Novel-in-Verse Reading Challenge

Finding One’s Center: Hurricane Dancers by Margarita Engle

As the year is about to end, we are scrambling to finish all the reading challenges that we joined since the beginning of 2012. Here’s another contribution to the novel-in-verse challenge and perfect as well for our bimonthly theme on Stream of Stories and Whispering Water Tales. Historical Notes. Margarita Engle is one of our […]

Inventing Life as it Goes: A review of Margarita Engle’s Tropical Secrets

A few months back, one of the major bookstore chains in the country had a book sale and like any predictable bibliophile, I found myself hoarding. One of the books I picked up was Margarita Engle’s Tropical Secrets. I wasn’t sure what it was about, I picked up because of the author who Myra has […]

October Round Up!

I always think of time as some trickster, jumping out of nowhere and making you realize a month has gone past. It’s once again our time to  round-up what we’ve done this October. Amazing, how in two months’ time we shall be welcoming 2013. Book Hunting Expedition Book Hunting Expedition is our excuse to splurge […]

It’s Monday What are You Reading and Nonfiction Monday: A Paul Janeczko Overload and then Some

Once again, we join the meme hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Our participation in this meme is actually inspired by our blogger-friends Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life who have introduced us to great titles through their weekly Monday posts. Quirky Poetry Anthologies I have only just recently […]

A July Round Up: Blogiversary, Photo Journal, Reading Challenges, July Winner for AWB Reading Challenge and Much Much More

This is actually one of our dreaded tasks as we make an attempt to synthesize everything that we have done so far during the month. It’s tedious work, yes, but ultimately gratifying to see how far we have come, I think. First of all, we missed celebrating our 2nd Blogiversary this July! We have been […]