Friday, March 19, 2010

I Am Blog Hopping!!!

I am happily delightfully reading tons of blogs today on my blog hop...this was posted by Crazy For Books and is tons of fun.  I have made some new friends and I have visited some amazing book blogs.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Quest...Oh How I Love A Good Quest!!!

I shall be participating in this quest which was posted by Stainless Steel Droppings.  The quest is one in which you must read a Once Upon A Time book or books.  Genres can be fantasy, folklore, myths and fairytales or even a combination of all of the above.  Since this is most of what I am reading lately, I am thrilled with this challenge and have high hopes of completing it.   I believe the ending date for this quest is sometime in June.  Ever since I fell in love with The Tale Of Despereax by Kate DiCamillo I have loved anything involving a quest.   I am not exactly sure why but there is just something wonderful about being on a quest.  When I was teaching 2nd grade,  I read the book to my students as a readaloud...and one of the projects we did with the book was that each student had to write about his or her own personal quest.   They also had to diagram how they would reach their quest.  It was a delightful writing activity that harnessed tons of creativity!!!  Great for a Friday afternoon activity!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Here Comes The Sun...

Well...what else could a previously snowbound girl and cat companion do on such a fine day as today?  You guessed it...gather some chairs, put Lucy in her stroller and sit on the deck and read...just feeling the warm delicious sun on my unfurred face and her furry one...was delightful...we loved it...we sent text messages to people and I read my book...Ruined...which is really really good...mysterious ghostly beings in an old New Orleans cemetery...I love these suns...from Google Images...they remind me of drawings from former second graders...suns should always have smiley faces...