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Feature and Follow #28

This weeks Question:
Q: What is your preferred reading format? Hardcover, eBooks, paperback etc? For me, there's nothing like the feel of a book in your hand. I know my bag or purse feels lonely, like a giant cave, without a book to inhabit it. I don't understand why more people don't carry books with them. I always have a hard copy book with me, just like I always have a notebook and pen.  But I like the convience of my Kindle. Honestly what I carry with me depends on what my reading goal for the month is, or challenges I'm working on and which book I was able to purchase on Kindle, and which I had to order through the library. So the answer is both. As long as I get that story!

Feature and Follow #27

I love activities! This week's blog hop activity is to create a poem using the spines of your TBR pile.

Here's the pic:
Fifth Ave., 5 am
Elphame's Choice was to Wither
with the Raven Boys
Hidden and Eternally Yours, Hidden in a
Midsummer Night's Scream, I Sweep into
Letting Ana Go




Armchair BEA Genre: From Kindergarten to Tween

Thinking about the books I grew up with as a kid is one of my most fondest memories of growing up. These books were (are) my friends, and I know I can say that here and not feel weird. If I say that around non-bookish people, you get the looks. If you say that around book people, you get understanding nods.

I have say I don't remember much of early childhood books, I do remember flipping through books of fairy tales and the Little Golden Books and being absolutely entranced, fascinated, and even at that small age, I attempted my own crude preschool attempts at writing. This was pre-Disneyification of girlhood, so thankfully I wasn't immersed in the world of Disney princesses--but the REAL princesses from Hans Christen Anderson and the Brothers Grimm and all the varieties in between. My absolute favorite was "East O the Sun, West 'O the Moon":



By the end of 1st grade, I was reading the classics: Black Beauty, Treasure Island, stuff like that. I still believe in th…

ArmchairBEA: Non-fiction Edition Day 4 (a day late)

I don't write a lot of posts from my phone, so I hope this goes well. I'm currently sleepless in Salt Lake, on a medical trip, 4 hours from home. It's the second stage in trying to discover what's going on with me.
I'm on summer break now, but August through May I'm an English teacher, so I read a lot of non-fiction by default, and a lot of it is either grammatical "how-to" mechanics, or how to cite in MLA format. Some of these are required for college writers, but I wanted to make the readings somewhat interesting, so I'm currently using Best American Essays (college edition) and Stephen King's memoir, "On Writing."
My most used phrase when it comes to teaching English is: "Writing is a measurement of how you think." That's the value in non fiction: to see how others perceive the world around them and, hopefully, add our thoughts, musings and contributions.
Genres:
Feminism
American Essay
Memoir


Favorites in the Femi…