Literary Inspiration: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg Destination: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York Long before the Night at the Museum films there were two children that spent several nights in a museum. Those two children were Claudia and Jamie Kincaid, from E. L….
Find Antoine de Saint Exupery in Paris
Location: Paris, France Literary Inspiration: Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery About the Book The seemingly autobiographical tale of Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) has remained one of my most cherished books since the first time studying it in high school French class. This little French story of a stranded…
Literary Destination: The Wizarding World, Orlando, FL
“I want to discuss something with you, but I need you to remain calm while I tell you,” my friend Traci caught me as I was entering my dorm room. Wondering what was coming next I waited. “I’m planning a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando and the hotel will be cheaper if we split it between 4 of us. I need one more person.” Remain calm?? Who was she kidding? YES YES YES I WANT TO GO! When do we leave?!?!
Author Talk: Sharon Kay Penman Gave Me A Cupcake!
I have been a fan of Sharon Kay Penman’s novels since before there was Facebook, and before every author had a blog. If you’d have told me then that thanks to social media I would one day not only meet the author that inspired me to choose history as a college major, but that she would hand me a cupcake for coming to her book reading, I would not have believed you.
6 Reasons to Love Chincoteague, Virginia
There are some places you just fall in love with…and then keep going back. For me, one of those places is Chincoteague, Virginia. Here are my top 6 reasons for loving this little seaside town: This little seaside haven was made famous by the book Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (Goodreads link), so naturally,…