All posts by Elizabeth Fletcher

Five Books for the Holidays

December is very much upon us, which for bookish types means escaping the chaos of gift shopping, parties and relatives by curling up with a good read. During the holidays, I love to tuck into old and new favorites. Faithful tales that bring me joy. Here are some of my favorites. Little Women, by Louisa ...

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Laying in my bed the Friday after Thanksgiving, recovering from southern comfort foods eaten in excess and online shopping, equally overindulged in, I watched Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. The animated series reboots She-Ra: Princess of Power, which aired during the 1980s, a spin-off of the He-Man franchise. The series follows Adora, who has ...

Monthly Wrap: November 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: Thanksgiving in Savannah This year I spent Thanksgiving with immediate and extended family in Savannah, Georgia. My grandmother’s ...

Essay of the day: “Autumnal Tints” by Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau loved the natural world and held a deep respect for the organic changes brought by the seasons. This essay is a perfect read as fall sets in and we admire the multi-colored foliage. Thoreau enjoyed a good leaf-peeping as much as many of us do now, confused by his neighbors in Concord, ...

A Digital Exhibition of the History of U.S. Public Libraries

The United States has a long-running respect and tradition when it comes to public libraries. Libraries came about as an answer to the Enlightenment era, when science, reading, and learning found significance in much of the western world. Access to books was difficult for most people pre-Revolutionary War. Benjamin Franklin, along with members of his ...

Monthly Wrap: October 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: Science-Fiction Writing Class At the beginning of the month I started a six-week Science-Fiction Writing Workshop through Emory ...

Short Story Pick: “A Walk in the Dark” by Arthur C. Clarke

Straight out of the pulps, Arthur C. Clarke’s science-fiction/horror short story published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1950, tells the story of a man on a far off planet looking for the port station in the dead of night. His tractor broke down and his flash light went out; all he can do now is ...

Thirty, Nerdy and Thriving: Accomplishments and goals for the next decade

Turning thirty is like crashing onto an uncharted island or the room at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey– you wake up and say, “Okay, now what?” I turned thirty in July and it didn’t really sink in until a week ago, when I went to the dentist and had to write down my ...

Monthly Wrap: September 2018

Monthly Wrap is my monthly post about recent happenings and things I’m loving, or just feel like sharing. In other words, whatever happens to be taking up space in my brain. Here’s where my head has been lately: Books, Books, Books I have been reading excessively this month, probably an effort to ignore the Atlanta heat ...

Five Classic Reads for Fall

Each season inspires in its own unique way, but there’s something special about fall. The air cools down to a crispness, making us want to wrap up in a cozy sweater and sip on something warm. Certain classic books have this cozy, crisp quality about them, pairing well with the weather. Some of these books ...