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“It is the tide that pulls the seconds through my blood. It is the tide that threads the minutes through my bones.”
Part Three of my Selkie Series * ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ * Franny Billingsley. The Folk Keeper. New York: Atheneum, 1999. Rating: 4.95 out of 5 amber beads tossed into the sea for smooth sailing. Recommended if … Continue reading
Alakazam, Postcardians! #notsorry, but I did suggest in my previous post (now private) that “Goodbye for Now” might turn into “Merely a Hiatus,” and/or that I might take a break from Other Big Projects to sneak in a post or … Continue reading
Hello, Postcardians! I know it’s way early to talk about this, but it’s almost that time of year again — harvest festivals, haunted houses, pumpkin spice mochas, and scary fairy tales. I’m already planning my Halloween Month posts, and deciding … Continue reading
Ah, the summer job. A classic coming-of-age experience for many teens — a chance to learn responsibility, gain new skills, and earn some extra clams. My first job back in high school was, of course, shelving books at my hometown … Continue reading
It’s that awesomest time of year again, the month for reading spooky, paranormal stories; stocking up on snack-size Butterfingers; and putting together your kick-@$$ October Daye costume. This month, I’m prepared with several Halloween posts featuring nostalgic middle grade titles, … Continue reading
Ever since I started the Nostalgic Review feature, I’ve been meaning to do a post on my favorite/most-clearly-remembered short stories from grade- and high-school English classes. Remember those awesome lit textbooks you always wished you could keep after the semester … Continue reading
Another post for the From the Bowels of Obscurity Book Club (Hee! Ahem, *cough*, sorry, I promise to settle down now. Really, I will.) . . . . . . . . In 7th grade, I went through a cat … Continue reading
Back in March, sj tweeted to me about this new informal club that Becoming Cliché was starting: the From the Bowels of Obscurity Children’s Book Club [pause while we wait for our inner 12-year-olds to stop giggling at “bowels.” Hee!] … Continue reading