Posts By: Skila

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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“Nothing hurts so much in the first minute as it’s going to.”
~Annie Barrows’ The Truth According to UsRead More

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

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

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is a YA fantasy – first in a series – about three sister queens who have to kill each other. It’s fantastic! The characters are great; the world’s intriguing. And her … Read More

Cold weather

Winter is my second favorite season. (Nothing beats autumn.) I love snow and cold weather and wearing layers and layers of clothes. I love a fire in the fireplace and warm tea all throughout the day.

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But. I miss my favorite writing spot. It’s too cold now on the porch. … 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.

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“It has struck me then that the world was full of holes, holes which you could fall into, never to be seen again.”
~Sally Gardner’s Maggot MoonRead More

Books are Powerful

I just finished reading Homecoming by Yaa Gyasi. (This is a book for adults – not young readers.)

It is profound.

What an epic journey she set about, writing this. I am blown away by the years of work it must have required. The end result is worth every … Read More

Books for the holidays!

My kids know that every Christmas they will each open up a large box stuffed with new books. Some books in their boxes this year include:

    

 

And let me take this moment to plug a lovely picture book that would make an excellent gift for children in Kentucky or … 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.

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“Moving from man to man is never an upward path.”
~Julie Berry’s The Passion of DolssaRead More