Category Archives: Children’s books

Is There FAIRness in the World?

 Is there a place that you have traveled to when you were younger that you wish you could visit again? You can pretty much read Elaine’s Wednesday post, with some of Patty’s from Monday and Angie’s from Tuesday, since they … Continue reading

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Despair and Hope: Hope Always Wins

Our Wednesday Fox asked, “What book changed how you see the world and why?”  We’ve discussed favorite childhood books, compared books to their on-screen version, and even listed our all-time favorites, but this question really threw me for a loop. … Continue reading

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I Know Humor is Intensely Subjective

… but this effort just wasn’t funny (to me) By Jeff Salter I’m starting this book review with a lot of general observations about what’s funny and what’s not… and why. And I want to qualify why I even came … Continue reading

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Like? Not Likely

THIS WEEK: If a prospective publisher asked you to compare your work to that of one or two well-known authors, whom would you choose? I haven’t had a prospective publisher ask me that yet, but when I was hoping to … Continue reading

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‘Patiently’ Reading

When trying to come up with ideas for topics, this one popped into my mind:What would you read to an adult friend who was ill? I don’t believe any one book or story popped into my mind at the time. … Continue reading

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Funny Bunny

 The Hound asked: Have you ever really had FUN writing a scene (or scenes)? I always have fun writing. That isn’t to say that all of my scenes are funny, often quite the contrary. My writings deal with some serious … Continue reading

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Like a Kid Again

When I proposed this week’s topic “Tell us about books that you have introduced to by your children/grandchildren”, it was because we had already touched upon just about every angle related to books we loved as children, and I realized … Continue reading

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Grandma, Have You Read…

Our Friday Fox asked, “Tell us about books that you have been introduced to by your children/grandchildren.” One of my greatest blessings is knowing that my kids, grandkids, and two great-granddaughters  ALL love books. Specific titles often appear on Christmas … Continue reading

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Legacy

The Hound posed this week’s question: If you could be remembered (as an author) for only ONE of your books… which book would you choose. Why that one? I have not pushed to have my manuscripts published, (I know, I … Continue reading

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Short Affirmation

We had covered our favorite books from our childhoods in several posts. We will be discussing books to which we have been introduced by our kid children and grandchildren soon, because when I thought of the topic, my colleagues here … Continue reading

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