Rough Stone Rolling

The prophet Joseph Smith said that he felt worn and shaped like a rough stone rolling, with all the rough edges knocked off of him.  I feel like that a lot – like a rock in a tumbler, with no control over who/what I hit in the process or where I will rebound.  How strange […]

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Evolution of a Book Cover

When people first started binding books, just the name on the side of the book was something only a skilled craftsman could do, embossing or stamping the leather that was used as the cover.  But even the earliest books have decorative covers: Illuminated texts like The Book of The Kells, might have given people the […]

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In Defense of Happily Ever Afters

In a continuation of my defense of the Disney Princess, and along the lines of why classic fantasy (along with the classic sidekick), I thought I would address the importance of the “Happy Ending.” Many of you are well aware that classic fairy tales do not have a happy ending.  Grimm’s Fairy Tales come from […]

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Top Ten Book List

With my Kindle addiction growing–the text to speech has turned me into a virtual bookworm–I thought it might be a good idea to blog my top ten book list. This list is based on the amount of times I have read the books – therefore, the top book is the book I’ve read the most […]

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