Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!


Today is Dr. Seuss’s 115th birthday.  If you didn’t know, Dr. Seuss not only wrote beloved and wacky children’s books but he was also a huge advocate for literacy in children.  I loved Dr. Seuss and have discovered that not only was he a blessing to us Readers and Writers, but he was also a very wise man.  Below are a few of my favorite quotes from Dr. Seuss.  Enjoy! ❤

My Favorite Dr. Seuss book is Horton Hears a Who.  Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss Book or quote?  I’d love to hear your thoughts about this wonderful man. 

Between the Pages


Within the pages,

the fantasy lives.

Eyes dance as stories

come to life.

Imagined wings navigate

flights of fancy.

Wishes granted,

dragons slain,

kingdoms won,

fortunes gained.

Close the cover and

reality intrudes.

Grounded.

She’ll take flight again,

with the magic

between the pages.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

Make Those Books Work!


So what do we do with All those Books?  You know what I’m talking about.  There are the ones on the nightstand (like in the picture above) that are waiting to be read.  There are the ones on the book shelf shelf that need to be read, or they are too precious to turn loose.  Then there are the ones that we need to pass along, donate or whatever, but we have not gotten around to doing this.  So what do we do with all of these?  I say PUT THEM TO WORK!

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30 Day Challenge-What I Learned


I put myself on a 30 day challenge to do a Post A Day, for 30 days.  I succeeded!  THIS is post #30.  I’m proud of sticking with it and accomplishing it.  I’ve learned a few things along the way of my little challenge and thought that I would share what I’ve learned with you.

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Cleaning house


I mentioned in a previous post that I could not seem to get interested in reading anything.  I decided that i needed a fresh start.  The stack of books in the picture above used to be on my nightstand next to my bed.  My To Be Read Pile.

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Reading Habits


My reading habits have changed a lot over the years.  When I was a kid, I read All. The. Time.  Every chance I got, I had my nose in a book.  After I grew up and moved away from home, I still read quite a bit, but not to the extent I did as a kid.

I seem to go through phases where I read a lot and then I don’t read at all.  Right now, it’s like NOTHING holds my attention.  Or I just cannot get interested in a book.  They ALL bore me!  Craziness!

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Update


I haven’t posted much here lately.  So I thought I would give you an update.

I’m rereading Stephen King’s On Writing.  I read it years ago but didn’t remember much about it.  I’ve always been a fan of Stephen King and all I could remember about the book was that I had liked it.

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Books, Books, Books!


My Dear, Dear, sweet friends, PLEASE stop giving me fabulous books to read!  Dear, writing community, will I ever catch up?  Dear Self, Please, Please Stop buying books!! 🙂

I have a terrible addiction.  I know I share this addiction with many of you.  When I’m in the grocery store, I have to be sure to NOT go down the aisle were the magazines and books are at.  I tell myself, “I’ll just look at the covers and see what’s new.”  Female authors are really hot right now (yay us!) and I like to see what’s hot, what’s new, etc.  I love looking at the cover art.  After all, some day I will have a book in print.

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