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“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.”

~ Roald Dahl, “Matilda”

Happy Book Lovers Day! While every season is a good time to pick up a book, there’s something special about summer reading. Which is why it makes perfect sense that Book Lovers Day would fall during the summer months. Read the rest of this entry


…Be Outrageous


“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”

~Matilda, “Matilda”

 In case the quote didn’t give it away, today is Roald Dahl Day!

Today marks what would have been the beloved author’s 100th birthday, so the celebration is extra special. Read the rest of this entry

…Stand Tall

the-BFG-posterLike its title character, Steven Spielberg’s “The BFG” is a large, warm, lovable, and sometimes goofy film without any teeth. Okay, so technically The Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance) has teeth, but the film is lacking the signature Roald Dahl darkness of the original tale.

In the interest of not completely selling the film short, I’ll focus on what it does have first. Read the rest of this entry