Summer Fun

By Myla Yee Summer is my favorite season when it comes to playing outdoors with family and friends.  ...more

Review: The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan

This review is part of the Classic Double Challenge, hosted by One Librarian’s Book Reviews....more

Honey, You Need To Take a Look at This...

"Honey?""Yeah?""You asleep?""Not anymore. What's up?""Didn't your grandfather or somebody come over from Italy?""Great-grandfather. Why?"When was that, exactly?""Hmm, I'm not really sure. Dad was born in '39, and his dad probably 25 years or so before that. Turn of the century, maybe. Why?""Honey?""What?""You need to take a look at this..."...more
@k.marie.petrarca Oh, thank you for educating me on this, Marie, I have passed it on to my ...more

Success: It's Not About the Destination

We've all read the quote about how it's not about the destination, it's about the journey. Success is in the process, the road that leads to where we're going. Most of us nod our heads, agree, and then go about marching headstrong toward the destination without noticing much along the way. That's why I truly love this post from Denise Wakeman about success being a journey. Not only did she live this truth on a personal and visceral level, she is now bringing that same energy to her work. I had the pleasure of hearing her speak about her epic journey in person as part of a live conference a few weeks ago and truly wanted to share it with this community. ...more

Nakagusuku Castle

Friday was so beautiful here. Actually, it's been so nice for the past week... including the weekend! I was a little shocked by the weekend part because usually it'll be nice all week and then when it's playtime, it'll rain. Murphy's Law at its best.Anyway, I initially planned to stay home and clean on Friday. However, it was just too nice to be stuck in the house so I headed to Nakagusuku Castle. It's one of the best preserved castles in its original state and was registered on the World Heritage List in 2000....more

The Wanderers of the Water Realm

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I'm Making a List . . . .

 A bucket list, that is!The Urban Dictionary defines bucket list as, “A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term ‘kicked the bucket.’”My bucket list is fairly long. Here are six items that immediately come to mind:...more

Walking on the Edge

She perched on the edge of the chair, hands poised over the keyboard, watching the seconds crawl by until her fingers could fly. After having refreshed the screen six hundred and eighty-three times, the numbers of the clock clicked over and it was GO. With a blur of motion the details were entered and submitted. Moments later the hoped for and unexpected answer appeared – Congratulations. You’re in....more

Review: Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter

@Karen Ballum I definitely enjoyed the story more when it the danger became more real for them, ...more