Over the weekend we celebrated our annual library-sponsored Little Rock comic book convention, CALS Con. As always, cosplayers and enthusiasts turned out to represent various fandoms, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Batman, Star Wars to Doctor Who. I'm no stranger to conventions. I've attended ComicCon in San Diego, Gen Con in Indianapolis, ICC (International … Continue reading CALS Con 2017: Propaganda in Comics
With April drawn to a close our year is 1/3 finished and 2/3 to go. I've read 13 books so far. PopSugar #popsugarreadingchallenge Full List No. 4 An audiobook Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt No. 10 cat on cover Abarat by Clive Barker No. 11 pseudonym The Girl With All The Gifts by … Continue reading Reading Challenges Progress Report
In case you were looking for some totally badass female authors of color, here's the newest from HuffPo interviewing Glory Edim of Well-Read Black Girl. I'll add to the list two personal favorites, Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. Then HuffPo went and did it again with these 34 poets of color, kudos!!! This reminded me to tell you … Continue reading Diversity in Representation
If you've never heard of Brainpickings, you are missing out. This literary site will engage your brain in the most illustrious of thoughts, dazzle you with pictures, and seduce you with some of the best writers our world has yet known.
Tonight Karen Hayes and I will be hosting our first co-taught poetry workshop. Since it's for teens, I tried to compile some teen-specific references. If you're interesting in helping a teen get interested in poetry, you can use this as your starter guide! Refer them to check out this site: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poetry-teens And this one really … Continue reading Teen Poetry
Nevertheless, she persisted. It's become a very popular phrase, and HuffPo decided it was the perfect opportunity for a book list recommendation. So did Goodreads, and so did Powell's. Pop Goes the Reader even made a terrific wallpaper with the theme (and can I just say, her blog is so beautiful!!!) If you didn't hear the … Continue reading Nevertheless
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I have chosen the word HABITUAL because it sounds like the combination of HABIT and RITUAL. I would like to focus on establishing regular routines that help me be my best self. If you want help deciding on your Word of the Year for 2017, check out: http://www.susannahconway.com/word/ If you want to declare your Word … Continue reading 2017 – Personal Word of the Year!