Book Reviews · Lit Life

Give the Gift of Edgar Allan Poe Forevermore!

Be the book nerd at the baby shower with Jennifer Adams’s Edgar Gets Ready for Bed! Tomorrow is National Children’s Book Day, so today’s post is all about my favorite children’s books. Honestly, I could name a million children’s books from my childhood–The Stinky Cheese Man, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, my main man Seuss–but I thought for my… Continue reading Give the Gift of Edgar Allan Poe Forevermore!

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday: Bellicose

Here at Lit & Love, we obviously love words. In a collective effort to celebrate and expand our vocabulary, every Wednesday we will be posting a word we love: words we discover in our readings, words we stumble across in our conversations, or sometimes words that we just like the sound of. How can you get in… Continue reading Word Nerd Wednesday: Bellicose

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Wearable Puns: Sport a Book Bag, Old Sport!

I absolutely love my Book Messenger Bag and Book Billfold from ThinkGeek 🙂 One way to show off your love of books is through your accessories. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received over my “Book Bag” that my husband bought me for Christmas. I use the messenger bag in the picture above as… Continue reading Wearable Puns: Sport a Book Bag, Old Sport!

Original Writing

Bury Me with Books

When I die, bury me with my books, so that you will know I am not alone, and that you did all you could. I will have my many memories with me, reflecting bits of me like stones catching the light in a brook, but that seems so little. I remember the padded lid of… Continue reading Bury Me with Books

Freewrite Friday · Original Writing

Freewrite Friday: _______ Dreams

Raise up your glasses because it’s finally Friday! That means that we are going to do another Freewrite Friday writing prompt! The prompt for this week is pretty simple. Simply look down at what you are currently drinking and write a piece entitled  “ (Insert whatever you’re drinking)  Dreams.” It could be Whiskey Dreams, Earl… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: _______ Dreams

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday: Cusp

Here at Lit & Love, we obviously love words. In a collective effort to celebrate and expand our vocabulary, every Wednesday we will be posting a word we love: words we discover in our readings, words we stumble across in our conversations, or sometimes words that we just like the sound of. How can you get in… Continue reading Word Nerd Wednesday: Cusp

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Happy National Poetry Month!

  National Poetry month is always a month I cherish in my classroom and my life. It pushes me to be a more creative educator, writer, and human. There’s something magical about the season shift, the extension of the day, that inspires me and my students during this time. I always teach the Romantic Poets… Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month!