Emily Readalong: Emily Climbs

Contains spoilers! When it came to writing the sequels to her novels, Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon, L.M. Montgomery "felt little interest". According to Mary Henley Rubio in The Gift of Wings, it was "only her personal discipline that got her through the sequels, where her feisty heroines had to be … Continue reading Emily Readalong: Emily Climbs

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Emily Readalong: Emily of New Moon

Many people are familiar with Anne of Green Gables, but Emily of New Moon is not as well known. I'm not really sure why this is... but an article at Literary Hub suggests it's because "Anne has always wanted us to know her; Emily has never been sure." One of Anne's characteristics is that she is … Continue reading Emily Readalong: Emily of New Moon

‘Flannery’ by Lisa Moore and ‘Trapped In Ice’ by Eric Walters

Flannery by Lisa Moore I have to admit that when I saw that Lisa Moore's new book was written for young readers, I was disappointed. But, there was no need. I was sucked into this book from page one; Lisa Moore has a way with words and characters that still surprises me. Young and old readers … Continue reading ‘Flannery’ by Lisa Moore and ‘Trapped In Ice’ by Eric Walters

Reading The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen To My Son

 I still read aloud to my 11-year-old son at bedtime. We do it because he still loves it, so we have just never stopped, but here are a few other good reasons to do it. We have read so many good books together over the years, including all 7 Harry Potter books, the Narnia books, Dragon … Continue reading Reading The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen To My Son