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Wine and Book

Some things just naturally go together like a horse and carriage, peanut butter and jelly, and Batman and Robin. So why not books and beverages? If I may be so bold, I would like to suggest the following pairings for your enjoyment. Looking for something a little tropical with a touch of ocean breezes and […]

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5 Excellent Animated Films NOT produced by Disney

Princess Aurora, Cinderella, and Ariel

It is true that for decades Disney studios have produced widely popular films for children. It is also true that Disney films are regularly criticized for portraying cultural, racial, and gender stereotypes that cause many parents to question the problematic messages they give to children. Despite the controversies associated with Disney films, I admit that I have enjoyed the occasional screening of Sleeping Beauty and other […]

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15 Ways to Have a More Literary Winter

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When the days get shorter and the weather gets chilly, it's the perfect time to cozy up with a book. But maybe you need a little added inspiration for things to do during the colder months to bring more books into your life. Here are some suggestions for ways to have a more literary winter. […]

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YA Books To Help You Survive Your Winter Break

The two weeks of winter break are fast approaching and if you're looking for a way to pass the long, dark, cold hours I suggest you check out one of these winter or holiday-inspired books. Each book is set during the winter months and pairs perfectly with a cup of something hot. From tree decorating, […]

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