‘I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. I will keep the law given by God; sanctioned by man. I will hold to the principles received by me when I was sane, and not mad–as I am now. Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for moments as this when my body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigor; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be. If at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth? They have a worth–so I have always believed; and if I cannot believe it now, it is because I am insane–quite insane, with my veins running fire, and my heart beating faster than I can count its throbs. Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot.’
-Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits,
Take care of your garden, And keep out the weeds,
Fill it with sunshine, Kind words and kind deeds.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting on blog, and I can’t express enough how glad I am to finally be writing again. Continue reading “And She Lives…”
Children’s books are a passion of mine.
Recently my brother brought home a flyer for the Scholastic Book Fair, and as I flipped through its pages I felt myself alternating between rage and despair. Continue reading “On Pestilences like Scholastic Publishing”
Today I’m writing about a problem that has had me rankled lately: The Strong-Female Character.
Whenever I’m looking up books, I always come across descriptions of how the female protagonist is STRONG, INDEPENDENT, and all around (excuse the language) BADASS. And every time I pick up one of theses books with these “strong” female characters I’m disappointed and slightly insulted. Continue reading “Strong Female Character’s: The Epidemic”
“All human wisdom is contained in these two words, — Wait and Hope.”
-Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
Finally posting…one year later…
After the holidays it took me forever to get back in sync with my school schedule, but now I’m back! Towards the end of 2016 Continue reading “New Year, New Books, New Posts”
Hiatus, sabbatical, break , and holiday are all good words to describe my blog calendar this month.
I’m currently in the process of moving and we all know how hectic that can be. On top of moving, there are also some other things that currently require my full attention, so unfortunately I won’t be publishing new posts this month. I’ll be distracted, and I’d rather take the time off than produce content that isn’t up to par.
Hopefully we’ll be up and running again in August, although there WILL be a Book of the Month post for July. In the mean time you’re welcome to read through the archives and try some recipes. I’m going to brainstorm some fantastic post ideas for next month!
The last announcement I have to make (and I’m super excited about this!) is that when I get back I’m going to turn on the comments! Can’t wait to hear from all of you!
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A room without books is like a body without a soul.
-Marcus Tulius Cicero
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
– John Locke