October 5 is World Teacher’s Day, when we pay tribute to the teachers that have made a difference in our lives. These are the educators that open minds and not just textbooks; that encourage us to learn how to solve problems, to explore our world, to become critical thinkers—and to learn about ourselves in the… Read More »
The meta-experience of reading about books in our books is a special treat for readers; a virtual high-five sent through the ether from writer to reader and back again. An even bigger treat is when a writer allows readers to enter a world of stacks and shelves; to peruse a library whose existence we hadn’t… Read More »
Welcome to the Fictional Food Pop-Up Café, serving gastronomical delights straight from the pages of our favourite books. Some of these treats you may have tasted before, some are truly the stuff of fantasy, but each dish on the menu is a feast for the imagination. Bon Appetit!
Tags: Amy Tan, Annie Barrows, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, diana gabaldon, Douglas Adams, Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, jack kerouac, Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate, Lisa See, Marsha Mehran, Mary Ann Shaffer, On the Road, Pomegranate Soup, Richard C. Morais, Roald Dahl, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Joy Luck Club, The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Voyager
Reading about readers is a particularly special pleasure, and the readers we read about often come to us early in life when we are at our most impressionable and open-minded. I can’t think of a better role model than a character who loves books as much as we do, and helps us carry on that… Read More »
Tags: A Game of Thrones, A Series of Unfortunate Events, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Anne of Green Gables, Betty Smith, George R. R. Martin, Harper Lee, Harry Potter, J.D. Salinger, J.K. Rowling, L.M. Montgomery, Lemony Snicket, little women, louisa may alcott, Markus Zusak, Matilda, Roald Dahl, The Book Thief, The Catcher in the Rye, to kill a mockingbird