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This is not a laughing matter

Three major problems as I see it: 1) Phonics is no longer taught. First step to reading is to learn the alphabet. Second step is learning the different sounds the letters make and how those sounds change when letters are combined. Nearly forty years old, I still "sound out" a new word and I can because I was taught phonics. I use context clues to discern the meaning of a new word. God, I hope they're still teaching kids how to use context clues. And dictionaries. Of course in order for a dictionary to be helpful you have to be able to get at least close to the spelling of the word and guess how you learn that skill? Phonics. 2) Cursive is no longer taught. My daughter is in the sixth grade - middle school - and she's been in the MG program for a couple years now. The 400 page book she was supposed to spend the summer reading took her four days. And honestly she took her time with it. But if I don't print notes in block letters, she can't read it! W


That's a cover that says: READ ME! Far from her home world, an alien female clandestinely observes the Earth, but her intense need for a mate overwhelms her desire for secrecy. It is time to pick her Chosen , the one who will share her life. With her keen ultraviolet vision, she’s watched the human astronaut, Edward McAdams, a man with a unique and compelling aura. Is he the one? If so, will he agree to leave Earth and travel with her to the stars? But her plans are threatened when she discovers dangers lurking in the vast reaches of the Milky Way galaxy, menacing aliens who may not only imperil Edward, but everyone else on Earth. Purchase Alienne Mine on Amazon US : KEEP READING FOR AN EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT FROM ALIENNE MINE, A PREQUEL TO DRAGON DAWN : As Alienne readied her mind to send Edward back to his world, she realized she had not told him about things like the wet-ware in her brain or her ability to communicate telepathically

Becky Flade, Author: The Demise of Princess Pinhead (repeat)

An oldie but goodie and one of my favorites: Becky Flade, Author: The Demise of Princess Pinhead (repeat) : Well I was going to review JD Robb’s last two books, Delusion in Death and Calculated in Death , because they were the last two books I rea...

Friedgatortail: Being Indie

Friedgatortail: Being Indie : I recently met another Indie Author who took me on a wild roller-coaster ride of emotions during our conversations about books, publishing a...

Get Excited with Me

I saw this post on Friday: New Lisa Kleypas, Sonali Dev, and more exciting romance novels coming out soon! Posted by Book Riot on  Friday, July 31, 2015 I love books, especially romance, clearly this is the post for me [good job Facebook algorithms – you figured out what I’d like to see; now if you could just figure out what I don’t like, we’d get along better]. With joy in my heart and a wiggle in my butt, I clicked the link and saw all the pretty, pretty books. But none of the ones featured include books by authors that I’m already excited to read. I’m sure these are great books and that their authors are damn excited, and those author’s fans are damn excited too. A few, or many [who am I kidding ALL] may end up on my wishlist. However, there are exciting books coming out soon that BookRiot may not know about. That  you may miss. Therefore, I give you [drum roll please]: Becky’s 10 Romance Books to Get Excited About Fated Hearts by, um, me. Duh, of course