Monthly Archives: January 2013

ALA Midwinter: A Small Fish in a Very Big Sea

I spent this past weekend at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. It was my first ALA meeting and I went there feeling unsure of my place in the vast array of authors, publishing, initiatives and advocacy groups. I went, … Continue reading

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Hattie Ever After: Three Cheers for Kirby Larson

Hattie Ever After by Kirby Larson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hattie Big Sky was a really amazing book, and I was sorry it was over when I read it some years ago. Recently I re-read it for a … Continue reading

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Writing Exercises: Steering the Craft

I asked for a book for Christmas (okay I asked for FOUR books- and I got all of them!). Ursula K. Le Guin has long been a favorite of mine, but I never knew about her book on writing. Stumbling … Continue reading

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Dreaming Up: an Architectural Delight

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building by Christy Hale My rating: 4 of 5 stars Imagine yourself as a child again, building with your favorite blocks. Were they wooden, balanced precariously or placed precisely? Was cardboard a favored construction material … Continue reading


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See You at Harry’s : a Review I Wish Did it Justice

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles My rating: 5 of 5 stars Such a beautiful book. It’s beautiful and real and solid and sticky, and it grabbed my heart – I cried and laughed both, in equal measure. Sometimes … Continue reading

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