It’s harder to watch movies than read books?
This year I took a challenge issued by my friend Heather to read 50 books and watch 50 movies in this calendar year and to blog reviews of all of them. It’s been a really fun blog to read–other people’s reads are always interesting. It’s kind of like peeking into someone’s mind, or behind their […]
Books that Grab–and a Breakthrough
My sister in law went to girls camp this week, and I’ve been kicking myself — because I forgot to send a copy of a book, Lucky Change by Susan Law Corpany, along with her. She really NEEDED this book at girls camp, and I’ve failed her. This is the wonderful sister in law who thinks […]
Denmark and Peach Rings
My friend Tina used to live just down the road. I’d go by and she’d let my kids jump on her trampoline with the sprinklers on, or she’d let my buy fresh chicken eggs from her, or we’d just visit. So lovely. Now she has up and moved about 3 hours away. I only get to […]
Elf (novel) on the Shelf!
My friend Anna from my American Night Writers group has been “bitten by the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy-bug,” she says, and is on an elf novel kick. Her sixth elf novel in just five years is now in print and e-book and ready to read, all you fantasy fans! I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I admit […]
Book Review: The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
My friend Megan has been telling me about her friend Jennifer Nielsen who is this fantastic writer she knew in Utah and who recently got picked up by Scholastic (!) for a three-book middle grade deal. Woo hoo! Kudos to writers who get the Big Deal! Really happy for her! So, I was at the school […]
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