While laughing with Father Tim, we pause wishing we lived in Karon’s fictional town of Mitford. It’s peaceful; it’s cozy. All around, it’s the small hometown you always dreamt of. Yet, in a small section hidden within Blowing Rock, NC, you’ll find a town much like the one from Karon’s books. Read more
Always walk into a book expecting to come out different. When deliberately searching for a lesson, you will find it. Not only will your reading experience be enhanced but your personal growth will abound when applying them.
I look back at doing the Three Day Quote Challenge as others would look back on their weekend vacation. “How can it be done already!?” I groan to myself. “I was having so much fun!” Yet, who said I had to stop? (I mean, seriously now?) So, for no reason other than just because, here is a bonus quote. Read more
I owe my new blogging buddy, Writing Like Crazy a huge thank you for choosing me to do this challenge.How fun!!! 😀
I know I’m really supposed to find one quote per day….but I found two instead. O:)
Have we not seen this with both the Nazis and within terrorism? Interestingly enough, Heine’s books were burned during the Nazi’s campaign to erase un-german philosophy.
On a related note….
What is a dictatorial government’s first line of defense? A lot of the times, it’s ignorance. The public must not be able to think for themselves but instead be told what to think. Why do you think North Korea has banned the classics and other books from the West? What would have happened if Heine’s quote would have been found in Nazi Germany? Horror upon horrors: would it have been taken seriously? Would someone have actually started thinking? OOOOH, scary!!! It’s simple: read a book, stop a dictator. 😉
Now, the hardest decision of the day: who to tag?
Along with hominy and a camping spot next to a creek, what else could make my vacation in Maggie Valley perfect? That’s a silly question. How about a book? The sleepy mountain town in At Home In Mitford is materialized as you note the many similarities between it and the Valley. Read more
Have you ever camped at Maggie Valley? Well, neither had we. Many times we drove through while on our way to Cherokee or Gatlinburg, but it’s not a place you’d notice much. It has no big attractions or shopping centers, but that didn’t stop us from having the best time of our lives!
This book plunges you into the heart of hot moral issues, slaps you in the face with bold truth, and leaves you with eyes wide open! This is: Read more
Like her contemporary, Elizabeth Gaskell’s concern for social rights during the Industrial Revolution is apparent in her writings. Her first novel, Mary Barton is no exception. Read more