Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor E. Frankl March 30 – April 8 A Curious Beginning – Deanna Raybourn April 8- May 25
I have heard Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children described as the hipster Harry Potter. While reading Miss Peregrine’s I found that I struggle to agree with this statement. Yes, both books are roughly aimed toward the same age group, Rigg’s being recommended for 13-17 and Rowling’s for 9 and up, and they…… Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
Mary’s reading choice for March-April 2017.
Watership Down is a children’s story, claimed by the author to be based upon stories he told his daughters on long drives through the English countryside. However, the sheer length of the tale and some of the themes written therein lean more towards what I would call the old masters – Tolkien and Melville and…… Continue reading Watership Down – Richard Adams
In honor of the release of Disney’s live action film Beauty and the Beast we are including a few links to some of the original versions of the tale itself. As with some older versions of fairytales they may suggest or state things that are not recommended for smaller children. Please do preview them first. Also,…… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
Jennifer Donnelly’s book, Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book, is not only a story that brings new light and depth to a classic fairytale, but it is also a modern lesson on the escapism such tales provide. Based on the Disney version of “Beauty and the Beast” the author begins her tale following…… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast Lost in a Book – Jennifer Donnelly
Who doesn’t love the smell of old books and the quiet whisper of libraries? Each book reaches out to you enticing you to share in its story. If only there were enough time to experience every one.