It’s National Carrot Cake Day! You’ll Love These Recipes

It’s National Carrot Cake Day! You’ll Love These Recipes

Sometimes when you’re reading, you need a snack and today is National Carrot Cake Day! Carrots = good eyesight = more reading. I’m taking a brief interlude from just the books to show you five awesome carrot cake recipes that are sure to make all of your mouths water. If you’d like some more recipes, here is a book that lists eight awesome recipes. Keep an eye out for a video of a book reading and book links down below, all in the spirit of Carrot Cake Day!       image via gimme some oven   1. gimme some …

Think You Understand An Old Book? Think Again!

Think You Understand An Old Book? Think Again!

Do you remember reading those curriculum books when you were in school? Do books like Diary of a Young Girl, Animal Farm, or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ring any bells? If so, what would you think if I was to say that what you understood about those books you read as a child will now be very different now as an adult?   image via pbs     Vivian Gornick’s new book, Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader, discusses this exactly. In her book, she writes how re-reading a book as an older woman has shown she has a different …

You’ll be Mystified Reading the ‘Grasmere Journals’

You’ll be Mystified Reading the ‘Grasmere Journals’

Dorothy Wordsworth was born on December 25, 1771, and is the lesser-known Wordsworth writer compared to William.  She is more of a diarist, with some poems written here and there. If you were unfamiliar with her until now, let me walk you through her ‘Grasmere Journals‘ containing some amazing diary entries about the area she grew up in: Cockermouth, Cumberland.     image via poeticous   The ‘Grasmere Journals’ are split up into sections, with there being four in total. Each section is filled with such amazing imagery and details that you can picture exactly what Dorothy was seeing when …

What Makes Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ Relatable to Us

What Makes Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ Relatable to Us

We all look for literature we can relate to.  Sometimes, we’ll read something that unfortunately doesn’t quite connect with us, and we may up wondering why we picked up the book in the first place. But one book that was published in 1818 and is still relevant today is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.   image via origins   Mary Shelley was someone who had a difficult life from the moment she was born.  Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, died shortly after giving birth to her.  So, her father, William Godwin, and her stepmother, Mary Jane Clairmont, were the ones who raised …