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Interview with Karen Hugg

One of the things I am really missing during our Shelter-In-Place is the library. Sure, I can listen to audio books and download books onto my devices, but I continue to love real, paper, in-my-hands books. When Karen Hugg reached out with a request that I review her book “The Forgetting Flower” AND offered to […]

Making Masks

When the public opinion turned and many of us felt that yes, in fact, should be wearing masks, I jumped on the wagon to make and donate masks. Initially I tried out a variety of patterns, then settled on the one I thought most comfortable. I put the word out that I would make masks […]

Poetry Club May 2020

Our second Zoom meeting was complete with a second set of technical difficulties….different from the first, but of course. Still, I do love seeing all my friends faces once more. Cindy started us off with ”The Student” by Dorianne Laux. Cindy wanted to find a Pulitzer Prize winner, but she wasn’t overly impressed with this […]

May 2020 Book Reviews

The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung. So, those of you who follow these reviews know by now I’m not a fan of memoir. I almost gave up on this novel because it reads like a memoir….telling instead of showing. This is the story of a woman mathematician and I was dragged through the details of […]

Interview with Author Dan Gutman

I am back in the saddle working on a series I started years ago…targeting social skills for fourth and fifth grade students. As a result of that I am reading every recommended book for that age group. I lucked upon the work of Dan Gutman, as his “The Homework Machine” appears on multiple lists of […]

April 2020 Book Reviews

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah. This is a prolific author that more than one person told me they liked. She is a good writer, but something about this book was sluggish…it intertwines two sisters listening to the “fairy tales” told by their cold, distant mother. As adults, upon the death of their father, they convince […]