Teacher Feature #1

Teacher in Progress

Name: Trenee Seward Nationality: American How long have you been teaching? I began my teaching career in 2004 after acceptance into the Teach for America program. The interview progress was rigorous and probably one of the most difficult interviews I’d ever experienced at that time. I began my career as a Special Education Resource Reading/English […]

January 30, 2013

Fifty Shades of Chicken

Book Reviews

About a week after Christmas a surprise gift arrived for me in the mail.  I opened the package telling myself, I hadn’t ordered any more books and was wondering what English Language publishing company had sent me another catalogue for 2013.  Well to my surprise I discovered Fifty Shades of Chicken.  I wasn’t sure what […]

January 29, 2013


Book Reviews

I knew I shouldn’t have read this but I can’t seem to resist dystopian stories at the moment, no matter who’s written them.  When I read the back cover I thought it would be a good idea to give it a try.  I’m not at all a fan of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, but The Fountainhead […]

January 23, 2013

Cutting for Stone

Book Club, Book Reviews

How in the world did I get through 2009 and didn’t read or hear about this book?  It was simply AMAZING! What’s it about?  Well, it’s about culture, love, separation, devotion, betrayal, family, and so many other things.  It’s hard to talk about this book without giving away the plot and I don’t like writing […]

January 13, 2013

The Next Big Thing – Birthmark

Bookish Stuff

Firstly, I’d like to thank Victoria Corby for tagging me on The Next Big Thing.  She’s in the throes of writing French Twist, which sounds like my kind of story.  Check it out http://victoriacorby.wordpress.com.  I would say I’m a novice literary writer with a capital N.  I actually sat down last November to partake in […]

January 10, 2013


Book Reviews

This year is starting with a big bang with and excellent five-star YA novel.  I finally chose one that is living up to my expectations and isn’t a long puffed up series.  The story is about Melinda Sordino.  She’s starting her first year of high school and no one is speaking to her, including her […]

January 7, 2013

Reading Resolutions in 2013….

Bookish Stuff

New Year’s resolutions are becoming nothing more than pressure.  If we’re not promising ourselves to honour our gym subscription, lose 5kg., to learn how to speak a foreign language, or to go through those random boxes in the attic, you can count on bibliophiles gearing up to fix the number of books they’re planning on […]

January 3, 2013

2012 in review

Bookish Stuff

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get […]

January 1, 2013