It's Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 12/2/19

The back matter of Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale begins with three pages of resources for suicide prevention, domestic violence, self-harm, and animal cruelty. That should give you a window into what you’re getting yourself into with the first volume of DC’s new Catwoman series, written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/16/19

Oh, that cover! There are a number of cover options for Tanya Huff’s Confederation sci-fi series, and they’re all pretty terrible–though also kind of awesome in that 70s pulp cover way. They look like novels you’d step right past in the supermarket checkout line. Thankfully, I came across the series in a list of recommended…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/9/19

On the blog: A quickwrite slice in response to Wislawa Syzmborska’s poem, “Possibilities” In reading: Permanent Rose continues the Casson family saga. This one has plot developments for days, a new character in David, a reformed bully from Indigo’s school, who is the only one to see and help Rose at some key moments when…

Possibilities: A Quickwrite Slice of Life #sol19

Back to school means back to more intentional work in my writer’s notebook. I’ve been sharing two or three different poems a day and writing alongside them with my students. Wislawa Szymborska’s “Possibilities” has been one particularly rich text to write beside. I’ve gotten the seeds for several possible pieces from this poem. But this…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/2/19

You’ve got to love a picture book that praises the magic of books and stories, and for me, it’s a bonus that it’s written by a former professional athlete. The story is fairly straightforward: looking into his magic hat, the magician in Malcolm Mitchell’s story is able to find that just right book for every…