Category: books

Who wears cowboy boots anymore?

I wrote a fiction book called Riding Waves in 2014. Sometimes I like to read all or parts of it and try to imagine what I would think about it if it was written by someone else. Writing is an interesting concept because I am often too critical of the words I write, but other... Read more »

"Did I say yes?"

The sun feels warm on my shoulder as Ashley and I play tennis on the street in front of my house. We have been best friends since the sixth grade, and we just graduated from high school this year. I see a car coming so we stop playing for a minute to see if it... Read more »

How do you discover new books to read?

I have read two books in the last week, The Hate U Give and The Immortalists. They are very different, but they have really caused me to think as well as start conversations with others about them. I am an avid reader and am always looking for books that entertain and challenge me. Here are a... Read more »

Book Review: The Hate U Give (No spoilers)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Stars 1=bad, 2=good 3=great: 3 Stars Favorite Quote: “Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” Brief description: The Hate U Give is about a sixteen year old girl living in a poor area, yet going... Read more »

Do you want to learn who Mia Mathis is?

When I first published my book Fun4babies, I was interviewed by Northwest Herald Newspaper. It was such an exciting honor to reflect on my writing. When the post came up in my Facebook newsfeed, I decided that I would love to learn what others feel about their careers, hobbies or passions. My first interview is with... Read more »

Do you have a library card?

Do you have and utilize your library card? Do you even know where your local library is? I do, and I love my library. When the kids were young, we would go  just to hang out in the children’s area. I remember as they got older, they would meet their friends to study or to... Read more »

This Is When I Feel Grateful: Day 29 Countdown

There are many things in life that I cannot live without. There are also certain things that have had a profound impact on who I am today. There are also only a few things that I love to do. I don’t think I could live a joyful life without books. I can’t remember the first... Read more »

What Do You Teach an Infant?

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As an early childhood education teacher, I was always looking for new and different activities that I could put into my lesson plans to teach the children in my class. I wrote down what areas of learning the activity focused on as well as what materials I would need. This evolved into a binder of... Read more »

Will the waves take her under?

Riding Waves is a story of hope; a glimpse at how life can bring people down, but how we all can chose to be strong. I wrote this book from a very deep and personal place, and want other to know that we can overcome the darkness that sometimes enters our lives. Like musicians who stream their music... Read more »

Get Lost In Doing What You Love

Books have been my friends; books have been my teachers; books have been my comforters; books have been my entertainment, but most of all books have been my inspiration. Books, so many books, have impacted my life in many ways. I began a love of reading from as early as I can remember. I often... Read more »