Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Write Better by Andrew T. Le Peau



Le Peau offers writers a distillation of wisdom gleaned from decades of editorial experience. After reading his book, I felt as though I'd attended a writer's conference--all within the comfort of my home, at a pace I controlled. The breadth of topics and the infusion of examples offers something for every writing level. It is definitely a book that one must read slowly--and repeatedly--to reap the full benefit.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Geronimo Stilton Reporter: Stop Acting Around (#3)



The Geronimo Stilton series has been one of my kids' favorite series. Trips to the library always include checking to see if there is a new Geronimo they have not read.  And then I discover there are also graphic novels?  How fun is that!  While I believe a literary diet should include more than just graphic novels, in moderation, I admit they are a very fun way to read a book (and a million times better than watching a cartoon!).

In Stop Acting Around, Geronimo visits a movie set with . When mysterious mishaps keep happening, Geronimo does a little investigating on his own and soon finds a more sinister plot line than the movie being filmed. Fans of the series will recognize supporting charcters Thea, Benjamin, and Pandora. Readers can jump into the series at any point, no need to read in order (although I guarantee that kids will want to read more than one!).