Unburnable

Unburnable is a multigenerational story that is a play on one of the curses in the Bible: the sins of the father will be visited onto the children unto the third and fourth generation. In this story, the sins of the mother is visited onto her daughter’s daughter.  The mother is Matilda, the dark skinned…

Writing Sprints

Today, my NaNoWriMo goal is to write 10,000 words. If you’re on Twitter, you can follow my progress as I attempt several writing sprints to reach my goal. My Twitter handle: @kamari2001 I just did my first 30 minute sprint where I wrote 868 words. Not bad, I think and my goal for the next sprint is…

Focus on the person

It’s November which means my thoughts are pretty much centered on books – reading them and writing them. As you know, I’m participating in NaNoWriMo and I just realized I’ve been explaining it wrong this whole time. Whenever I’d explain what the acronym means, I’ve been saying National Novel Writers’ Month but it’s really National Novel…

Not Taught In School

“When is it due?” one student asks, once she makes out that this is an assignment. I leave off from where I am and go back to the top of the board and write in even clearer handwriting that I thought I was capable of producing on a vertical writing surface. Now it reads, Writing Assignment,…

Summer Reading Challenge 

I love participating in Megan‘s Summer Reading Challenge which runs from May 1st to August 31st. Book challenges are fun, it’s great to start even if they’re often a doozy to finish – there’s usually one or two categories that just seem impossible to complete. Here’s how I did this time: 5 points: Freebie! Read any book that fits…

5 Reasons Kate Isn’t Married

5 Reasons Kate Isn’t Married As a child, her mother told her to wait to get married – do the things she wanted to do with her life, unencumbered by the responsibility of a family. But her mom died before giving her the directive to stop waiting. She’s convinced that she’s living the life her…

Weekly Reads Wednesday: The ebook Version

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Two weeks ago, I took the plunge and dove headfirst into some Kindle ebook reading and this happened: I read 4 titles, primarily to do reviews for Netgalley (click the book names if you missed my reviews) Cocktails at Le Carmen by Isabelle Andover Behind the Clutter by June…

Reading Challenge

I’m participating in a few reading challenges this year but thought I’d also like to start my own.  The Read Wright Sunmer Challenge will run from June 1st to September 5th (just because that’s my birthday and it’s also Labor Day weekend – the unofficial end of summer). The period June 1 to Sept 5…

Weekly Reads Wednesday 

Since my last recap, I’ve read: 1. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty   Jane is a single mother whose five-year-old son might or not be a violent bully; Celeste and her husband and identical twin sons might or might not be living the perfect life; Madeline and her husband and ex-husband’s family might have the…

Forever Young

Imagine being ‘Forever Young’? That’s probably an enticing thought. You might have thought about never developing wrinkles, never going bald or maintaining the skinny figure you sported as a teenager with the ability to eat all the junk food with none of the weight gain. ‘Forever Young’ sounds like a happy place. But imagine, instead, that…

Blizzard 2015

#Blizzard2015 wasn’t as severe in NYC as predicted but I’m glad they made the decisions they did because it’s always better to be safe than sorry. This is how I spent my snow day: Comfort foods: potato and spinach topped with salsa Star-shaped snowflakes Snowman Reading material Having anxiety over the TETRIS high score my friend…

Ode to Starbucks

Because I think in poetry. Shared here: Monday Funday, Monday Bloom, Inspiration Monday, In and Out of the Kitchen – Feeding Big, Met Monday – Between Naps on the Porch, Frugal Crafty Home, Make it Pretty Monday, TDC Before and After, Inspire Me Monday, Munching Mondays, Create-Link-Inspire, Made By You