Category Archives: Children’s books

Panning Pan

“If you were asked to rewrite/modernize a classic novel, which one would you want to adapt?” There’s a very good question. I have tried hard to read or listen to classics.  I read a great deal all of my life … Continue reading

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From the Mighty Mississippi to the Grand River

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “If you were asked to rewrite/modernize a classic novel, which one would you want to adapt?”  As I’ve mentioned before, I really haven’t read many classic novels. I read a few in high school (mainly the … Continue reading

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Reviewing a Childhood Classic

The Original Text of Boxcar Children By Jeff Salter On one of the FB groups (I belong to) where some of the “old-time” children’s series books are discussed, someone recently mentioned something about the original Boxcar Children series having been … Continue reading

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Story Time

Our Tuesday Fox asked, “Do you have a favorite story about your family that has been passed down, or one that you hope will get passed down?” My father’s family has only been in America since 1915, and most of … Continue reading

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Unskilled Labor of Love

The actual question of the week was one that I posed: “Do your characters tend to have skills that you have yourself? Do you write about people who do things that you wish that you could manage?” The answer to … Continue reading

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Guest: Wyatt Schroeder, Book Reviewer, Author Interviewer, Gaming and Book Vlogger

We’ve had not only authors as guests, but readers, narrators, editors, publishers and we’ve talked about all phases of writing work and enjoyment, so I decided to broaden the scope a bit this month. My guest today is Wyatt Schroeder, … Continue reading

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Wishing Upon a Star – or Wishing for a Best-seller

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it have been and why?” Normally, I’ll sit down and write my post for the week in one sitting. But this topic required … Continue reading

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I See London,I see France,I see Someone’s Under….drawers

Apparently I came up with the question: “What is in your desk drawers”? What ISN’T in my desk drawers? We have desks all over the house. I bought a little, dainty writing desk when we first got married and that … Continue reading

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Gone, and Some Forgotten

Angie, the Tuesday Hound, asked: “Is there a book from your youth that you would love to have a copy of now?” I must have mentioned these before, since books have been a major part of my life.  My mother … Continue reading

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Reuniting With an Old Friend

Our Tuesday Fox often suggests topics referring to books we’ve either read or want to read. This time, she asked us to name a book from our youth that we’d like to own now. I really struggled with this topic. … Continue reading

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