I spent much of the day yesterday cleaning my office. I hadn’t planned to do it, but realized it was a necessary to take me from the end of one project to the beginning of another. BFYA is done! That could have easily been a two year commitment but I just couldn’t do it for… Read More BFYA: Done. Done and Done!
‘The brave may not live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.’ – Ashley L. I’ve had thoughts lately about what I shoulda and what I coulda done. I have a fantastic plan to distribute books to high schools in IN once BFYA is done, but I shoulda sent them out during the year… Read More Woulda Shoulda Coulda and Courageously So!
It’s really hard to believe it was 97 degrees last week when we’re having 30 degree nights this week. The garden is definitely winding down. I’m hoping for a red tomato or two but probably will get the last few green tomatoes, some rutabagas and whatever other surprises are left. One draw back to having… Read More Wednesday’s Harvest
Summer is ending and the garden is winding down. I’m harvesting fewer veggies and making plans to prepare amend my soil over the winter. Next year, I simply want a wider variety of vegetables. I need to move to a plot that gets full sun in the early morning, but I’m not sure how well… Read More
About this time last week I was finishing my last Best Fiction for Young Adult committee meeting in Chicago. I met with 14 other libraries and had such good discussions about the best of what is being published in young adult fiction. Despite the lack of age, gender or ethnic diversity in the group, I… Read More Back to the Grind