It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/7/18

On the blog: A conclusion to Poetry Writing Month with “What a Poem Needs” A slice about What’s in My Notebook My Children’s Literature students shared their Top 10 lists for the semester A reflection on what those pre-service teachers in Children’s Literature learned Another winning middle-grade novel from Erin Entrada Kelly, You Go First…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/16/18

The blog has been busy with poems this week, as I continue to attempt the National Poetry Writing Month Challenge. If you’d like a chance to win a copy of Karen Benke’s Rip the Page!, a inspirational creative writing guide, just comment on the Juxtaposition poem inspired by one of her exercises. I’ll draw a…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 4/2/18

It’s been so long since I’ve done a Monday post, I just might have forgotten how. And I have read so much and done a terrible job keeping track of my reading. The spiral notebook I’ve kept since 2000 (and a different notebook before that) listing all the books I finish has no entries since…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2/26/18 #imwayr

Wish is simply wonderful. A heartfelt story about a girl who thinks she knows where she belongs but discovers the home she prefers. I especially loved the setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and the strong Southern voices of the characters. So often Southern is overdone, but O’Connor gets it just right.…