more and my 2018 reading list)I grew up on Winnie the Pooh. I watched the classic movies, of course, and also the late 90’s and early 2000’s TV shows on Disney Channel on Saturday mornings, but my fondest memories of Winnie the Pooh are of the nights before bed when my dad read the A.A. Milne books aloud. He would do all the… Read More »A Whole New World in the Hundred Acre Wood