The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

“In this way Penelope’s happy and sad feelings got all mixed up together, until they were not unlike one of those delicious cookies they have nowadays, the ones with a flat circle of sugary cream sandwiched between two chocolate-flavored wafers. In her heart she felt a soft, hidden core of sweet melancholy nestled inside crisp … Continue reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling

Why I Won’t Read “The Handmaid’s Tale”

I won’t read The Handmaid’s Tale. And it isn’t because I am a Christian who is afraid of being confronted by ideas that are unsettling. I graduated from Hillsdale College in the very late 1990s with a BA in Philosophy and Religion. I spent two semesters at the University of Oxford studying theology. I own … Continue reading Why I Won’t Read “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Easy to Read Wonder Tales

Easy to Read Wonder Tales, and Easy to Read Spooky Tales Veronika Martenova Charles’ “About the Author” page says that she, “creates stories for children that are inspired by her own travels around the world as well as her fascination with the stories and folklore of many lands.”  She has published ten “Easy to Read … Continue reading Easy to Read Wonder Tales