Category Archives: From the Library

Shutters in France

When we visited France I found the shutters on the homes enchanting.  I envisioned generations of French homeowners throwing them open to the warmth and light of day and closing them again against the chill of night. I am reading … Continue reading

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Writing Prompt:  Passport When my kids were in elementary school I found little pretend passports.  Wanting to encourage reading and develop the concept of a global community, I decide to use the passports to track the books they read. Every … Continue reading

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I Love Eric Carle

Prompt: Favorite Children’s Book An early love in my life was author Ezra Jack Keats.  One of the first memories I have of being a school girl was heading straight to the section of shelves in the school library that … Continue reading

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Books That Changed Me

(Photos from library at Domaine De Chantilly, France.  The volumes in the final photo were as small as three inches tall.) Stumbling through the internet I came across a post on Paulo Coelho’s Blog titled 50 Books that Changed the World.  A … Continue reading

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Under the Walnut Tree

Our hammock sits in the shade of an old walnut tree.  Whenever I lie in it, I lose track of time. This is not a matter of the afternoon slipping away from me.  I stare up at the translucent leaves … Continue reading

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