A Mind of Winter

The Snowman One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pine-trees crusted with snow; And have been cold a long time To behold the junipers shagged with ice, The spruces rough in the distant glitter Of the January sun; and not to think Of any misery in […]

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Sailing to Sarantium Prologue, a close reading

I’m re-reading Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay and I’ve decided to finally get around to a project I’ve been meaning to pursue for some time now: doing some close reading and blogging about my favorite bits of the book, inspired by the close readings of my friend Literacy Chic. This isn’t going to […]

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Daring the Wind and Waves: Three Library Book Picks

We’ve had a bunch of nice books out from the library, but these three stand out from our recent haul. Though to be honest they were my favorites, not necessarily the children’s, but they were appreciated and admired. Dare the Wind: The Record-breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern, illustrated […]

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Maps, Maps, Maps

On Facebook the conversation recently turned to maps. What books and resources do you use, how do you approach learning about maps? And I thought since I was making links over there anyway, it would also make a good blog post and then I’d have a more permanent cache of the links to my favorite […]

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