Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m especially psyched that it’s Friday because Monday is Patriot’s Day, aka Marathon Monday, and the Boston Marathon is my very favorite sports-related event. (Okay, pretty much the only sports event I care about.) Let’s get the weekend started with a little look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or fewer.

ReadingBoxers & Saints by Gene Luen Yang
Beautifully constructed look at a dark moment in Chinese history. Honest but hopeful.

Writing: “Do you think you could fight a coyote?” “What do I look like, a roadrunner?”
Things happen on a road trip.

Links Galore

Sorry for the blog silence over the last couple weeks! Here are lots of good links I’ve been hoarding:

Links Galore

A few cool links for your Thursday:

Links Galore

Lots of links:

Links Galore

Lots of good links to share:

Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys! I kept thinking yesterday was Friday, so I’m glad to finally be here. Let’s start the weekend off with a look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or under.

ReadingBrown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
The kind of book that made me want a classroom to share it with.

Writing: “Literary conflicts are necessary to a narrative, but passion is what makes the struggles worthwhile.”
My latest post at the Ploughshares blog, about Parks and Rec and passion.

Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, everyone! It’s also the last Friday in February, and I’m hopeful March won’t bring quite as much soul-crushing snow. Here’s a look at what I’ve been reading and writing, in fifteen words or under:

Reading: El Deafo by Cece Bell
Just as honest, funny, and adorable as I’d hoped. Little me would have loved it!

Writing: “Resolution: a/ Girl needs a best friend, and mine/ Is so the best one.”
My WIP includes lots of haiku and friendship feelings.