Monday, November 26, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

In Honor of Thanksgiving...

I give thanks for ten of my favorite books growing up...the ones that have influenced me, taken me to different worlds, and fueled my love for the written word...

Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret – Judy Blume

Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare

Assorted short stories and poems – Edgar Allan Poe

Carrie – Stephen King

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Check It Out (Literally!)

Lucy and CeCee's How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School is now available at Nashville Public Libraries.  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Top Ten Homework Excuses

If you need something besides “My dog ate it,” see examples below:

1 - My printer isn’t working, and it could take up to a week to fix. (Present an empty print cartridge for corroborating evidence.)

2 - I've been advised against doing any homework because a bad grade could damage my already fragile self-esteem.

3 - I’m practicing nonconformity. Since most of the students did their homework, completing it would make me a conformist.

4 - I had symptoms of illness last night, and when I googled it, it said I had West Nile.

5- I found the assignment particularly uninspiring and didn’t see how it aligned with the standards, so I read the dictionary instead.

6 - Shhh. I’m a superhero and out on duty.

7 - I used invisible ink and didn’t realize it would be an issue.

8 - My thyroid is acting up.

9 - Okay, I’m sorry, but the directions were just not clear, unless this assignment was on the virtues of ambiguity.

10 - We had homework?

If all else fails, “No, seriously, the dog ate my homework.”

Helpful Hints:

*Keep your poker face on.

*Cry on the spot.

*Believe in what you’re saying.

*Always say it with a tone of respect (or at least fake it!)

(From Lucy and CeCee's How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Join the Ultimate Tween Book Club on Goodreads...

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This is a Book Club dedicated to tweens and anyone who loves MR (middle reader) books.

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M.U.T.T. - Making Us Think Together

Have you heard of the amazing website M.U.T.T. Online?  M.U.T.T. stands for Making Us Think Together and showcases writers, photographers, poets, and artists.  Every month it features one from each category.  Check it out and feature your own work on M.U.T.T.: