Let’s Get This Three Day Weekend Started

Today starts a 3-day weekend here in America for Labor Day! The hammock, under an old pecan tree in my backyard, is beckoning me and I shall answer its call. The piles of laundry that need washing? They can wait. The students' math tests that I brought home to grade? Maybe I'll get around to … Continue reading Let’s Get This Three Day Weekend Started

The Halfway Point

Yesterday was the halfway point for the 10 Books of Summer Challenge that I started last month. (Click this link to my post if you missed it.) So here's an update on my progress.So far, I've finished more than I had expected to at this point. I've already got a book in mind that I … Continue reading The Halfway Point

Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

Anna Kendrick just might be my spirit animal. I recently finished reading Anna Kendrick's book, titled "Scrappy Little Nobody," and just knew from page one that I would need to write a blog post about it. As I've mentioned in my other book reviews though, I am no book critic, so don't expect much. 😉 … Continue reading Book Review: Scrappy Little Nobody

A Reverence for Words

rev·er·ence [rev-er-uhns, rev-ruhns] noun a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration The idea of a reverence for words came from one of the books I just finished reading. The book's story takes place in a society where written words are symbols of the past, of an era of decadence that is no longer tolerated. Writing becomes sanctioned by the people of power, which means everything … Continue reading A Reverence for Words