These beautiful words were written by Edith Wharton, an American novelist, short story writer, and designer who was born on 24 January 1862She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1921 for her novel “The Age of Innocence” She loved dogs, although she seldom included them in her fiction: they […]🐕”My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet” 🐕 — words and music and stories
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Milt and I push his small rowboat into the lake’s calm waters on a sunny, early morning. Fishin’ is absolutely on our minds. Milt’s boat has stood the test of time, and she definitely looks it. There are patches here and there, scrapped and worn paint, and even some mismatched […]Monday Memories: Start Bailin’ — Big Sky Buckeye
Some of you may have read this story before. It is included in an anthology of winning stories and poetry from twelve authors who took part in Stevie Turner’s ‘Share Your Short Story’ monthly writing competition, which ran from October 2017 to February 2020 on Stevie’s WordPress blog. All royalties from book sales are donated […]A Christmas Story — Darlene Foster’s Blog
In this work we will briefly discuss human relationships with animals followed by a look at the main structure of the tale tale type of The Faithful Hound. Three examples of such tales from different countries will be retold before concluding with a few reflections that may offer a deeper insight into the story.Animals and Injustice: Exploring The Motif of the Faithful Hound — Under the influence!
Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. PREVIOUS TOP TEN TUESDAY TOPICS: August 18: Books that Should be Adapted […]Top Ten Tuesday: Halloween Freebie — The Book Lovers’ Sanctuary
Meetings with animals wild and tame make me happy. And while birds touch my soul most profoundly, I’m always grateful for opportunities to observe and photograph other creatures. All of the following pictures were taken this summer, except for the last one. I had to chuckle when I came across these slightly uncommon pets: not […]Animal Encounters — tanja britton
*Gerald Durrell’s books about animals in Corfu are fantastic.
Of Love and Politics Japanese literature is one of the vastest and most diverse in the world of literature. Its influence extends beyond Japan and has been in existence for centuries. Lady Murasakami Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji is recognized as one of the earliest published novels. Two Japanese writers – Yasunari Kawabata and Kenzaburō […]Book Review # 204: After the Banquet — The Pine-Scented Chronicles
*Fascinating, I should know more about Japanese literature. Find this book here.
Information Goodreads: Mighty Jack and the Goblin KingSeries: Mighty Jack #2Source: LibraryPublished: 2017 Summary Maddy has been taken by a giant! Now it is up to Jack and Lilly to save her. But, when the two get separated, Jack will have to figure out how to complete his mission on his own. Review Mighty Jack […]Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions
Reading at any age is a good thing. This book looks like a great adventure.
A September of Demento- Today’s song is “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” by Leonard Nimoy- aka Spock from Star Trek. I have always thought it curious that both Nimoy and Bill Shatner in the wake of their Star Trek fame recorded albums- Shatner always seemed to be doing his Rolling Stones to Nimoy’s Beatles [in […]A SEPTEMBER OF DEMENTO- “THE BALLAD OF BILBO BAGGINS”- LEONARD NIMOY — slicethelife
By special request I am sharing Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story and I hope those of you who have not read his adventures will enjoy… Last time we had the sadness of new kittens who were not with us very long and it is now time to share some happiness with Sam’s favourite things… Chapter […]Smorgasbord – Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story Chapter Seven- Snow and Favourite Things by Sally Cronin — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine