Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Reading to Gobble or Chew

What makes a novel good?  I used to ask myself that question every time my English teacher assigned yet another reading list.  A few of the classic novels felt to … Continue reading

June 13, 2015 · 3 Comments

Working the Craft: Reading

Speaking of journeys, here’s a book I recently enjoyed: Have you ever stopped for a moment to consider what has happened in your life and silently asked yourself, “What was … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reading and Writing Those Crazy English Letter Sounds–for People from Here or There

The U.S.A. was created by people from all over the globe and our language is just as mixed up as our population. As a result, we have words we like … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

American English Punctuation for Those Who Hate It!

“My only question is how do you use a capital comma?”  Yes, there are many people who are forced to write in English who have no clue what the peculiar … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

If You Can’t Remember What You Read…What Then?

You can read aloud beautifully.  But when it comes time to talk about what you read, you can’t recall what it was.  No, you aren’t weird.  The experts at Lindamood-Bell … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 24 Comments

The Music of the Words

Do you hear the music of language in the books you read?  My job dragged me away from literature to the everyday conversation of nonfiction so consistently in recent years … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

If You’re an Adult Who Has Trouble Reading, You Aren’t Weird!

Almost weekly, I hear stories from people who know an adult—often a family member—who has trouble reading or cannot read at all.  Sometimes the person who’s talking with me speaks … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment
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