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Gardening with chickens & ingenious bookstore event

TweetA bunch of you have written asking for chicken update pictures. Earlier this week, BH and I took a couple of the girls out to help us weed the flower beds. They are bug-eating machines. A man and his chicks.Along with the garden (we’ve been eating the first peas this week) and the chickens, we’ve been […]
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NCTE & ALAN recap – plus bookstore events

TweetWhew! I spent yesterday snoring on the couch, recovering from the wonderful, high-energy weekend at the National Council of English Teachers Annual Conference. Thank you, thank you to everyone who stood in the long lines and who shared their stories of the impact my books have had on their students. You guys made me cry […]
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Halfway through the garden

TweetIf you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter the past week, you’ve noticed I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time in the garden. What’s up with that? It’s my therapy. After the insane amount of travel the past six months, my brain is fried and my soul is tattered. There was no earthly way […]
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I am melting and other obvious facts

TweetRemember how I moved up here because I love ice and snow? I’ll be crawling inside the freezer shortly. This will be the third day with sticky temperatures in the 90s. Ack. I hate heat. Ack. Ack. Ack. I have a couple of freshly-chilled links to distract you, if you are sticking to your chair […]
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Where is my list?

TweetThank you to everyone who came out to the bookstore in Oswego last night! (I also snuck into Oswego High School yesterday, courtesy of English teacher Heidi Sheffield, and surprised several classes of students who have been reading SPEAK. Thanks, Heidi and kids!) River’s End Bookstore celebrates its 10th anniversary on Sunday. If you’re in […]
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Happy Cinco de Birthday!

TweetThe Forest is decorated with streamers and margaritas today. Yes, it is Cinco de Mayo (and take it from me: San Jose is where you want to be on Cinco de Mayo weekend). But it is also the birthday of Stephanie, my oldest daughter. You can leave birthday greetings on Bookavore, her blog, if you […]
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