Call the Midwife

Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth Penguin, 2012 3 volumes I love BBC TV. Even the old shows, with their fuzzy camera work and costumes that look as if they came out of a long-neglected dress-up bin. I don't have cable, however, and can't get PBS over my TV antenna, so I have to make … Continue reading Call the Midwife

The Gift of Inspiration: Anne of Green Gables

The Anne of Green Gables Series by Lucy Maude Montgomery L.C. Page & Co., 1908 (1st edition) 429 pages I've been mulling over this post since I first started this blog. I knew from day one that I'd eventually have to review Anne of Green Gables, but every time I thought of writing the post, … Continue reading The Gift of Inspiration: Anne of Green Gables

Precocious Princesses: Spindle’s End

This is the fifth (and final) post in my "Precocious Princesses" series, reviews of inspiring alternatives to traditional princess tales. Spindle's End by Robin McKinley Ace Books, 2001 354 pages If "Rapunzel" is progressive as princess tales go, "Sleeping Beauty" is at the opposite end of the spectrum. However embellished, the story usually goes something … Continue reading Precocious Princesses: Spindle’s End

Precocious Princesses: The Paper Bag Princess

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch; ill. by Michael Martchenko Annick Press, 1992 32 pages In honor of my first blogiversary, I've decided to do something every blogger has to do at some point or another: write a series.  I hope you'll enjoy reading it as much as I've enjoyed writing it! Princesses--they're everywhere. … Continue reading Precocious Princesses: The Paper Bag Princess