Finally got to read book #3 in the Beezus & Ramona series: Ramona the Brave! These stories are so cute and Ramona truly was brave - she was in first grade after all. My great-niece starts first grade tomorrow. I know she will be brave, too. She loves school! #107 #BookSpinBingo #23 #TAILSandTALESforADULTS #34 #SERIES2021 #HSREADATHON
These #audiobooks are perfect for the mood I‘m in now. I‘ve been feeling down today, and Ramona‘s fun adventures have been just the lift I need! Stockard Channing does such a wonderful job bringing Ramona, Beezus, and the whole crew to life.
In this installment, Ramona has to be brave in the first grade. Her teacher doesn‘t appreciate her, her deskmate is a copycat, there‘s a scary new bedroom, and a dog steals her shoe! Yikes!
Happy 104th birthday to Beverly Cleary! I‘m so grateful for the Ramona books, which were the first I remember really reading on my own.
#GratefulReads Day 22 - #favoriteauthor
Like most of you, it seems, I have more than one favorite author. Beverly Cleary, Mo Willems, Sandra Boynton, and E. B. White are at the top for children's authors. For grown-ups, Marilynne Robinson, Shirley Jackson, and Otessa Moshfegh rarely disappoint.
Happy 103rd birthday Beverly Cleary !!! 💚
In every library or bookstore I visit.... I always have to check for the Beverly Cleary books. Ramona was the first character in a book that I truly could relate to and she was from right here in Oregon! I‘ve been hooked on finding those relatable characters in young adult books ever since. Beverly Cleary will always be my true favorite author. Beverly Cleary is love. ❤️ #beverlycleary
1. An article about the best apps for book lovers. 2. It seems like from birth, but probably around age 5. 3. Books I read over and over as a kid, like Little Women and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. 4. Underground Railroad. 5. Crafts and spending time with family. 6. Mad Men. 7. Great Swedish Fairy Tales 8. Goodreads. 9. No. 10. My parents, but especially my dad. #10questions @LazyOwl
I recently reread this childhood classic for a reading challenge prompt. It was a total stress reliever to revisit the world of Ramona! I thought Littens would relate to this passage about when Ramona was learning to read. Beverly Cleary captured a child's mind so well!
This girl was knee-deep in fantasy novels, but as for non-magical characters she admired, she wanted to be Ramona. Ramona showed young me to take charge and dream-- and that girls could have awesome, hair-brained schemes, too.
Nowadays, I still love reading books about funny women taking charge. Huge shout-out to Beverly Cleary for clearing a path for aspiring feminists who are still perfecting their double-Dutch skills. #throwbackthursday