Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Monday, May 3, 2010

April Give-Away Winners

Thanks to all who entered April's book give-away drawing. My heart felt cheered to discover a few kindred poetry-loving spirits out there. Carry-on, word-lovers!

Winners (ahem...that does NOT make the rest of you losers):

1st place: Princesa
2nd place: L.T.
3rd place: Maria

Congratulations! Winners, please email me at with your book preferences in order of most- to least-wanted. First place gets first pick, second gets second pick, etc.,  in case you all want the same one.

Just to remind you, the book options are  

Smiles to Go, by Jerry Spinelli,  

Savvy, by Ingrid Law, and  

Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1, by Diana Wynne Jones. This volume includes two books: Charmed Life, and The Lives of Christopher Chant.

Go here if you can't remember what I said I liked about these books.

If you didn't win, you still have lots more chances. I try to do a book-drawing every month.

Happy May, everyone! Read like the wind!

Playing High and Dry with Sourdough

Lately I've been playing with dough. It's become a sort of a compulsion. Maybe because I'm tired of driving all the way to som...