Category Archives: Miscellaneous

In the middle of too many books

What I’m reading Goose Girl series by Shannon Hale (YA or older MG, fairy tales, beautiful writing) I’m working my way through this series and thoroughly enjoying it. It’s everything a fairy tale should be — dark and touching and … Continue reading

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My overgrown garden

Earlier this year, before a spate of chaos hit my life, I cleared the area at the foot of the rock wall for two new garden beds. We piled rocks at the edge of the cleared area intending to build … Continue reading

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Listen up! It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

What I read this week: The first full week back to school and sports was a little crazy so I didn’t get much reading done. I re-read Silhouette of a Sparrow to finished writing my review (I still love it). … Continue reading

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The Importance of Teachers: Poetry Friday #30

Sometimes it’s not the teachers you get along with that change you the most but the teachers you have a difficult relationship with. As a teen (who knew everything about poetry, of course) I had a fierce discussion with Mr. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday Earlybirds — UPDATED

*** Update **** Thank you, all you early birds. My post will be slightly delayed this morning because my son lost his custom mouthguard yesterday at a park and I need to go search the park for his $#*^#$ mouthguard. … Continue reading

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Swallows and Bats: Poetry Friday #28

Growing up, we used to spend summer weekends camping in the Catskills. At dusk we’d hike down to a little swimming hole. I would lie on my back and watch the shallows zooming. The only place I saw barn swallow … Continue reading

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Evocative writing and birds: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? #8

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale (mg, realistic fantasy) ★★★★☆ I finally got around to reading this and I’m sorry it took me so long. I loved the quiet, character-focused pacing of this book and the small but fully fleshed out … Continue reading

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Mother Reader 48hr Book Challenge, Day 1

Woo hoo! The starting line is here… I’m starting off with Dashner’s The Maze Runner. **** 1st Update, ~4 hours **** The Maze Runner (3.5hr reading, 15 min reviewing) Maze Runner was great. It started a little slowly but after … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday: A post-ful of excuses

Excuses. Yup. That’s all I’ve got for you today. Between being wrapped up revising one novel and starting a new one, having run out of pages in my sketchbook and not having gotten to the art supply store, and having … Continue reading

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I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth…

Promise. Had some stuff come up this week. I’ll be back next week!

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