Saturday, February 9, 2008

This is a wonderful website for getting a laugh from some of your favorite books and learning about books that you might never have thought to read.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

This is the fairy tale that should have been read to us when we were little:

Once upon a time in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle. The frog hopped into the princess' lap and said:
'Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome prince, until an evil witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young prince that I am
and then, my sweet, we can marry and set up housekeeping in your castle with my mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so. ' That night, as the princess dined sumptuously on lightly sauteed frog legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce,
she chuckled and thought to herself: “I don't think so.”
as the princess dined sumptuously

Okay, maybe this isn't literally literature, but I love it. I just had to share it.
This is so powerful. I could hardly believe the statistics on illiteracy. I think that the way into poverty is illiteracy and the thing preventing people from getting out of poverty is illiteracy is so true and needs to have more attention brought to it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


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Not everything a person reads needs to be "highbrow," but I do believe that the books people read should have merit as a work of unique creation. I believe we sell ourselves short if all the books we read have the same formula or plot. Changing the characters names and settings doesn't make a unique creation.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Reading is a way for me to relax. I've always wondered about why people don't read. Literacy is a big issue in the U.S. today. Teens graduate from high school and can't even read. How does that happen. Parensts really need to be responsible, along with the teachers, to make sure their child can read.