Spring is here (sort of) along with………Once Upon A Time!

Once Upon A Time is my favorite of all the yearly events hosted by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings.  And it is here just in time as the snow melts away, even on the north side of the house where it was piled high by the shovel.  I am starting my participation of the event … More Spring is here (sort of) along with………Once Upon A Time!

Out With Venn Diagrams, In With the Whirling Dervish (and Steampunk)

This is going to be a bit of stream of consciousness writing… the whirling dervish in my brain is wreaking havoc with my Venn diagrams and I am a bit incoherent.  Lots of photos then!  But first, I have to mention, Diana has a fun book giveaway going on at Oh! Books…Paper…Real life.  Diana went … More Out With Venn Diagrams, In With the Whirling Dervish (and Steampunk)

savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean

The Once Upon a Time Challenge from Stainless Steel Droppings has pushed me into unchartered waters again.  Thus I have read a young adult book titled Savage, by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean. How I came about reading this particular book is a sad story.  Harry Schwartz Bookshop has been a Milwaukee meeting place … More savage by david almond, illustrated by dave mckean

as shadows fade – the gardella vampire chronicles by colleen gleason

Vampires? Romance? Bodices bursting on book covers? I don’t read those types of books.  And then Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings introduced me to Colleen Gleason and the Gardella Vampire Chronicles.  I read, enjoyed, and reviewed the first four books in the series last fall. Unlike most vampire stories which are set in modern time, … More as shadows fade – the gardella vampire chronicles by colleen gleason

Today is a gift….

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is the present. That’s why they call it a gift.” Thursday morning I had to leave the house early, but didn’t have to be to work for another hour.  No problem guessing where I could be found with that little extra bit of free time… Humboldt Cafe, … More Today is a gift….