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Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

Verbose. Loquacious. Garrulous. Voluble. Effusive. I’m the kind of person who will keep you up and talk to you until 4 in the morning. I’m the kind of person who has hour-and-a-half phone conversations. I’m the kind of person that will corner you at work to discuss educational theory for an entire free period. So… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: Write Like a Skeleton

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The Keys to Bookish Skeleton Decor

There’s something about old, leather-bound books that just screams Halloween. A dusty, old tome conjures up images of a witch’s finger skimming through their Grimoire to find the perfect hex or some unsuspecting colonial being accused of signing the Devil’s Book. What damning magic can be found within these pages? What haunting tales do these… Continue reading The Keys to Bookish Skeleton Decor

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100+ Subscribers! Thank Yous & Some News :)

Dearest Lit & Love Subscribers, Wow! We can’t believe that we have over a hundred people following our humble little blog. We just wanted to write a quick note to thank you so much for following our site. Whether you found us back in April when we started or are new to us, we couldn’t… Continue reading 100+ Subscribers! Thank Yous & Some News ūüôā

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Freewrite Friday: The October Country

I am an autumn person and October is my country. I think only autumn thoughts, thoughts hidden away for the rest of the year only to come out when the world is turning away from the light and towards the dark. I am sustained on the chill in the air, the light of harvest moon,… Continue reading Freewrite Friday: The October Country

Book Reviews

Something Perfect This Way Comes: Reviewing Bradbury

Title:¬†Something Wicked This Way Comes¬† Author:¬†Ray Bradbury Publication Date: June 1962 Genre:¬†Dark Fantasy Rating: 5 out of 5 hearts Read if You Liked:¬†The Night Circus¬†by Erin Morgenstern or anything by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, or R.L. Stein. I picked up this book when I was still wishing for autumn. The sweat of summer clung to… Continue reading Something Perfect This Way Comes: Reviewing Bradbury

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How to Become a Writer: Some Perspective

When I was younger, I took point of view for granted. I could identify if something was 3rd person omniscient or 1st person, and I thought I was done. I left it at the identification, patted myself on the back, and never dove deeper. It wasn’t until I began writing some fiction myself that I… Continue reading How to Become a Writer: Some Perspective

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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!)