Posts By: Skila

Returning to the blog

I’d intended to be back here a month ago, but life. I’ve been helping a son recover from an accident and also trying to figure out what to do with the state of the world. I decided when I started blogging here that this place wouldn’t be personal or political. … Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

 

“Maybe we’ve already vanished. Maybe this is where you come to when you vanish.”
~Frank Cottrell Boyce’s The Unforgotten Coat

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Wednesday: What I’m Reading

On Wednesdays, I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.

 

 

Kate Beasley’s Gertie’s Leap to Greatness is a delightful middle grade read. Beautiful sentences; vivid, rich setting; interesting characters. The dialogue is often hilarious, the kid logic spot-on. It’s a satisfying story with a perfect … Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“The thing with kids is, if they want to grab for the gold ring, you have to let them do it, and not say anything. If they fall off, Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“I can’t believe that we could be so impermanent.”
~Nina LaCour’s The DisenchantmentsRead More

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

On Wednesdays, I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.

Patricia MacLachlan‘s The Poet’s Dog is a perfect small read for the winter. It’s warm and sad, but also filled with joy, love, and hope. Plus there are poets. The best kind of them too. Run … Read More

Happy Holidays!

I hope you’re surrounded by love and peace and joy this holiday season. I’ll be back here on the blog in two weeks. Happy New Year!

 

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Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

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“If one believes there is truth in art—and I do—then it’s troubling how similar the skill of performing is to lying. Maybe lying is itself a kind of art.” Read More

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

On Wednesdays, I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.

 

 

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows is a treasure of a book. Maybe my favorite read this year.  A YA historical, imaginative, hilarious novel with romance and magic and hilarity … Read More