Library-Lubber, Yes I Am!

 As I’ve grown up, many of my interests have fallen by the wayside. No, I’m not on a self-actualized quest to become a jack-of-all-trades. I’ve just outgrown certain things, or they decided to outgrow me first. Tennis turned into keeping my kids from bouncing off the walls. Horseback riding was a tad to risky to … Continue reading Library-Lubber, Yes I Am!

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The Romanticism of Nathaniel Hawthorne

I’ve recently read several stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and I was so surprised that I loved them, that I just had to share my thoughts with you. A little refresher— Romanticism is described as the movement in literature that focused on the imaginative, the emotional, the irrational, the visionary and the transcendental.  In stark … Continue reading The Romanticism of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Margaret Fuller – A Woman Before Her Time

 Born in 1810,  Margaret Fuller  was one of the most influential personalities in early American literature. As a writer, lecturer, and editor of  The Dial, transcendentalism’s premier publication during it’s first two years, Margaret influenced the transcendentalist movement and is noted as being one of the earliest founders of women’s liberation. Forced through her education by … Continue reading Margaret Fuller – A Woman Before Her Time