Top Five Harry Potter Villains

“Long time, no sea,” said the dead fish.

It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and written a new Top Five.  Life has been happening with the Monster graduating high school, cleaning house to make room for visitors and the end of the year stuff every teacher has to do.  Sorry about that.

I have been kicking around something in my head for my next Top Five.  I’ve decided to tackle My Top Five Harry Potter Villains. Please do not read of if you do not know anything about the Harry Potter world, because I would not want to give away any spoilers. Also, I will try to include examples from the books and the movies as well as information I have gathered from Mugglenet and Pottermore. Continue reading


Top Five Essays I Have Written

I created this blog as a requirement for my Creative Fictional Writing class at Bellevue College. I have tried to write in a blog before, so I felt this assignment would be a pain in my ass.  And it was, at first. Continue reading

Top Five Things Wrong With Twilight

It was 2006.  I found myself book-less. I wasn’t in the mood for anything I had and so I headed off to Barnes and Nobel to hunt for a new book.  I wandered up and down the aisles, caressing spines of books that I have read and examining ones that have piqued my interest. I wasn’t finding anything. Continue reading

Top Five Favorite Books

I read a lot.  I usually do 1-2 books a week, but less if I have a difficult class I’m taking.  I also like to re-read books.  I find new things or interpret a scene differently, plus it is like visiting an old friend.  There are quite a few books I return to every year,  but only a few are my favorite.  Here they are in no particular order. Continue reading

Top Five Favorite Book Series

I love to read.  It is a problem of mine. I have read all sorts of books: fiction, nonfiction, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, erotica, poems, essays, memoirs, how to books, pretty much all types. I am very thankful for modern technology because I can always have a book on hand be it either on my phone or on my iPad. I use the Kindle app, the Bluefire Reader app, the Nook app, and the Kobo app as well as regular books to feed my need. I don’t like a book to end if it is real good, so I try to read book series. Continue reading

Top Five Young Children’s Books I Like to Read To My Class

I have been working in the Early Childhood field for almost 17 years. I have educated children as young as 6 weeks on up to 12 years of age.  I have read many, many books to these children over the years.  Books as old as my mom and as new as getting them on release day. Continue reading