Reading: I've been reading a lot lately since my self-imposed rule that I must read for one half hour first thing every day when I come home from work. I finished reading both Pax by Sara Pennypacker and Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson.
They were both very different from what I expected. (I don't really know what I expected, but I did love both so very much!) I think it was that they both surprised me. I love it when a story does that!
Writing: I've been writing some animal stories. I am not sure why I am drawn to this right now, but I am. One story contains a rabbit who is really a girl who lives on a sinking island. Another is about a scrawny one-eyed cat who walks the secret road between the living and the dead. There's graveyards in it, and 1915 London.
And I am still struggling with a picture book about a hippo astronaut.
Eating: These are so delicious!!:
They are my new favorite snack.
So, that's what is going on around here. Some reading. Some writing. Some eating.