Monday, May 19, 2008

Some Things to Chew On

I have been mulling over book reviews, some topics I want to write about, and frankly, still trying to recover from the frenetic pace of posting during April. I never imagined writing a post a day would be so hard! Not only did I write 30 posts on poetry in the classroom, but posted an additional 33 entries for the month.

There is much worth reading about these days, so please forgive me for sending you on to some pieces worthy of your attention.
Yesterday on Weekend Edition there was a story about Isamu Fukui, a teenager who has written a book called Truancy. I was a bit surprised by some of the comments of his editor. Do take a few minutes to listen. It's interesting stuff.

My friend and colleague Libby Gruner has a terrific piece up over at Literary Mama on The Arrival and The Invention of Hugo Cabret. By the way, she's also posting once a week (Tuesdays, I think) over at Mama PhD.

The Summer Blog Blast Tour is underway. You can see the full schedule at Chasing Ray.

The May issue of The Edge of the Forest is out and packed with lots of thoughtful pieces.

Just down the road from me at William and Mary, Denise Johnson has started a blog entitled The Joy of Children's Literature to accompany her book of the same name. She's been posting since March, but it took me a while to find her. Welcome, Denise!
That's all for now. I'm off to bake cookies with my son. I'll be back soon with some posts of actual substance.


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Tricia!

    I enjoyed all of your poetry posts last month -- fabulous!


  2. Heya, Tricia, I'm tagging you with the Meme of Five (blame Emily at Emily Reads!). Enjoy.

    Yeah, like you need another blog post after the April you had...but maybe you're feeling withdrawal symptoms?

  3. I'm SO far behind on my blog-reading. As I was catching up on yours this morning, I realized you JUST DID this meme. {hides eyes in shame} Thanks for being such a good sport.