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Three Cheers for Teen Literature

When I mentioned in Monday’s post that today is Celebrate Teen Literature Day, you probably saw this coming: a post about literature for young people.  I know that many adults look down their noses as teen literature, which is a shame, because there’s some truly great young adult and juvenile literature out there!  716 more words


National Library Week: Support Teen Literature Day

This week, the Indian Valley Public Library joins libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, … 188 more words


THEODORE BOONE series: Kudos, Mr Grisham

Have you visited the youth literature section of a bookstore lately? I did, and was dismayed that 70% of the books were about vampires, fallen angels, or paranormal activities. 158 more words

From Soup To Nuts

A Bluestocking Hack's Friday Night

Five o’clock is almost here. It is Friday and I am absolutely ecstatic with anticipation.

As soon as I leave work I am going to rush to the grocery store to stock up on fresh flowers and a bottle of crisp vino. 58 more words

Writer's Share

"Provinces of Night" by William Gay

This semester, I challenged myself to learn a little about what makes the south, The South. Rough South Literature is a pretty interesting class, especially as someone who spent 25 years growing up in the Shenandoah Valley. 600 more words

Getting Serious about Seriously Writing.

Well, readers, this is it. This is the play hard or go home moment in my life.

I am approaching the last leg of my graduate studies in English literature and I have become increasingly motivated in my own creative works– pursuing the beginning, middle, and the end of ready-to-submit material. 242 more words

Writer's Share

Golden Boy

When I saw the title of this book, I made a mental guess as to what it might be about.  When I saw the cover art, I realized I was dead wrong.  324 more words