Today marks 100 years since the birth of children's and young adult author Madeleine L'Engle , and some of our resident book lovers are pondering her legacy – and her best-known…
continue reading Pondering Madeleine L’Engle’s Legacy and Works on Her 100th Birthday
written by Kate C.
November 29, 2018
I love Roald Dahl’s books. Roald Dahl was a sexist bigot whose books demonize fat people. It’s Roald Dahl’s birthday. Dahl published anti-Semitic views and his books are littered…
continue reading Problematic Favorites | Re-reading Roald Dahl
written by Joel N.
September 13, 2018
As a young girl, I loved fairy tales—especially those centered on princesses. But I was also drawn to strong female characters. So, I decided to re-read Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-reading Ella Enchanted
written by Lo I.
September 7, 2017
Do you ever have dreams or memories that are just flashes of a scene that you vaguely remember but don’t know how or why? When that happens to me, I can usually trace it back to a book or…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-reading Escape to Witch Mountain
written by Dena
August 31, 2017
Little Pig Robinson , published in 1930, is the last book in Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit series , though it was one of the first to be written. In a letter from 1893, Potter described…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-reading Beatrix Potter’s Little Pig Robinson
written by Andrew W.
August 24, 2017
I first read My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George in grade school (sometime in the '80s) and was immediately in love with the idea of running away to the woods to fend for myself.…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: In Which I Relive My Childhood by Thinking I Can Whittle
written by Jen W.
August 17, 2017
I don’t remember how I first heard about Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden , but what I do remember is that I immediately set out to get a copy by any means necessary. I was a 16-year-old…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-Reading Annie on My Mind
written by Kris L.
August 10, 2017
You all know me well enough to understand that my love of mysteries runs deep . Real deep. And so, this Throwback Thursday I’m going back to where it all began—River Heights, a town in…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Nancy Drew
written by Alix G.
August 3, 2017
James Joyce’s Ulysses and its reputation were not unknown to me before my tenure as Facilities Manager at the Rosenbach . The running joke I had with my friends as I was going through the…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Re-Reading Ulysses
written by Christina D.
July 27, 2017
It's no surprise that I’ve been a reader forever. Menus, cereal boxes, adult novels – anything that sat still and had writing on it was fair game for the younger version of me.…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Paula Danziger
written by Rachel F.
July 20, 2017
I have a confession to make about Little Women ... I first fell in love with the 1994 movie starring Winona Ryder and Susan Sarandon , as opposed to the book. The movie propelled me to read the…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Little Women
written by Alicia T.
July 13, 2017
Was I ever not-weird? I really can’t say. From the time I can remember, I was a weird child who grew into a weird teen who went on to become a weird adult. Part of my oddity has been a…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Lois Duncan
written by Kalela W.
June 29, 2017
Before the Re-Read... To be honest, I can’t even remember what grade I was in when I first read this book. It was either third or fourth, a time at which I still was a non-reader. I read the…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Where the Red Fern Grows
written by Mary W.
June 22, 2017
First a quick synopsis: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is the story of an English boat captain (Marlow) who, in the late 19th century, makes his way up the Congo River into the African…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Heart of Darkness (with a little Frankenstein thrown in)
written by Kelsey B.
June 15, 2017
We read all year long, but there’s just something about summer reads. There’s an excitement, a tingle, to determining your Summer Reading list (even if there’s not much…
continue reading #ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
written by Julie B.
June 8, 2017