This week, I decided to share a few of the best blog posts I've come across in the past seven days. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! In-ten(t)-shǝ-năʹ-lə-tē This thought-provoking post comes from Paul at WindblownWords, one of my favorite blogs. I had been mulling over the question "does fiction need a thesis?" when … Continue reading A Few Pre-Halloween Treats
I've been on a bit of a blog hiatus, as I wrapped up some projects before my departure for Brazil. I'm here, at last, on my new island home where orchids grow on trees, my husband makes juice from pineapple, ginger, and mint, and the toilet paper is always a little bit soggy from the ocean breeze. Back … Continue reading The 10 Books I Brought to Brazil
Two weeks ago, I had the great honor of meeting Kate DiCamillo. After hearing her talk, I stood in a long line of nine-year-olds, heart palpitating, to have her sign my copy of The Tale of Desperaux. When I got to the front of the line, and Kate DiCamillo said, "Hello! How are you?" I almost … Continue reading The Tale of Desperaux: In Which I Am a Crying Fangirl
Read a few passages that demonstrate Thomas Hardy's mastery of detailed imagery.