Makeup challenged

viaI saw this on pinterest the other day and it got me thinking. A) I’m so fortunate and thankful for my skin. B) Why have I not learned how to properly put on makeup?!...more

Banned Books Week: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian hit bookstore shelves in 2007 and people haven't stopped talking about it, or challenging it, since. The publishers synopsis says that it "chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live." It does but seems that not everyone thinks that this semi-autobiographical tale is right for the kids the same age as Alexie's 14 year old protagonist, Junior. Challenges have been attempted on the basis of offensive language, racism, sex education, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, and violent. ...more
I did read it for my book club. I enjoyed it and it was mostly well received by the other ladies ...more

To Vaccinate or Not: The Legal Requirements

Brother's Keeper ...more

For the Love of Books: How and Why Books Get Challenged & Banned Part I

A Salve for the Soul Books soothe my soul....more

The Directionally Challenged

Ok, so today I had a working lunch with my boss at Dorm Suite Dorm (Sheri) and her sister (my previous boss, Vikki. Funny I know). We ate in downtown Birmingham at Urban Standard. (So good. Eclectic atmosphere. Cool vibe. Great food. Totally recommend it if you are in the Ham.) Anyways, I got completely LOST! What else is new in my life?? A simple, "It is on 2nd Ave N between 23rd and 24th Streets" did nothing for me. NOTHING! I walked around looking like a tourist in the city I have lived in for the past 3 years and, not to mention, an idiot. And... I have a GPS on my phone. ...more