In my series of reviewing Manitoba authors, first up is “Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat” by Sarah Yates of Winnipeg. *DISCLAIMER*First, I will admit, this is book two in the Lucky Lou series, and I have not read book one – I was sent this in a box of books and have not yet… Continue reading AMANDA READS: Lucky Lou Grooves in a Heartbeat by Sarah Yates
It’s Oscar Day!! Every year my family and I have an Oscar party where we have an pool to see who can guess the most amount of winners, we even have a little Oscar statue that goes to the winner. Along with the travelling Oscar, the winner gets one of the nominated movies to take… Continue reading My Oscar Picks 2016
Every writer has had writer’s block at some point in their lives, they’ve sat down to write and absolutely nothing comes to mind. It SUCKS. I have a very unfinished story that I started during NaNoWriMo two years ago, and with the exception of some edits, I’ve barely made any progress on it. I know… Continue reading Writer’s Block
So as you may remember, I am a Librarian in charge of programming at my local public library, and lately we have been doing a TON of programming. Last night we did a CD Dream Catcher night, and we had SO MUCH FUN! Using the tutorial I found on Pink Stripey Socks, we made dream… Continue reading DIY: Woven CD Dream Catchers
Another year, another blog attempt. Will I actually keep this one going.. honestly, I couldn’t tell you. I have tried numerous blogs on numerous different platforms that started strong .. and didn’t last long, so I’m not beating myself up over it anymore. I have tons planned for this blog, I even have a reserve… Continue reading Blog attempt #… well I’ve lost count.
Weaving is all the rage it seems, well according to my Instagram and Pinterest feeds! Mostly you’ll find tutorials on how to use expensive looms and all sorts of complicatedness. Well I have a way that is SO EASY! So easy in fact that I am doing it as a children’s program tomorrow night at… Continue reading DIY – Weaving with Yarn and Drinking Straws
*Published in Prairie Books NOW! Magazine Fall 2015 and includes quotes from the author* Winnipeg author Jodi Carmichael presents a young adult novel that tackles a heavy topic that millions of women and girls face, abuse. We follow 16-year old Julia, who has recently lost her father to cancer and is having a hard time… Continue reading AMANDA READS: Review for FOREVER JULIA by JODI CARMICHAEL