Monthly Archives: June 2015

Reading to Write – listening with heart

The air is cool as I sit on the deck in the early morning. I have fallen for a book. I have fallen hard. I am surprised. It is a book I need to read for a book group. I … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? – travels you aren’t expecting

The week I read both realistic fiction and fantasy. They are travel books but travel that you didn’t expect and wasn’t so pleasant. I began the week by reading reviews from others on this meme and found myself off on … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? good old fiction

This week was the beginning of summer fun – just reading fiction. I read two books from NetGalleys that will be coming out later this summer and then took time to explore Judy Blume’s new book – In the Unlikely … Continue reading

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Note to Deborah Wiles – helping me move along

OK – I wrote a full blog post – a great note to you – Deborah. It was about how following you has kept me focused. Knowing you also are distracted by family, gardens and life is some how helpful. … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? fiction and history

This past week was one of travel, seeing family and thinking of history. Specifically, I was thinking of the history of my family. I traveled to south – eastern Iowa to the family farm where a couple cousins and I … Continue reading

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Summer Writing -finding the book within

Finding a story and writing a book: Each summer I have joined Kate Messener and friends for the summer Teachers Writing Camp (http://www.katemessner.com/blog/). I begin the summer following along and writing but in reality I don’t really get to the … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? old and new

This week I read a classic and a newbie. The classic was The Secret Garden. A perfect read for the spring with new plants growing everywhere. The newbie was Erin Stead’s soon to be released Goodbye Stranger. I like the … Continue reading

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