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Blogging Amidst Pitfalls

Hi! I’m blogging at the local library because yesterday I blogged using a phone and the words were all there when I pressed the button for publish. 311 more words

God

NEW YEAR WRITING GOALS

NEW YEAR WRITING GOALS

“The only way you can write is by the light of the bridges burning behind you.”
Richard Peck

 

It’s a New Year for writing goals dear WordsmithSix followers! 390 more words

Writing

My Scott O'Dell Award Challenge: THE RIVER BETWEEN US by Richard Peck

This month’s book for My Scott O’Dell Award Challenge is the 2004 award winner, The River Between Us by Richard Peck.

The young adult novel begins in 1916 when a teen boy, his two young brothers, and their father travel to visit the father’s elderly parents and aunt and uncle in southern Illinois. 505 more words

History

Three Quarters Dead

Author: Richard Peck

My rating: 3.5 of 5

Life is officially over for Kerry when she is forced to transfer into a new school in the middle of high-school–of course everyone’s already made their friends, formed their cliques, so no one’s interested in hanging out with the new girls. 285 more words

Book Review

WHY DID MICHAEL BRYANT WAIT THREE MINUTES TO CALL 911?

On August 31, 2009, former Ontario Attorney General, Michael Bryant was involved in a road rage attack that killed cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard. Bryant was arrested that evening but he did not make a statement to police. 2,313 more words

The Ghost Belonged to Me

Author: Richard Peck

Blossom Culp, vol. 1

My rating: 4.5 of 5

Alexander has never been one to believe much in ghosts, but an encounter he had in 1913 (the year he turned 13 himself) was one that couldn’t help but change his mind in that regard. 340 more words

Book Review