The Internment Chronicles by Lauren DeStefano

You know you have found an author to hold on to when you read a trilogy she has written and feel heartbroken when it is over…simply because it is over. This has happened to me after each book of The Chemical Garden Trilogy which consists of Wither, Fever, and Sever.  Those books left me feeling as if I had lost close friends. I couldn’t put the books down and when they were all over, I felt sad. That is when I wrote down the author’s name for future use. Lauren DeStefano.

Good thing I did.

Lauren DeStefano’s next trilogy called The Internment Chronicles does not disappoint either. Continue reading “The Internment Chronicles by Lauren DeStefano”


Summer Reading

As a special education teacher, it is always bittersweet when summer finally arrives. I am beyond ready for the break from IEPs, meetings, and SOL drama. However, the thought of leaving “my 1345dd2bf88196ac03c7636ebe9d3db0kids” is heartbreaking. I call them “my kids” not because they are “sped” but because during those 9-10 months of school I spend so much time with them helping them in their subjects, helping them with their testing anxiety, chatting about their days, giving morning hugs as they walk in the front door from the bus and receiving afternoon hugs as they rush by me to leave school for the day. Some are not “sped”, some are. It really doesn’t matter. They are all reminders of why teachers teach. Continue reading “Summer Reading”

Goodreads Giveaway

You have less than a week to sign up for the Goodreads Giveaway!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Girl Who Saw Words by Jessica  Warren

The Girl Who Saw Words

by Jessica Warren

Giveaway ends April 09, 2016.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

The Girl Who Saw Words is a unique picture book about a girl who sees every word she hears and every word she says. This story brings the world of Synesthesia to life with its vivid words and pictures. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy reading about this colorful and magical world.

If you are not familiar with Synesthesia, then I can basically describe it as when more than one of your senses are involved. For example: some people see numbers as different colors, some can taste certain words, some can see every word they hear (such as myself). There are many more types of Synesthesia.

I recently saw an article that explained even more. Check it out!

Snow Day Read

A  lot of us (on the East Coast of United States) are about to deal with snow whether it be winter watches or blizzard warnings. So what to do while snowed in?

Eat s’mores and read!

So today…my second book Stories After Dark is free! Go and enjoy a quick read! BUT don’t read this book if you want all the answers to your questions. I love a good short story that leaves me hanging so that is what I wrote. These stories range from young adult, suspense, to the supernatural.


Stay warm and safe while snuggling up to a good book. ❤



The Powers of Negativity

I am no stranger of thinking negatively…from thinking I am the most unattractive woman around to thinking that the stranger next to me is a serial killer. Although, really, that last one might be more of a paranoid side effect of reading too many Ted Bundy true stories, along with living in Tallahassee, Florida years ago which is home to his last brutal killing. (Yep. Criminal Justice dork here.)

The point of all of this is that the power of negativity is strong so you must walk away from the dark any way that you can. Appreciate positive moments for they can drive the negative thoughts away in a second.   Continue reading “The Powers of Negativity”

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