Category Archives: Reflection

Not a Rant

I just wrote a bad review. I haven’t done a lot of them. I know the key to a good “bad” review is constructive criticism, but what if sometimes you just want to rant? Ranting can be so freeing. However if you aren’t mindful it has the potential to alienate people, which of course I […]
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12 Most Influential Books

The Little House Collection by Laura Ingalls Wilder The first book in this series, Little House in the Big Woods, was the first chapter book I ever read. I was in grade one, and I remember asking my parents how to pronounce the word m-a-c-h-i-n-e. Ma-chyne? Matching? I had seriously never seen it before on […]
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Looking Back: A Reflection on The high school years

Because I read Kevin Brockmeier’s A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A memoir of seventh grade this weekend, I have actually been thinking back quite a bit to my high school days (seventh grade for Kevin was the first year of Junior High). I’ve looked back probably more than I should, or need to. I […]
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Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon Results!

I want to say thank you to every single one of you who cheered us on yesterday as we participated in my (and Gavyn’s) very first read-a-thon. For Gav, I believe it was a wonderful experience, and he is looking forward to doing it again. The next one is in October, so keep an eye […]
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Best of Intentions: The Midnight Readathon Update

Well, I had great hopes for my own reading time today.  But alas, most of the reading I ended up doing between taking care of my kids, going to the grocery store and eating meals was done by audio book. Granted, my Audible app tells me that I logged over 7.5 hours of listening time. […]
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Great Expectations: 365 books a year

I would kind of love it if I could do absolutely nothing for 16 hours per day except read books, and write about how I feel about them. I could open a book at nine in the morning (that’s right, SO not a morning person), and avoid closing it (not literally, but you know) until […]
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Poetry, Music and my Brain

One of my appointment podcasts is Scriptnotes (a podcast about screenwriting and things interesting to screenwriters).  It’s very entertaining and has a lot of great insight into not only screenwriting, but writing in general. In a November episode, co-host Craig Maizin made an observation about poetry I’ve probably heard before, but never so bluntly, and […]
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The “Who” and The “Why” of it

I’ve always loved to read. When I was seven years old, my parents encouraged me to read bigger and more grown up books, like Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House collection, which I completed with enthusiasm. I was never in doubt about my reading skills, because I always had people in my life who reminded me […]
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And the downfall is…

For the very first time, I am publishing a post based on an external prompt. The idea, can’t get it out of my head, asks what we are obsessed with these days. So, what is my current weakness? What am I constantly thinking about, working on, and striving to merit making additions to? Goodreads is the […]
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Where I go, after reading Misconception by Paul and Shannon Morell

Recently, I read Misconception by Paul Morell, the shocking true story of a cryogenically frozen embryo that was accidentally thawed and implanted into the womb of a genetically unrelated woman, who then carried the baby to term before handing the new life over to the Morells, the baby’s genetic mother and father. Shannon Morell had […]
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