Monthly Archives: May 2013

Monday Book Review: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

I first read A Wrinkle in Time when I was in junior high. It fascinated me. Never before had I read a story that took me to worlds so vastly different from my own. Years later, I still love it, and … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Character Development and How I Met Your Mother

On the eighth season finale of How I Met Your Mother, they finally revealed “the mother,” the girl Ted Mosby will marry. The show has only one season left, and we’d been promised for a while that we’d meet Ted’s future … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: East by Edith Pattou

Let me just start off by saying, I love this book! This is the final novel of the school year for the sixth grade students in my advanced level reading class. It’s part of our combined fantasy/mythology unit since it … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: What are split infinitives and who cares about them anyway?

An infinitive is the basic form of a verb. In English, we express it as “to + the verb.” For example, to give, to run, to sleep, to travel, to speak. An infinitive is “split” when an adverb is placed between … Continue reading

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The 2013 Edgar Winners–Did I Predict Correctly?

Yes and no. I did correctly predict the YA winner: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein. Not too hard to do given the fact that it’s well written, has some great twists, and covers a popular topic (World War II) through an … Continue reading

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