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…

Things I Want More Of: Slice of Life #sol19 23/31

Today’s post is inspired by Tammy’s question and post at Tammy’s Reading/Writing Life (a blog that has given me much writing inspiration this month!): What do you want more of? I want more rain. Not right now, when fields are flooded with snowmelt. But sometime. Maybe in July and October, a long string of rainy…

Lap Cats: A Photo Essay Slice of Life #sol19 21/31

Now that my mother has her new (my old) iPhone, we have gotten into the habit of texting each other with cat photos every morning. A “here’s the status of my lap, what about yours?” kind of thing. As soon as I settle myself on the chaise–and sometimes before I’m settled–cats are claiming their space…

By the Book: Slice of Life #sol19 17/31

The New York Times has a regular interview feature with writers called By the Book. (Here’s a great recent one with Laurie Halse Anderson). I borrowed this idea for a slice from The Hyphenated Life but read a few By the Book columns to gather a collection of interview questions that I liked. What books…