Do You Like Your Name?

In Eleanor Brown's The Weird Sisters, the three sisters felt defined by their names and their roles within the family dynamic. Due to being named after characters in Shakespeare's plays, the sisters felt that their roles had been chosen for them. ...more
I like my name--I enjoy that it's not super common.  My mom says she got my name from a ... more

I Could Have Been A Different Person

The character of the mother in Eleanor Brown's The Weird Sisters was one of the most interesting characters to me. She is never given a name, she is just the mother. Yet more than anything it is her illness that pulls the girls back home and it is her words that help to, finally, push Rose out of the nest. ...more
The moment I realized my mother was human is too personal to talk about.  It was a time a great ... more

Do You Have a Library Card?

One of the things I loved most about Eleanor Brown's The Weird Sisters were all of the lovely passages about books and libraries. Almost every time books were mentioned I found myself wanting to stick a Post-It on that page to mark its spot. Brown and the Andreas sisters understood book lovers. ...more
I do have a library card, though I find that with my bad habits it is more of a "Monthly-fee ... more

Which Of The Weird Sisters Are You Most Like?

Eleanor Brown's The Weird Sisters is the story of three sisters. They are bound by familial love, but really they don't particularly like each other. They are too different from one another and were never really bothered to get to know one another until they are all called home by their mother's illness. ...more
I don't know if I'm really that much like any of the sisters. But I think I'd like to be a ... more

Knorr Four™ Recipe Contest

Here's the link to my Knorr entry: