Poetry Friday – Spooky Recommendation

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out the amazing Michelle Barnes’ blog,  Today’s Little Ditty to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ Hello and Happy Friday! Last week I was posting about the Madness Poetry beginning. This week I am posting about my Madness Poetry ending. I was up against a tough authlete, Myrna Foster, in the 1st round, and she out-poeted me.  Our word was MAHOGANY and she did a suburb job with her … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Spooky Recommendation

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/6/17

The weekly post where I recap all the KidLit books I’ve been reading. Occasionally, I’ll also review some adult fiction books as well. Be sure to check out Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to see what other kidlit readers are reading. Because, you know, we can never have too many books in our TBR pile.                                          Board Books Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) written by Chloe Perkins  illustrated by Archana Sreenivasan   I loved the illustrations in the book. I also like the idea … Continue reading It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 11/6/17

Poetry Friday – Inktober Finale

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Linda’s blog, Teacher Dance, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ I am giving away a copy of Ben Hatke’s Mighty Jack and the Goblin King!  Be sure to enter! I did it! 31 poems in 31 days. It may seem like a small feat to some, but I’m pretty proud of myself. Most of them won’t see the light of day after this month, a few turned … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Inktober Finale

Deadlands: Boneyard – Dark Fantasy Review

Deadlands: Boneyard by Seanan McGuire I received a free copy of this book to review At a Glance Genre(s): adult dark fantasy, weird west, horror, Age Range: Adult Plot: Set in the haunted frontier, Annie Pearl is the keeper of the oddities and freaks in the Blackstone Family Circus and Travelling Wonder Show. As the circus travels to Oregon for one last show before winter sets in, will Annie be able to keep the monsters at bay, or will her past finally catch up with her? Pros: The premise is fantastic I like the folklore tie-ins The author was good … Continue reading Deadlands: Boneyard – Dark Fantasy Review

Poetry Friday – Inktober Week 4

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Brenda Davis Harsham’s blog, Friendly Fairy Tales, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ Another week has gone by and Halloween is almost here! I have managed to squeak out more poems and drawings for Inktober. With just five more days to go, I’m in the home stretch and I think I’ll actually be able to accomplish this fairly lofty (for me) goal.       This is … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Inktober Week 4

Poetry Friday – Inktober Week 3

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Leigh Anne’s blog, A Day in the Life, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ Well, I almost threw in the towel this week. Things got a bit hectic and I started telling myself that, while this poetry Inktober project is really fun, my time could be spent doing other things. But I decided that pushing through and finishing a writing commitment was reason enough to keep going. … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Inktober Week 3

Poetry Friday – Inktober Week 2

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Irene Latham’s blog, Live Your Poem to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ It’s Friday the 13th and I am happy to say that I haven’t missed a day yet of Inktober! I am doing way better than my poem-a-day goal back in the month of April (I eeked out one poem that month). I have been having a lot of fun, mostly because it has been sort … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Inktober Week 2

Poetry Friday – Crazy Kids

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to Laura’s page, Writing the World for Kids, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. ________________________________________ It is a good thing that October is in sight because I feel like a zombie. it’s 8:45pm and I’m falling asleep writing this post! So it’s going to be a short one this week. I have been prepping for my newest challenge: Inktober. I am no artist, but I like to doodle. So, I’ve decided … Continue reading Poetry Friday – Crazy Kids

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII (RIPXII)

Two years ago in November (2015), I discovered the R.I.P community reading challenge. Anyone who has been around me for even a little bit knows that I am head over heels in love with Autumn, Halloween and anything creepy. And I also love to read. It’s like the R.I.P. challenge was created just for me! Of course it was too late to officially participate the year I discover it, but I was so excited to give it a go the following year (2016). Fast forward 10 months, and I was 8 months pregnant and moving across country. Needless to say, … Continue reading R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII (RIPXII)

Reset Refresh Rebound

2 months without a post. What have I been up to, you may ask? Read 5 books. All were good. Really enjoyed What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by  Randall Munroe. It is basically the book version of Randall’s blog and is hilariously informative. I also enjoyed reading with my daughter Yours Sincerely, Giraffe by Megumi Iwasa. I picked up Bird Box by Josh Malerman because I was nominated for a Bram Stoker award. It was entertaining and a bit creepy. I am actually excited that this one is being made into a movie because the book … Continue reading Reset Refresh Rebound