In order to celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re recommending books about feminism in this month’s Essential Reading roundup.
How ironic. The teacher-librarian’s daughter doesn’t read.
For this month’s Essential Reading, we’ve compiled a list of book-to-screen adaptations and are trying to answer the age-old question: is the book always better than the movie?
Two years have passed since my son and daughter departed for college, emptying my nest. I watch these adult siblings now weaving their individual lives and look for threads that still connect us. One of those threads is our love of words. Spelling bee champs, Scrabble competitors, voracious readers—we are Wordies.
Happy New Year from all of us at Literary Mama! This month, we are featuring books that help us find inspiration and those that help us achieve our goals.
Susannah Q. Pratt
About a third of the way through a book, I would stop and flip to the end. Not to the last page of the story, spoiler-style, but rather all the way to the “Acknowledgements” section. No matter how gripping the narrative, I would pause and turn to review this section in the back.
I want too much. I shouldn’t have come on this research trip with a five-month-old baby.
Three and four pounds when they were born at thirty weeks gestation, their own struggle to survive, each time I recall it, takes my breath away. Perhaps the journey that made me face my own demise began with their birth and not with my cancer.
I could construct my own little world, but it could never totally camouflage the chaos lurking underneath.
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