Monthly Archives: June 2008

IS JESSICA SIMPSON THE NEW NABOKOV?

I don’t know much about Jessica Simpson, I admit. However I have picked up, by osmosis probably since I don’t own a television, that she is an actress of some sort; previously the star of a reality program and not … Continue reading

Posted in posts | Comments Off on IS JESSICA SIMPSON THE NEW NABOKOV?

DREAMING

This sort of follows the theme of my last blog. I’ve been thinking a lot of the power of the subconscious mind and in particular dreams and that short interval between waking and sleeping which is often a time when … Continue reading

Posted in Librarians + Teachers | 5 Comments

THE SECRET ROOM

In my present home we have no attic (just a hot and dirty crawl space under the roof) and only half a basement which is wet or flooded most of the year. The house sits on a massive slab of … Continue reading

Posted in posts | Comments Off on THE SECRET ROOM

FIRST DRAFT BLUES? OR NOT.

I hesitate to write this blog because I am a superstitious being and at this moment things are going really well. I wake in the morning with a smile on my face, ready and eager to sit down at the … Continue reading

Posted in posts | Comments Off on FIRST DRAFT BLUES? OR NOT.

Direct Link to No To Age Banding Petition

http://www.notoagebanding.org/

Posted in Librarians + Teachers | Comments Off on Direct Link to No To Age Banding Petition

Age-Banding for Children’s Books

Here’s a link to an article from British newspaper, The Sunday Telegraph, regarding the proposal made by most of the large publishers to begin banding children’s books with age-appropriate tags, and what author Philip Pullman has to say about it. … Continue reading

Posted in Librarians + Teachers | 2 Comments

Wednesday Morning Walk

It’s mizzling here- a fine, misty drizzling rain. There were lots of dead frogs on the road, slipped from their skins like green grapes popping. And a smell below the sodden earth like dirty dish water. One dead chipmunk, its … Continue reading

Posted in posts | 1 Comment