Book Review: Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White

““SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, the two-time Caldecott Honor winner Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death … More Book Review: Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White

Childhood

As I look through the books I’ve read so far this year on my Goodreads challenge, I’ve noticed I read a good bit of fiction geared toward younger readers. There are two main reasons for this. One, they are just generally happier and cleaner stories. 😉 Two? Well, that reason is more of an accident. … More Childhood

Plate Update: Dessert, British Detectives, and Edits

February is the shortest month of the year, right? Well, this one felt very looooonnng and jam-packed! 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. This full plate was a pretty balanced diet. Not to mention that huge dish of dessert…  Beta-read and read for review: Emmeline (five stars!) Beyond the Horizon (four … More Plate Update: Dessert, British Detectives, and Edits

Draft One–Done!

I finished the first draft of “Kiera” last week. Saturday to be exact, so I had more time to write. It was also raining, so I was feeling extra creative. Armed with these advantages and one more ingredient–encouragement from my family and a friend who let me recite the whole plot to her–I finished. 😉 … More Draft One–Done!

Redeemer

I was thinking about the book of Ruth today. It’s one of my favorites in the Bible. Maybe because it has a female main character and gives a nice break from the violence and hopelessness of Judges. More probably because it is partly a love story… Boaz never apologizes first. Ruth doesn’t have a cute car (more … More Redeemer

Plate Update: Mansions, Grammar Rules, and Hashtags

I blinked and January is over! Moral of the story–never blink. 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. As far as full plates go, this one was an all you can eat buffet. 😉 Beta-read and read for review: Hartly Manor (five stars) Diamond (five stars) Shadows of the Hersweald (I cannot … More Plate Update: Mansions, Grammar Rules, and Hashtags