Word by Word

Creating myself one word at a time.

The goal with these Throwback Thursday blogs, to this point, has been to reminisce about books I’ve loved through the years. I’ve thrown in everything from pretty mainstream fiction to classic. But, all the books have had one thing in common: I liked them. Or rather loved them. Well, today brings something a little different: …

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Anna Karenina

I’ve been saving this book for the last few weeks. Maybe a little because I didn’t want to come off as one of those academic people who casually name drop classic literature. “Well, when I read ‘The Mill on the Floss’ it was the tension of Maggie’s desires and her circumstances…” So, I’m not going …

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This is the continuation of a series of blogs looking back on the books that made an impression on me in my youth. By the time I went off to college in 19…, well the year doesn’t really matter, I’d already read a fair number of books considered classics. You know the lineup: “Anna Karenina,” …

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If you’re of a certain age, say about 30 to 35 years-old, there is only one Anne Shirley. She looks a lot like the actress Megan Follows. There were two movies made when I was a young girl: Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. I was about six or seven when the first …

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Exploring the books from my past. I went through this whole phase where I was a total book snob. If the author hadn’t been dead for at least 50 years, I wasn’t going to read it. In the last few years, I have returned to current day writing and I am so glad I did. …

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