Today I’m over at Julie Glover’s blog Threading the Labyrinth.  Julie writes  mysteries and YA fiction.  She blogs about the wonders of language (Amazing Words Wednesday) and fun pop culture stuff on Deep-Fried Fridays.  Julie is just awesome! Today we are talking about movies that define a generation, starting with the 80’s.  Come on over!! 🙂     Happy Friday!!  **If you enjoyed this post, you can subscribe to my mailing list to receive my new posts straight to your inbox…. Read more »

“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” -Austin Phelps Right now I have 394 books on my Amazon Wish List.  So um, my coat would be pretty threadbare if I followed the above quote for my entire list.  But I do buy from it, on occasion (my husband and I differ on our definition of occasion).  Mostly I use my Wish List to refill my hold queue at the library.  Also, I must admit I’m hoping for that… Read more »

This weekend I took a little road trip to take my son to camp. With nothing on the radio, I dug around and came up with a cassette. It had no artist cover, just my loopy, teenage handwriting all over the paper liner. Yes, it was a mix tape. From 1987. So I popped it in the player and started to sing (while my son pushed his headphones deeper into his ears). I found myself thinking about the power of… Read more »