Monthly Archives: August 2021

Alone and Afraid

I’m working with a student this summer who has started writing poetry and is really finding a voice with this genre. She is an avid reader but doesn’t read a lot of poetry. As a way to help her read more poetry in order to improve her craft, I suggested that she read some books in verse. Of course, I’d love to take full credit for knowing every awesome middle grade and YA book written in verse, but I don’t. So I did reach out to one of my favorite author friends and teachers, Erica George, for some suggestions. Erica’s novel Words Composed of Sea and Sky (while not told in verse does contain some great poetry) was already on my list. She suggested a few that were already on my tbr. And then she suggested Alone by Megan E. Freeman. 

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To Dance Is To Be Out of Yourself

I apologize for being away from the blog for a bit, Dear Reader. It has been a busy month. I have read quite a bit since I blogged last–mostly adult fiction with a smattering of adult nonfiction (memoir) thrown in for good measure. 

I read very little YA. A diet of all one thing doesn’t make for a healthy life. So I mixed up my reading this month.

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