I have recently read five books in which the author tells the story through the lens of different characters. Each chapter is a different person experiencing, sometimes narrating, a new situation, often in a new year or timeframe. One … Continue reading Five Tips for Writing with Multiple Perspectives: A Reader’s Reflections on Five Books
My siblings brought me closer to the twenty-first century over Christmas celebrations last year. I now know how to torment them with obnoxious gifs, and they loaded my podcast feed with recommendations. I have limited time to enjoy podcasts on … Continue reading Terry Gross, NPR Podcast, and Some Winning Non-Fiction Book Recommendations
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The other title I had in mind was: Our decision to homeschool. The absence of picture book reviews is directly correlated to this shift in our educational avenues for our daughters. As I will be their primary teacher, the challenge … Continue reading Where Did All the Picture Books Go?
Have you ever read a hashtag, recognized what it meant, and then had your eyes read it again and realize it said something else entirely? I’ll give you a couple examples: Exhibit 1 happened about a year ago. Walking in … Continue reading Oh Be Careful Little Hashtag What You Say
This is, by far, the biggest thank you note I’ve ever written – or at least the one with the widest reach. I’m still around even though it seems as though I’ve been hibernating on the blogging front. And I … Continue reading Gobsmacked at 5000!
Since I’ve not been reviewing every book that I read, I thought I’d start the year with a one-post-ten-books overview. I’ve got a classic, some books on prayer, several Caribbean reads, some history, fiction and nonfiction. Off to a bang-up … Continue reading First 10 Books of the Year
I gushed on Instagram (at least as close as I can say I’ve ever gotten to “gushing” about something) about How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig. Thought it might be worthwhile to continue the gushing over here. This … Continue reading Book Note: How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig
I mentioned in my 2018 reading goals post that I would be attempting to read 26 books from my TBR pile – one for each letter of the alphabet. I had modified the challenge slightly in that post and here it … Continue reading Going Through My TBR – Alphabet Style A-M