Words That Make Me Click: Slice of Life #sol19 30/31

Today’s slice is inspired by Ramona at Pleasures from the Page, who generated a poem-list of “those words that hook me every time.” Here’s my own list of the words that always make me click to read a slice. catskittensfur babiesfurry friendsferalfelinedogs too bookslibrariesreadingrereadingteaching readingspine poetry writer’s notebookwriting routinewriting processwriter’s blockwriting reflectionteaching writingwrite cakecoffeecookiesdessertpastrysweets mapsroad…

Hello there: Slice of Life #sol19 29/31

Today I’m borrowing a format from Aggie Kesler. I am an early riser who loves a quiet hour (or three) alone in the morning. I keep buying more books, even though I already own more books than I can possibly read in my lifetime–even if I live to be quite old. I wish I could…

Deep Work: Slice of Life #sol19 27/31

I had a found hour between getting home from work and needing to get on a video conference call. I knew immediately what I would do with my time. Read. A book I had requested through interlibrary loan arrived that day, and I am always eager to start the shiny new book. 3:35. Sit down…

Shout: Slice of Life #sol19 25/31

A giant box of books followed me home from NCTE last November, dozens and dozens of books, picture books and middle grade novels and YA novels and graphic novels and memoirs and informational books and poetry. My son shook his head as I was giddily unpacking. “You must have gotten all the books.” To a…

Slicing Blues: Slice of Life #sol19 24/31

Maybe I’m just tired. I woke up at 3:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep. Maybe I need an adventure, something new and different to slice about. Maybe I need my writer’s notebook, an old entry I could revisit, polish, post. Maybe I need more coffee. Maybe I read too many slices and feel too…