Reading after a dance weekend: Laura Ingalls Wilder

My mom still has an old Singer sewing machine. In disuse, yes – as a sewing machine; it makes a great table – but I loved playing with it as a child. Lifting the lid to pull the machine out, pumping the treadle, watching the wheel spin…I love that machine. It is indelibly linked in … Continue reading Reading after a dance weekend: Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Jane Eyre & Wide Sargasso Sea

Jane Eyre & Wide Sargasso Sea Jane Eyre took me 10 years to read and 4 false starts. Despite never finishing the novel, I had firmly entrenched negative opinions on Jane Eyre, particularly concerning Mr. Rochester. Knowing the basic plot, and having seen the 1996 film version around the time of my first attempt, I … Continue reading Jane Eyre & Wide Sargasso Sea