Books, reading

It’s all Literature

From the Encyclopedia Brittanica: “Deriving from the Latin littera, “a letter of the alphabet,” literature is first and foremost humankind’s entire body of writing; after that it is the body of writing belonging to a given language or people; then it is individual pieces of writing.” It is only within that broad generalization that we see… Read More It’s all Literature

Books, fantasy, reading, Review, romance

Review: Chicken Feet and Comfort Reading

No, no, I haven’t been cooking with chicken feet. Yes, I know it’s a thing. No, I really don’t plan to try it, although at least I know to take the chicken toenails off before serving. I’m talking about When Chicken Feet Cross the Highway by Alma Boykin. I’m always a sucker for Baba Yaga,… Read More Review: Chicken Feet and Comfort Reading

Book List, childhood, family, reading

Children’s Book Recommendations

Timely for Christmas, timeless for other events.  Let me put the following list in some context. You’re seeing the cleaned up version of two long-running conversations from a closed group for children’s book recommendations. This is something we seem to do on a regular basis, so I grabbed it, took names and identifiers off, and… Read More Children’s Book Recommendations