As my readers know, I’m working on a personal challenge of trying to push myself to read a bit out of my comfort zone. I even made up a whole challenge about it!
If you are a Harry Potter fan, you’ve probably wondered what it would be like to attend Hogwarts at least once in your life. Rejoice because the people at Hogwarts is Here have made attending Hogwarts somewhat possible. A large group of fans rallied together to make a pretty functional version school website for Hogwarts. If you can get past the fact that you’re using computers and the internet to access Hogwarts, you can enroll in some classes!
“Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times “ by Jennifer Worth
Genre: Adult Non-Fiction, Biography
Summary from Goodreads:
An unforgettable story of the joy of motherhood, the bravery of a community, and the hope of one extraordinary womanAt the age of twenty-two, Jennifer Worth leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become a midwife in post war London’s East End slums. The colorful characters she meets while delivering babies all over London-from the plucky, warm-hearted nuns with whom she lives to the woman with twenty-four children who can’t speak English to the prostitutes and dockers of the city’s seedier side-illuminate a fascinating time in history. Beautifully written and utterly moving, The Midwife will touch the hearts of anyone who is, and everyone who has, a mother. Continue reading
Hello Melissa from Bookmark Dragon!
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m Melissa – reader, writer, list maker, Beatles lover, chocolate and Thai food eater (not together), and keeper of Bookmark Dragon. I was born and raised in southern California, and have since lived in Massachusetts, Italy, and Indiana, though I currently live in none of those places. My husband and I and our adorable, squishy, 1-year-old daughter currently call Salt Lake City home. One of my dearest wishes is that our next home is located in a part of the world that does not snow.
We talk mostly about books and book-to-film adaptations over at Bookmark Dragon, but in case you want to know a little more about the woman behind the blog… I like card games, MarioKart, black nail polish, interior design, organizing things, Shakespeare, the corner pieces of the brownie pan, I got my bachelors and MA in literature (I really like this stuff) and have never lost a limbo contest. I also have not participated in a limbo context in about a decade, but that’s hardly relevant.
We’ve all heard it said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. For the most part, I try to live by that. With that said, on some level I still do judge books by their covers. These are some books that I’ve been pleasantly surprised by.
Wool by Hugh Howey
This cover kind of screams Self Published. It’s really simple and looks like there wasn’t a lot of work put into it. Thankfully I looked past that and gave the book a chance. It ended up being really good and I enjoyed all the parts of the first serial.