Three on a Theme: Music

This past weekend, Jake and I went with his grandparents to western Massachusetts to see the Boston Symphony Orchestra perform at Tanglewood (featuring Yo-Yo Ma as a soloist). We had beautiful weather, I managed to avoid getting sunburnt (a true feat if you know me), and I got to experience my first professional orchestra concert … Continue reading Three on a Theme: Music

Reading the National Book Award Longlist

When the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People's Literature was announced clear back in September 2020, I immediately put as many of the long list book on hold as possible. Given that it's four months into 2021, and my last hold wasn't fulfilled until March, that speaks to the popularity of … Continue reading Reading the National Book Award Longlist

Review: The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

https://twitter.com/BookishlyBright/status/1347731401265672192 I tweeted this a while back, and then quickly realized if I wanted to tell lots of people about the Donner Party book I read in full detail that I could just write a blog post about it. Literally the reason I have a blog is to tell people about the books I'm reading. … Continue reading Review: The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep

Revising Little Women: “Jo & Laurie” by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women is one of my truest book loves. This is not a surprise to anyone, if you'll recall my January post about my visit to Orchard House: "A (Cold, Broke) Boston Girl’s Guide to “Little Women”. Side bar: I'm always happy to discuss Little Women (or any other Alcott works!) just drop … Continue reading Revising Little Women: “Jo & Laurie” by Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz