Wilde About Books Posts

April 8, 2020 /

Welcome back, folks! I hope you’re staying healthy and entertained! We’re a little over a week into National Poetry Month, and I hope you’ve had a chance to read some poetry or write your own. We’re also coming up on Drop Everything and Read Day on April 12! As a community of bookworms, let’s seize the day on April 12 and dive head first into a lovely place I like to call Bookland.  Bookland is my favorite place. It’s that sacred space between the written word and the imagination. It’s that place you go to when you’re supposed to be…

April 3, 2020 /

Happy Friday everyone! I wanted to begin today’s post by saying, “Thank you!” Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we were having some technical difficulties this past Wednesday when our new blog post was supposed to go up. Thanks to some great people, we are back up and running! Now let’s get rolling… April 1st kicked off National Poetry Month! This month is dedicated to all our poets out there, published or otherwise. It’s dedicated to those who simply love to read poetry. If there have been some poetry collections waiting on your “to read” list, now…

March 25, 2020 /

It’s that time of week again folks! Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re surviving quarantine and have found wonderful things to read and write about! My writing has fallen a little to the wayside as I’ve been consumed with Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses saga, which is a truly original retelling of Beauty and the Beast. You can check it out here! Today is National Tolkien Reading Day marking an annual event encouraging the reading of JRR Tolkien’s works and the use of them in an educational setting. The Tolkien Society launched the event in 2003 having…

March 18, 2020 /

Happy Wednesday, friends! How did National Write Your Story Day go? What kinds of things did you write about? Did you share it with anyone? I unfortunately didn’t have a chance to write because I was moving to another state, but if I had, I would have written about the impact that reading and writing has had on my life and the amazing people who helped ignite that passion in me. Even if you didn’t write, I hope you had a chance to think about your story and the value that it has.  In a similar vein, today I want…

March 11, 2020 /

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is staying calm and healthy amid the Coronavirus scare in our country and around the world! As we are all worried about what the future holds, it seems to me a good time to celebrate the past and all the things and people who have made you who you are today. This coming Saturday, March 14 is National Write Your Story Day; It’s a day to write about an event, a person, a pet, or all of those things that have shaped you. You can write about the good, the bad, the ugly, the silly,…

March 4, 2020 /

We talked a lot about the importance of reading last month, and I wrote about how my love of reading began with my mother reading me Alice in Bibleland stories. So, I’d like to kick off the month of March by shifting gears a bit to writing craft. The words “writing craft” can sound intimidating as if you need a Master’s of Fine Arts to even use the words. But, really, how well a writer hones their craft has nothing to do with their education. I know many writers with years of writing and literature classes under their belts without…