Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

This week's photo challenge is Admiration. Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)! I admire independent bookstores! This one below is a store called Face In a Book. I just love the name. Who knows what treasures await inside for a youngster who enters. It could be the beginning of a … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

Down the Rabbit Hole – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, where writers from all over the globe face a challenge to write a 100-word story based on a photo prompt. Sorry, so late again this week. I was having a hard time pinning down a story and finally decided on something close to home. I had been working at a … Continue reading Down the Rabbit Hole – Friday Fictioneers

How Harper Lee Saved Me

Mark over at Exile on Pain Street just got Freshly Pressed for his post about how Harper Lee saved him. Did you know he received a letter from her? Oh, what a thrill! Congrats, Mark! Excellent post.

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Several people have pinged me about the announcement of Harper Lee’s new novel. It’s based on a recently-discovered manuscript that she wrote in mid-50’s and takes place 20 years after To Kill A Mockingbird.

I think just about everyone has already read and commented on this post but I thought I’d rerun it. It’s the reason why people are reaching out to me with this wonderful news. It explains who I am and why I’m typing these words right now. I’d be a hot mess if it weren’t for her.


Today is the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s the single most important book in my life.

I didn’t read a book until I was 20 years old. It’s true! They attempted to force-feed me while attending my below-average schools, but I made it clear that I would only read a book under protest…

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The Library, My Friend and Yours

Recently, I had a bit of snag with overdue book notices from my local library. Like the rest of civilization, the library must progress with the digital age. I'm not going to pick on the library. I love my library. I rely on my library. As a kid, I went to the library with my … Continue reading The Library, My Friend and Yours