Fiction Friday: Chapter 7

Read previous chapters here. Chapter 7 Walt has finally come home. It has been weeks, but he has finally awoken. He is still not the same, not her husband. He talks slowly and incoherently, sometimes being demanding and pushy. Leda reminds herself that he must be frustrated, unable to control his body that has earned... Continue Reading →

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My New Favorite Bookmark

I love this bookmark. My eleven-year-old and I just finished Lord of the Flies, and now we are reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia. My 6-year-old and I just finished Ribsy by Beverly Cleary, and we are reading a lot of picture books lately. What are you reading with a child?   

History Lessons

From July of 2013 to August of 2015, I worked in a history library as an intern for a remarkable scholar who has become one of my dearest friends. Her name is Jenny, and she is fighting leukemia again. I don’t want to focus on her illness, however. I want to focus on her influence... Continue Reading →

My Secret Blog

I've had a secret blog for the last few years. It has been focused on what I'm studying in my Technical Communication and Rhetoric Ph.D. program. The posts on that site helped me to study for and write my comprehensive exams last year, and I use it frequently to revisit the scholarship and conversations surrounding... Continue Reading →

Picture Book Finds: Ages 4 to 6

My youngest daughter is learning to read, and I've lately spent my time at the library browsing the picture books for those that will peak her interest and also give her a chance to practice her sight words. So far, I've found dozens of wonderful books, but three of them have stood out to me.... Continue Reading →

My Dinner View

I am traveling this week, and I just had the most delightful dinner with some academic acquaintances in Miami, Florida. They took me to a place called Books & Books, where we ate delicious food while surrounded by, you guessed it, books! I was so distracted by some of these books that I kept looking... Continue Reading →

Full Shelves

I'm visiting a university today as part of the job process in finding an assistant professor position in an English department. I have some free time until my next appointment, and the department I'm visiting has kindly set me up in an office. This office is full of books. It is distracting. I'm trying to... Continue Reading →

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