Monthly Archives: January 2011

Patience, More Cowbell, and a Book that Made Me Cry

Admittedly, I like to seem tough but just between us, I get teary-eyed and choked up pretty easily and pretty often.  I’m kind of a closet crybaby.  Movies, commercials, my kids, thoughtful gifts, other people’s experiences, all can get to … Continue reading

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WIN A COPY OF PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ

WINNERS TBA MONDAY,  1-17-11 And the winners are… Kai Charles & Angela Sanders! Thanks to all who entered.  Wish I could have sent all of you a copy!  But no worries.  Hope to have another giveaway in the future. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Junot Diaz – “Art Demands That You Be Human”

A while back, I watched Junot Diaz’s Smithsonian discussion about writing.  You figure, this guy has gotta know what he’s talking about because he won the Pullitzer for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao—a book not categorized as YA, but … Continue reading

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