Showing posts from April, 2021

Hodge Podge No. 11: ROW80, RiP, Decorah Eagles, Pandemic Calendar, Pearls Before Swine

appy blogging to all of you doing the Blogging from A to Z Challenge ! I think this is Hodge Podge No. 11. I collated the previous 10 hodge podge posts , and I'm pretty sure I haven't posted any others since. Round 2 of A Round of Words in 80 Days started on 6 April! My main goal this round is to do CampNaNo -- and to keep writing (or editing) afterwards)! I may also try submitting Druid's Moon somewhere once again... The Decorah eagles webcams are back on the Raptor Resource page ! RIP Jack Whyte RIP Lawrence Ferlinghetti and RIP Beverly Cleary I first found out through the Editors' Association of Earth group. Here is something I shared last spring on a group page a friend started on the pandemic: I'm not very good about keeping a coherent narrative together, but I felt very blessed by something that happened this weekend. This us how I shared it on author Beverly Cleary's wall: Thinking of the importance of art and telling stories, espe

Reading Habits of the Stars Take 2

ver 10 years ago, I posted a reading questionnaire as part of a blog hop for Linda Gerber . About time to revisit it, I thought! Only a few of the answers have remained unchanged... 1. Favourite childhood book? Turkish fairy tales and folk tales. Also all the MG and YA ! 2. What are you reading right now? The great Agatha Christie reread ! 3. What books do you have on request at the library? Ah, none, but my Amazon and Book Depository and Abebooks wishlists are loooong... 4. Bad book habit? I read while walking, which can be dangerous! 5. What do you currently have checked out from the library? Nothing at the moment, I tend to buy books at the library book sale ! 6. Do you have an e-reader? I have the Kindle app! What a difference a decade makes... 7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? Many at once! 8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Yes! I never used to read on an e-reader and now I read on the Kindle app;

Treats for Bloggers Doing the Blogging From A to Z Challenge and Hodge Podge No. 11

have treats! For all you bloggers doing the Blogging From A to Z Challenge , I have some virtual goodies to share! I also have some lovely photos, as part of my latest Hodge Podge post: Cakes and cookies and brownies, oh my! I used a friend's brownie recipe, but my sister's brownie recipe is also a good one! ...and now, to decorate! A Valentine's Day shoe! Mm, roasted almonds Hodge Podge post No. 11! Photos from Paris, November 2019 Love and thank you to critical care workers An article about our village shop! Knitting foxes! Foxy Friends by Fiona Alice Two sweaters knit by my mother... ...and pompoms too! Finally, here's one of  Turner's painting of Thun : What are some of your favourite paintings?

IWSG Day, New Kait Nolan! and CampNaNo

t's Insecure Writer's Support Group Day! April 7th's question, if you'd like to answer it, is: Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work? Sometimes, is the short answer! I do try different POVs and styles, but don't approach many controversial topics. I would definitely like to try a few different forms in future, such as telling a story entirely through one person's thoughts, or a murder mystery that works backwards, or a family saga that covers many generations and decades!   Thanks to our awesome co-hosts for the April 7 posting of the IWSG!   PK Hrezo , Pat Garcia , SE White , Lisa Buie Collard , and Diane Burton ! Kait Nolan has a new book out! The prequel, Bad Case of Loving You , was recently released, and now the full novel is out! Made for Loving You A wounded warrior After the catastrophic loss of his best friend in battle, Army Ranger Tyson Brooks trades