Monthly Archives: August, 2013

Sixteen Years Ago Seems Like Yesterday

I honestly cannot believe it has been sixteen years ago that Princess Diana left this world.  I remember getting up to the news and just feeling such a profound loss for her sons.  She was one of those women who had so much personal sadness yet made the world a better place.  I always think …

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The Magic of a Good Book

Here are the 10 reasons why I don’t own a kindle: I never have to plug a book in to charge. A Kindle looks stupid sitting on my bookshelf. I adore cute bookmarks which just look ridiculous sitting on the top of a Kindle. Kindles don’t smell like books. Kindles don’t feel like books. Children …

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A Portrait of Mary Shelley

Originally posted on Heather Wilson: Comics Illustration:
I love Mary Shelley, I like the way she writes with so much sort of “twirliness”. It’s a decorative, atmospheric, old fashioned kind of writing. Romantic. The story of her life is one I find very touching, it was so full of tragedy and loss. But they say…

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I Am Fearless

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Happy Birthday Mary Shelley

  Mary Shelley was born on August 30, 1797, in London, England. Today we tip our hats to the queen of horror on her birthday.  She married poet Percy Bysshe Shelley in 1816. Two years later, she published her most famous novel, Frankenstein. She wrote several other books, including Valperga (1823), The Last Man (1826), …

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Heaven’s War is Brought To Adam

The war in Heaven is probably intended to be read as a metaphor, encapsulating spiritual lessons in an epic scenario so that we (and Adam) can understand what Raphael is talking about. The story certainly contains lessons that Raphael wants Adam to learn from. One of the morals of the war in Heaven is that …

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Top 10 Book Gifts At Cafe Press

I am all about unique gifts and one of my favorite stores is Cafe Press.  It has some of the most unique gifts imaginable and their book related items are endless.  Here are my top 10 picks, just in time to start that Christmas shopping.

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I Love All My Followers…Welcome to My Newest

  I love all of my followers.  Help me in welcoming my newest and don’t forget to check out their blogs.   maritabird http://maritabird.wordpress.com hujamboa melendezjessica05 http://melendezjessica05.wordpress.com tayawaka http://tmcclou2.wordpress.com Norman Crane http://thenormancrane.wordpress.com jangawol http://mattjang2012blog.wordpress.com Danielle Shields http://danishields.wordpress.com jtgrahambusiness http://www.empowernetwork.com/jaggergraham/ eddienatalya http://www.empowernetwork.com/eh3/ gemgemgoesglobal http://gemgemgoesglobal.wordpress.com

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Henry James Returns to the United States

  Henry James returns to the U.S. for a visit after living abroad for two decades. James was born to a wealthy and eccentric philosopher father in 1843 in New York, N.Y. His older brother, William, became the country’s first distinguished psychologist as well as a well-known philosopher. The brothers and their younger siblings were …

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Real Life Super Mario Brothers Are Making A Splash Online

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