Tagged Re-Reads

#ThrowbackThursday: In Which I Relive My Childhood by Thinking I Can Whittle

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. I attempted to teach myself to whittle…

#ThrowbackThursday: Re-Reading Annie on My Mind

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 with a debit card and access to the amazing…

#ThrowbackThursday: Nancy Drew

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 an anonymous state in the American…

#ThrowbackThursday: Re-Reading Ulysses

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 application process was that I should…

#ThrowbackThursday: Paula Danziger

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. Eventually I graduated from reading random…

#ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Little Women

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 book for the first time, and while I…

#ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Lois Duncan

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 fascination with true crime, mystery, and the…

#ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Where the Red Fern Grows

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 books I was assigned in class, and that…

#ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting Heart of Darkness (with a little Frankenstein thrown in)

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 interior in search of a European ivory trader…

#ThrowbackThursday: Revisiting From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

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 delineating that list from those of pre- and…