Tag Archive | libraries

In the Writer’s House #38: It’s NaNoWriMo Time #amwriting #nanowrimo2018

Sorry I’ve been absent lately. I’ve been busy sending out letters with copies of my article from Family Magazine to military libraries and then I cleaned my office (sort of) in prep for National Novel Writing Month. Continue reading

In the Writer’s House #37 Neat Library Display #amwriting #amediting

Hello Readers,

How are you? Has fall arrived where you are? We are now wavering between the 90s and the 60s, with some nights coming up that will be in the low 40s. Perhaps baking weather has finally arrived! My kids will be happy for cinnamon rolls,  Continue reading

In the Writer’s House #29

Yay for spring! We are finally, finally going to be warm here in southern Illinois. And by warm, I mean 86 degrees and better this week! Ok, so now we’ve gone from winter to summer overnight. Which is typical for the Midwest. Sigh. My tulips are in bloom and seem to be all bunched together. Thank you, squirrels! Continue reading


I’m Nutty

my current fiction stack

my current fiction stack

about books!

I’ll tell you why. Yesterday, I went to three public libraries in the area where I live. Yes, three.

I went to the first one to meet a writing friend so we could work on our books. During a break to stretch and walk around, I found three books and four movies to check out.

I worked at that library for a couple hours, then my friend and I had lunch together. Later that afternoon, the kids and I went to the military base library because they had 7 items on hold for me. Plus I found a new author to try.

After dinner, I took my son to Lego club at our city library and checked out even more books. I think if I counted only my library books right now, I have about 31 books to read.

This is why I’m nutty.

I feel like a kid in a candy store whenever I step foot in a library. I think, ‘Oh, I’d like to try that author’. ‘Or that book looks good’. ‘Oh, I’ve never heard of him/her, I’ll see if I like them’.

Several of my books are on homeschooling, as I’m learning about a new way of doing things. Some are fiction, and some are either about writing or marketing. I am always learning something!

homeschooling books

homeschooling books

And this doesn’t count the three books delivered by Amazon yesterday. 🙂

Today, I’m returning to one of those libraries (the bigger one) so the kids can get more books. Am I crazy or what?

writing/marketing books

writing/marketing books

How many library books do you have on hand right now? I’m curious to know if I’m the only nutty one about books!

Happy reading!