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sometimes i feel like a toad

“Frog ran up the path to Toad’s house. ~ He knocked on the front door. “Toad, Toad,” shouted Frog,” “wake up. It is spring!” ~ ‘Blah,’ said a voice from inside the house.” ~ from Arnold Lobel‘s Frog and Toad are Friends ~ Blah, I say. Blah!


I’m in kind of a reading slump. After a semester of intense required reading of YA books of all sorts, and then a little winter break “Catch up with every cool book I missed out on while I was reading required books” and then a little bit of HOLYCRAPLOOKATTHESEAWESOMEARC madness, I’m in a weird reading […]


In seven days I must turn in 50 single-paged papers on single picturebooks. I really liked this song when I was six years old. I used to sing it a lot Little did I know, it would become my existence. Like, literally. My existence. 14 down. 36 to go! So yeah, if I have time […]

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Popular Girl dies. Then Popular Girl wakes up, in her bed, not dead, living her last day again. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. This book is definitely gripping. I won’t say it’s the best book of the year – the characters are hard to like, the story of “Popular Girl Seeing The Unintentional Damage Her […]

the joy

Still grumpy. But will you LOOK at this! She is just so cute.