A to Z Book Tag Survey

[For today’s Throwback Thursday, I’m taking it back with a repost from my main website.] This is pretty cool. Spotted a post on Scribbles in the Margin about the A-to-Z Book Tag, originated by The Perpetual Page-Turner. I haven’t participated in a book tag before, but the concept seems straightforward; it’s like the blog community’s version of a…

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Visiting Rosie’s Dog Beach, Long Beach, CA

Buddy recently got to go to the beach, and it was so much fun for him! We took him to Rosie’s Dog Beach, which is located in the heart of Long Beach. I actually had never heard of this place. For the longest, I thought that the only dog beaches in the area were the ones in Malibu and Huntington Beach, so I was pleasantly surprised to find one in Long Beach. Overall, it was a really great, hassle-free, experience. Here are some things you should know if you’re interested in checking it out.

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Ballona Creek: Westside Los Angeles’ Best Kept Secret

Ballona Creek. Quite frankly, it’s not that much of a mystery to us Westsiders. Especially those of us living in Venice, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Culver City and Mar Vista. I mean, it’s a giant 9-mile waterway that runs all the way to the beach – it’s pretty hard to miss! More than…

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Iconic Writer Interviews: Blank on Blank

For Throwback Thursday, I’m taking it back to some of Blank on Blank’s best episodes featuring iconic writers. For the uninitiated, Blank on Blank is produced by Quoted Studies and features vintage interview tapes, set to artistic animations. These episodes are great because they show us some insight into these author’s life experiences and how…

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The Really, Really Giving Tree | #TBT

National Poetry Day was earlier this week, and I was planning on making today’s #TBT post about Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, but I found this funny video instead. So many of us read this book as kids, and we tend to romanticize it as a story about unconditional love, but there are much darker implications under the…

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