It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/17/17

  I shouldn’t have loved this book. It contains two of my fiction pet peeves. First, there are so many tragic events: so much bad has never happened to one child within such a short timespan, except in a Chris Crutcher novel. Second, it downplays the debilitating effects of trauma. Our main character, Ben, has…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/10/17

On the blog: My #MustReadin2017 update A slice about marathoning Gilmore Girls with my son In reading: My favorite book of the week was Sandra Merkle’s nonfiction picture book, The Great Leopard Rescue: Saving the Amur Leopards. The photos are absolutely gorgeous, and there is so much interesting information. I told my husband he had…

#MustReadin2017 Spring Update

I love making #MustRead lists, but I’ll be honest: that’s usually where it ends for me. If I manage to read three or four titles on the list, that’s a very successful reading experience for me. There’s something about putting a book on a list and deciding to read it that makes me lose interest…

Stars Hollow: Slice of Life #sol17

We have taken up residency in Stars Hollow. I leave my house expecting to walk across the town square, maybe take my coffee to sit in the gazebo. I will no doubt run into Kirk, who will have some harebrained new scheme and miss all my social cues. Luke’s Diner, Taylor’s Soda Shoppe, Mrs. Kim’s…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/3/17

For those who struggle to comprehend much math or computer talk (like me!), biographies of Ada Lovelace can be tricky. Much as I want to love her, I just can’t quite understand what her big ideas were. But Robinson translates Lovelace’s ideas into language that even I could follow. And the art is exquisite. A…

April Writing Challenges #sol17

Last year at the end of March slicing, I was so in the zone with daily writing, and I wanted to keep going. I needed a new challenge. For those who find themselves in the same good predicament of wanting to keep writing and needing a new challenge, here are some ideas. Another popular daily…