5 Best of…Contemporary British Experience

The United Kingdom is always producing great new novels. For such a tiny place they sure manage to dominate the literary scene. Just some of the best modern novels to have recently come out of the islands include Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (a fantasy), Never Let Me Go (sci-fi), or Wolf Hall (historical fiction). … Continue reading 5 Best of…Contemporary British Experience

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Reading While Sick: A Luxurious and Occasionally Surreal Experience

I love reading at all times, despite my addiction to Netflix.* But while reading on a day off or while traveling is pleasing, some part of your brain knows you have other demands and time is limited. When you are ill and laid up with nothing you are physically capable of doing, and you have a … Continue reading Reading While Sick: A Luxurious and Occasionally Surreal Experience

Real Life Happens in Fairy Tales: Homeschooler Turned Harry Potter Convert (Guest Post by Leah Contreras)

Like many children in the home-schooling, Christian community I grew up in, I was not allowed to read Harry Potter. Why? “It has magical forces in it.” Duh. What about Lord of the Rings? Narnia? Star Wars? Totally fine. Harry Potter? That was of the devil. As my mother now apologetically admits, “All the other … Continue reading Real Life Happens in Fairy Tales: Homeschooler Turned Harry Potter Convert (Guest Post by Leah Contreras)