Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School Freebie

Back To School Freebie: anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher, etc.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday are a combination of favorite books I read in school, my favorite books, and books I think should be read in school.

    1. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – This is perhaps my all time favorite childhood book. I attribute Dr. Seuss for me being able to tell folks what I do and don’t like. Continue reading

Banned Books Week

I’m a huge opponent of banning and censoring literature, as a former Literature major and having pretty liberal parents that didn’t censor my reading.

If you’re rebellious enough and have a desire to defend your freedom to read join the banned/challenged books readathon over at Book Dragon’s Lair September 24-30.

I would greatly appreciate it if you vote for the banned book I read. I want to read them all, but unfortunately it’s not possible.

Bout of Books Read-a-thon

Oh my gosh! I can’t believe it’s time for Bout of Books 20. I participated for the first time in May and wasn’t as successful as I wanted to be, but that’s behind me now.

Bout of Books is a one-week read-a-thon beginning Monday, August 21st at 12:01 am (your time zone) and ending Sunday, August 27th. And the best part is it’s low-pressure. There are challenges (optional), giveaways, and a grand prize.

Bout of Books is organized Continue reading

The Friday 56 – Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it. Continue reading

Flashback Friday – The Conversation

Anyone who knows me knows I love musicals and that West Side Story is one of my favorite movies.

Here a couple of my favorite scenes from the movie. 60 years ago, in 1957 West Side Story debuted on Broadway and the film adaptation released in October 1961.

I tell people all the time that the folks on my job are a potential HR nightmare. Continue reading