Monthly Archive: January 2016

February Days to Celebrate 0

February Days to Celebrate

Looking for a reason to celebrate something? Here’s a list to start your thinking and planning. Have fun! Brighten someone’s life. Go a little crazy. Wite about your ideas! 1  Freedom Day 2  Ground Hog Day 3  15th amendment – Racial Equality Day 4  Rosa Parks Birthday 5  Western Monarch Day 6  Take Your Child to the Library/Girl Scout Cookie Day 7  Super Bowl 50 8  Chinese New Year 9  National Stop Bullying Day/National Pizza Day 10 Umbrella Day 11  Make-A-Friend Day/White Shirt Day 12  Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday 13  Get a Different Name Day 14  Valentine’s Day/Hippo Day 15  President’s...

Resolutions 0

Resolutions

Resolution: a resolve, a declaration, a decision to make a change. Authors make resolutions every day as they develop and write their character’s lives. True, they are not usually to lose weight or read a certain number of books; they revolve around day-to-day decisions with the intent of moving their stories forward. Will Marta recover from her injury? Will Steve get a job? Will Lynne keep her position with the Intermountain Ballet Company? Will Madame ever explain to Marta or Lynne why she was hard on them? Those are the fun elements in stories that need to be shared before...

Book List for 2015 0

Book List for 2015

Since I live in Snohomish County in WA state, I’m part of the Sno-Isle Library System, a regional library serving Snohomish and Island counties. Below are their top picks for 2015 based on their books in circulation. (as posted in the December 17th Edmonds Beacon). Fiction: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Gray Mountain by John Grisham Memory Man by David Balducci A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult The Liar...