Good morning all! This blog is approximately three (three!) months old. Now that we've settled into a groove, it seems like the appropriate time to introduce you to some of the forces behind the blog. Today, Minion #3 (henceforth known as M3) turns TWO! In honor of her birthday, here are some of my favorite pictures … Continue reading Meet The Pets of The Place Between
Do you ever re-read books from your childhood and think "wow, this is a seriously weird book"? I recently went through a phase where I re-read books that I loved when I was younger. Aside from the fact that they seem so much shorter now, the subject matter of most them surprised me. A few … Continue reading Revisiting Ruth White’s Belle Prater’s Boy
If there was ever any chance that Dee and I wouldn't be absolutely enchanted by The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, it went out the door when Claudia and Jamie bathed in the fountain at the Met and realized they could replenish their spending money with the coins in the bottom.
“One way to tell if you're really comfortable with a person is if you can be quiet together sometimes and not feel awkward. If you don't feel obligated to say something brilliant or funny or surprising or cool. You can just be together. You can just be.” Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice on Her Way