With apologies to Shakespeare as I really just want to use the literal meaning of those words and not Hamlet’s metaphor.
We just had two snow days and two actual holidays giving us 7 days off school (counting the weekend).
When The Boy is home from school, normal schedules go out the window. There’s more movie watching (Harry . . . → Read More: To sleep, perchance to dream…
I love Thanksgiving. I love the smells of roasting turkey and baking pie. I love having people over. I love cooking and baking and meal planning and all of it.
I also love the four-day weekend, which gives me time to read, read, read.
What’s on my list?
Bookkeeping for Dummies by Lita Epstein
Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving!
Last Monday I talked about the importance of research. This Monday let’s talk about how I do research. Why? I’m hardly an expert. But I do enjoy researching new things. I know a little bit about a whole lotta topics, which makes me both an irritating almost-know-it-all and a useful editing resource. I know a little . . . → Read More: How to research
Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publishing Info: Scholastic Press (September, 2008)
Pages: 384 (hardcover)
Genre: Science Fiction, YA, dystopian fiction
Review Copy: Purchased for Kindle from Amazon
Why did I read this book?
OK, that was rude. I first read The Hunger Games shortly after it came out. Can’t now remember why. I had borrowed it from the library and . . . → Read More: Book 993: The Hunger Games
Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself, I write fiction. I don’t have to do research.
Au contraire, my little writer ducklings. (My librarian friend once said I collect new writers like a mama duck does her ducklings. If I didn’t already have a name for my company/blog, I’d have done something with that…) Research is necessary in all . . . → Read More: The importance of research