Book Talk: *When You Reach Me*, by Rebecca Stead

Book Talk: *When You Reach Me*, by Rebecca Stead

When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead Wendy Lamb Books (2009), Hardcover (ISBN 0385737424 / 9780385737425) Fiction (children’s/YA), 208 pages Source: Personal/purchased copy Reason for reading: leftover from 24-Hour Readathon, follow-up to my re-read of A Wrinkle in Time Opening Lines: “So Mom got the postcard today. It says Congratulations in big curly letters, and at the very top is the address of Studio TV-15 on West 58th Street. After three years of trying, she has […]

Posts and Phones and Politics – Tuesday Tangents

Posts and Phones and Politics – Tuesday Tangents

It’s been three years since I last participated in National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo). Originally held in November to coincide with NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), NaBloPoMo is now every month, but November’s the only time I seriously consider joining in. That’s partly because I have a traditionalist streak, but also because November is the only month that doesn’t have a designated blogging theme. I can commit to daily posting for a month, but not […]

Voting early…and somewhat less than enthusiastically

Voting early…and somewhat less than enthusiastically

By the time you read this, I’ll have already voted. The legendary Chicago maxim – “vote early and often” – aside, you can only vote as often as elections are held, and when they are held, you only get to vote once. But in many places, you don’t have to wait for Election Day any more, and you can easily comply with the “early” part. More and more districts are implementing in-person “early voting” at […]