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Freewrite Friday: Fate and Fortune

Is our life predetermined and unchangeable or do we have a choice in the matter?  One of the classic themes in literature is the eternal battle of fate vs. free will. Authors and philosophers across the ages have tried to pin down if humans have the ability to change their fortune or if we are destined for… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Fate and Fortune

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Transitions and the Hero’s Quest

Oh, hi blogworld. Much like Amy, I’ve been away and busy. This has been a summer of transitions. Which got me thinking in a bookish way. I have a new place, and while I had more furniture than I needed to fill it, I was left with no coffee table. At the end of moving… Continue reading Transitions and the Hero’s Quest

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 Literary Quote Chalkboard Printables Plus a Peek at My Classroom (Freebies!)

I hate ugly classrooms. Yeah, I said it. I hate unwelcoming teenage prisons that offer no inspiration to the already apathetic adolescent mind. I also don’t like that middle and elementary school teachers get to have all the fun. In general, my classroom decor motto is that if I have to spend 1/3 of my life in my classroom, it… Continue reading  Literary Quote Chalkboard Printables Plus a Peek at My Classroom (Freebies!)

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Subscription Boxes in the Classroom (Freebie!)

After a brief hiatus to get my classroom and teaching life together, I’m officially back. And what better way to get back into the swing of things than show you a little of what I’ve been up to? Today, I’m going to share you with one of my favorite projects that I cooked up this… Continue reading Subscription Boxes in the Classroom (Freebie!)

Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday: Syzygy

Who knew a word could have so many ys? Let alone a z! Here at Lit & Love, we’re stockpiling words in an effort to celebrate and expand our vocabulary. Every Wednesday we post a word we love: words we discover in our readings, words we stumble across in our conversations, or sometimes words that we just like the sound… Continue reading Word Nerd Wednesday: Syzygy

Book Reviews

Of Monsters and Men: Review of This Savage Song

“It doesn’t matter if you’re monster or human. Living hurts.” Title: This Savage Song  (Monsters of Verity #1) Author: Victoria (V.E.) Schwab Publication Date: July 5, 2016 Genre: Fantasy/Dystopian Rating: 5 out of 5 hearts Read if You Liked: The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Grisha Trilogy, really any dystopian but with a hint of fantasy Anyone… Continue reading Of Monsters and Men: Review of This Savage Song

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Good Vs. Evil: Reading Habits

My reading habits have been described as obsessive, enviable, irritating, and impressive. Most of the people in my life would tell you that I read more than anyone they know. I’ve always considered this a point of pride! But sometimes you have to examine a relationship to see if it’s healthy. Let’s check in on my… Continue reading Good Vs. Evil: Reading Habits