Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read

Wait Till Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn Wait Til Helen Comes, by Mary Downing Hahn: When I was in my preteens, my mom took us to the library at least once every couple of weeks. Between listening to Harry Potter and Goosebumps on tape, I found myself wandering through the middle school reader “ghostContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: 5 Chilling Stories from Childhood I Still Re-read”

5 Weird Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch At Least Once

Some movies just stick with you, even if they don’t have the best cinematography, effects, or even script. Below are some Halloween-related ones that I still watch every year. What underrated Halloween movies are your favorites? Van Helsing (PG-13) I don’t know if it’s the tragic almost-love story, the combination of some of my favoriteContinue reading “5 Weird Underrated Halloween Movies You Should Watch At Least Once”

Book Review: Rebecca (Abridged Version)

I can’t believe it took me this long to finally read this classic gothic tale (one that is so short, yet so captivating), but I’m happy I finally did…especially in time for the Netflix film adaption coming out this month! I would like to delve into the unabridged version eventually…but I hope I won’t beContinue reading “Book Review: Rebecca (Abridged Version)”

Movie Review: Netflix’s “Enola Holmes”

(Disclaimer: This review contains SPOILERS. This is my own rating and my own personal opinions about the film) Meet the charismatic, unconventional teenage sister of infamous detective Sherlock Holmes. Upon finding her mother missing, who is the one person who has always been the one constant in her life, young Enola Holmes uses the crime-solvingContinue reading “Movie Review: Netflix’s “Enola Holmes””

September 2020 Book Vlog

Happy Autumn! As you can probably guess, there were a lot of books/stories I delved into this month! I’ve listed them and their authors below. Feel free to read more detailed reviews of some of these books on my blog. Happy Reading! Teaching the Literature Survey Course, by Gwynn Dujardin (et al) The Literature Workshop,Continue reading “September 2020 Book Vlog”

Book Review: The Lady and the Highwayman, by Sarah M. Eden

“…One did not treat an author poorly without consequences.”

7 Spooky Story Recs for October

These are some stories I read in 2020 that have eerie elements of suspense, horror, and mystery that will get you in the mood for the upcoming Halloween season! Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier In this 1938 Gothic quick-read, a young woman unveils the mystery surrounding the death of her new husband’s former wife andContinue reading “7 Spooky Story Recs for October”

Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe

Overview The amazingly detailed cover drew me in and once I read the blurb, I was intrigued. How fortuitous that I stumbled across this find at a thrift store a mere month or so after returning from my trip to Salem, Massachusetts. I had always been fascinated by the history surrounding the Salem Witch Trials,Continue reading “Book Review: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, by Katherine Howe”

6 Graphic Memoir Recs for Middle School World Lit

Hi Teachers! Below are some of the recommendations I have for those of you designing middle school curriculums for units that may or may not include memoir-writing, world literature, global awareness, cultural connectivity, etc. As always, please be sure to read these books before incorporating them into your curriculum as some of them may notContinue reading “6 Graphic Memoir Recs for Middle School World Lit”

Book Review: The Bone Houses, by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Let’s be honest, one of the main reasons I was drawn to this book was because of its cover…Wow! Although this was initially a book that was down at the bottom of my TBR’s, I am impressed by how quick of a read it was (once I finally sat down and read it!). Due toContinue reading “Book Review: The Bone Houses, by Emily Lloyd-Jones”