book hangover…when you finished a good new series and your other good ones are pretty much memorized, so its hard to read anything
“To read widely, and often, is thus to hope to be changed, to still believe that change is possible. It is never, ever a waste of time. Be it an essay or short story or novel or article, a good read never goes unanswered because a good read opens up a world that requires our … Continue reading
All organizing is science fiction. What does a world without poverty look like? What does a world without prisons look like? What does a world with everyone having enough food and clothing look like? We don’t know. It’s science fiction, and it is as foreign to us as the Klingon homeworld (which is called Q’onos … Continue reading
This year I will talk to dragons, I will spend the time I need to with fairies and fight off the bad guys with a sword. I will flirt outrageously I will laugh more than ever I will be sure to build as many towers as I knock down, and remember that journeying to the … Continue reading
Every year I look for a great Christmas book to read during Advent. Here are some that I enjoy over and over again! A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens: Ever actually read the book? Its a good read out loud Tale. The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. … Continue reading
Culturally I am very interested in how the arts are playing out for millennials. I mean we’re mostly broke, so maybe creativity will abound? (this is my hope) Let’s review Couch Surfers Open Source Computer Programs Etsy Carshares and now I’ve re-discovered nanowriMo: National Novel Writing Month(which I’ve heard of briefly last year): in which you … Continue reading
by Neil Gaiman Read kids silly stories,s read them creepy and confusing and weird stories…read them Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, Astrid Lindgren , P. L. Travers, J. K. Rowling, Madeline L’engle, C. S. Lewis, A. A. Milne, Shel Silverstein, Read them Grimm and D’Aulnoy and Hans Christian Anderson (even though he’s creepy as all get … Continue reading
“Why is there no down?” the boy-boy asked the librarian, looking for the elevator button “There is no downstairs” the librarian chuckled, “Well there is one, but you can’t get there from here? “Why? What’s down there” child asked 2 more of his 300 questions a day (249 already, his mom didn’t mean to be … Continue reading
Why adults read YA Malinds Lo, @malindalo #whyadultsreadYA “the child will come to it with an open mind, whereas many adults come closed to an open book. This is one reason so many writers turn to fantasy (which children claim as their own) when they have something important and difficult to say” Madeline L’engle “Because teenagers … Continue reading
I can’t sleep. Note, this is not an unusual fact of life, but there it is. I am up awake again looking at where the moon should be. There is no moon of course, only the dark and feathery clouds that have blocked the moon for the last three years. I remember because it started … Continue reading
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