Category Archives: Books and Reading

WWW Wednesday – Nov 19, 2014

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WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday – Nov 12, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? At Worldcon this year my friend Elise gave me a book she’d somehow bought two copies of: … Continue reading


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PEN International’s Global Campaign
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This week, I’m passing along an article from the Bahá’í World News Service about the efforts of PEN International to defend persecuted writers the world over. I include a link to the original posting of the story interested readers can … Continue reading


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Harriet, fifty years a spy

While I was traveling in the US Northeast last month, a friend took me to the Eric Carle Museum, where they had on display all the illustrations that Louise Fitzhugh had done for Harriet the Spy, published in 1964, fifty … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday – Nov 5, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   • What are you currently reading? Stung, by Pari Noskin. Of course I would instantly be hooked by the prospect of a psychic grandma and her counter-culture granddaughter, especially as her psychic ability … Continue reading


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Author Interview: Pari Noskin

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Writer Pari Noskin (who is also Pari Noskin Taichert) started out life as an imaginative child with a serious case of Stubborn. Add in hating school, and all this culminated with her skipping classes for two weeks in the fifth grade. Once her transgression was discovered she was shipped off to a private girl’s school as quickly as possible. In her case, the focused attention and small classes were just what she needed to nudge both writing and a fascination with communication into full flower. Continue reading


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The Building Blocks of Storytelling: Gossip

When I was a teacher, I took the part of the stern moralist when dealing with gossip—easy to do when kids were being hurtful, but harder to maintain when they weren’t. The writer part of me found their daily dramas … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday – Oct 22, 2014

WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading.   To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions… • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?   … Continue reading


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Consideration of Works Past: The Fittest

(Picture from here.) I’d pretty much given up on this one. It was one of those stories where you remember bits and pieces but can’t recall the title or author. I’d put up phrases I remembered and got nothing. Then … Continue reading


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WWW Wednesday — 10-15-2014

It’s WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. by Brenda W. Clough • What did you recently finish reading? I am still deep in the throes of reading for research. To this end I have plowed through the two Dover … Continue reading


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