If you’re the competitive sort, and also the reader sort, you may like this 30 authors in 1 minute matching game.

If you are in the life of someone who reads, particularly kids and teens, this article explaining why boys should read “girl books” is compelling, and not a little unsettling.

Finally, a sweet little comic about a “Mom Knight”, who is asked by the king to slay a dragon. It is far from expected.

First Draft Poetry this week is by yours truly.


Don’t seek after dragons-

their fey booty bodies

are far beyond your want-more.

Instead hunt for the roar

caged by your ribs –

let your pulse out to explore.


(Blog Editor) lives way on the other side of the planet in her native Australia and gives thanks for the internet regularly. She loves books, her boys, panna cotta, collecting words, being a redhead and not putting things in order of importance when listing items. She credits writing at as a major contributing factor to surviving her life with sanity mostly intact, though her (in)sanity level is subject to change without warning.


  1. Sarah in Georgia

    May 2, 2016

    Kellie–your poem is stunning. Just what I needed this Monday before I get the kids up and going. Thank you for giving me something to think on today.

    • Kellie

      May 3, 2016

      Thanks Sarah! Have a great week!

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