Book Reviews, Family, Foster Parenting

I wish I were DEAD!!!!!!!

I mean, not me personally. It's just I'm reading Varney the Vampire.  And this wish for death seems to be a reasonable reaction to the crazy stuff happening to these dudes.  Varney the Vampire is a Victorian "penny dreadful." Yes, I bought it because of the title and the realization that it was an old school trash… Continue reading I wish I were DEAD!!!!!!!

Book Reviews, Foster Parenting, Writing

Review: Tom Sawyer Detective (with references to other books thrown in)

  So first of all.  Meh on this one.  For me this is a solid 3 stars.  I liked it well enough, but if it were a stand alone rather than the 4th book, I'd *probably* not read the sequel. The thing I've been noticing lately is that many a book has a HUGE character.… Continue reading Review: Tom Sawyer Detective (with references to other books thrown in)

Family, Foster Parenting, Mina, These Lying Eyes, Vancouver/ Portland

The Crazy Train

Here's the thing about the mass, mound, bunch, lot, assemblage, mess, pack, and swarm of crazy ruling my life.  It's too much.  It's just too much.  Somehow I haven't yet collapsed.  My mom and I have a no break-downs pact.  Here's what I have going: 1) My FiestyPants and BoyBlue are being transitioned home to… Continue reading The Crazy Train

Family, Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Sacrilege…

I'm going to start by saying that I know this is stupid to say.  But truthfully, I'm kinda getting bored with Huck's adventures. I think it's partially that I'm just really tired right now.  Plus if there were ever a novel about foster parenting this is it.  And I'm kind of emotionally exhausted, so maybe… Continue reading Sacrilege…

These Lying Eyes

Tom Sawyer Review! Editor update!

Have you ever read a book that seemed to delve right into your childhood self?  Man, Tom Sawyer does that for me.  Especially the pieces where the kids get in trouble and imagine dying for the revenge of their death on their parents. I used to do that.  What a little brat I was.  My brothers… Continue reading Tom Sawyer Review! Editor update!

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I was going to read The Last Chronicle of Barset next…

Except, it won't play through my audible reader, so I'm reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer instead. Sigh. In The Small House at Allington, Trollope didn't resolve one of his stories, and I want to find out what happens!!! Plus it's got characters in this next one I've been wanting to return to.  That stiff… Continue reading I was going to read The Last Chronicle of Barset next…

Family, Foster Parenting, These Lying Eyes

Um, my book is at the editor…

At the editor... OMGoodness!!!! Sure that's a roller coaster.  Like roller coasters and tornados, I find having my book at the editor is terrifying.  My editor is this professional, talented woman, and she is looking over These Lying Eyes which I've been working on for years.  She's looking at it, judging it, and making (I hope) valuable feedback.… Continue reading Um, my book is at the editor…

Family, Foster Parenting

Foster parenting rage…

I've experienced rage induced tears and frustration this last week with foster parenting.  In talking it over with the co-foster-parent of my 2 (she fosters their 2 siblings), she shared with me her journal entry.  With her permission, I'm putting it here. These foster parenting posts aren't about me and my book, or my emotional… Continue reading Foster parenting rage…