Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Children Must Reads

 When it comes to children's literature, Cynthia Rylant is the queen of of telling great and fantastical tales. These are a few of my absolute Rylant favorites and I hope you take a trip to your library and find them and share these lovable stories with your children. They will become classics and stories you'll remember for years to come. 

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Leading Ladies

Five Things to Know About Cynthia Rylant: 

1. Graduated from the University of Charleston and went on to pursue graduate work at Marshall University in English Literature in 1975.

2. Winner of both a Newbery Honor Award and two Caldecott Honors, Rylant is celebrated as a master of writing Children's Literature. (Newbery: Missing May and Caldecott: When I was Young in the Mountains and The Relatives Came)

3.   Before getting her start in writing children's books, she started working as a waitress and eventually became a librarian at the public library in Huntington, West Virginia.

4. In the late seventies, she started teaching English Literature part time at her alma mater, Marshall University when she wrote her first book, When I Was Young in the Mountains-her very first published work won a Caldecott, pretty impressive!!)

5. Rylant has written over a hundred books during her career including picture books, poetry, fiction and nonfiction. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up...

 pretty details in my weekend wardrobe.
 lazy sundays with a must read. 
 friday night at the roxy theater.
 pumped being able to see ben sharp perform.
 my boyfriend is the best when it comes to gifts.
loving my chinese laundry beauties.

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Quote of the Day

"True friendship consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and value."-Ben Jonson

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Saturday Happy

When it comes to TV shows, I'm not very good at keeping up to date with the latest and greatest, I haven't watched Breaking Bad, Madmen or Dexter, I know you're probably thinking is this girl living under a rock? I pretty much stick to my DVD set collections when I hit the sheets at night and catch up on the weekends with favorites like New Girl and Girls and that's it. I've been in college going on seven years! I started a masters program two years ago and I work as well, by the end of the day I'm pretty tired. So when I'm not thinking of writing a paper or working on a project I'm most likely out and about or sleeping. Now that grad school is nearing the beginning of it's end, I've started venturing into the Cooking Channel and I've got to say, I love it! Chopped, here I come!  What's making you happy this week?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Showing

A new and charming approach a modern love story, set a reminder and make sure to check out Hank & Asha, I cannot wait to see it. What are you watching this weekend?!

Friday Mornings

What have you been up too this week? I've had an interesting one...earlier in the week I watched this incredible video about yoga and I decided at that moment I needed to start my yoga practice back up. I've been practicing on and off for the last six years and now it's time to get serious. I'm ready to become a yogi, find inner peace and challenge myself...mentally as well as physically. So I found a studio and took four classes in three days, I'm sore but I can already say I'm addicted. But for now, I'm heading into L.A. with my guy to see Cloudkicker at The Roxy, I'm pumped!! So enjoy your weekend and see you Monday :)

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