Feminist Fridays: March 29, 2013

I’ve never participated in a meme or had regularly occurring feature, but I’m going to give it a shot and see if I can stick with it. I find I’m always interested in feminist perspectives, whether it’s in regards to literature, pop culture, or current events. Feminist Fridays is going to be my forum for… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: March 29, 2013

An Afternoon with the Merry Sisters of Fate

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of hosting The Merry Sisters of Fate—Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton—for an afternoon of conversation (and a signing!) at my library. We had quite the crowd and plenty of adults, both men and women, some of whom had traveled from out of town to attend the event. The… Continue reading An Afternoon with the Merry Sisters of Fate

Souvenirs from my Internet Travels: Summer Edition

It’s been a long time! But I love link round ups. WRITING I like Veronica Roth’s blog better than her books. She has a great voice. This post resonated with me because I also have a problem letting go enough to write first drafts. This is a cute post: 5 Things not to say to a librarian… Continue reading Souvenirs from my Internet Travels: Summer Edition

A Stroll Through the Gallery

Mister BS and I love art museums. Whenever we travel, we always try to stop at local museums, both large and small. His grandma purchased a membership to the Nelson-Atkins this year, and we finally got to see the World’s Fair exhibit last week, so even though we’re not going on a trip together this… Continue reading A Stroll Through the Gallery

Finding the Last Words First

I always begin with a last sentence; then I work my way backwards, through the plot, to where the story should begin. – John Irving  (source) When I first read this, I was taken aback. I’ve often started a story with the idea of one important line. Sometimes it’s somewhere in the middle and often it’s a snippet of… Continue reading Finding the Last Words First