12 Strong Female Children’s & YA Literary Characters

Mamacita says:  There are a lot more strong female characters in children’s and YA literature than some people might think.  I’m of the opinion that those who don’t know who they are, just aren’t looking in the right places. Here … Continue reading

Wiggly Little Boys, Recess, Harry Potter, & Epiphanies

This is a rerun, but it’s an issue I wanted to discuss again. “No two people are alike, and both of them are damn glad of it.” Mamacita says:  That’s a quotation; that’s not me saying “damn,” although I frequently … Continue reading

Ten Things I STILL Haven’t Done Yet. . . .

Mamacita says: You’d think I didn’t get out much. . . . 1. I have still never used an ATM machine. I think this knowledge would only have negative consequences for me. 2.  I haven’t been addicted to a television … Continue reading

Those Who Burn Books Will, in the End, Burn People.*

Mamacita says:  Banned Books Week is coming up this month – Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2012.  It always saddens me to be reminded that there are such huge hordes of ignorant masses in the United States, and yet, sigh, … Continue reading

Quotation Saturday: J.K. Rowling

Mamacita says:  J.K. Rowling is my idol. There; I’ve said it and now everybody knows. She has earned every penny, and she did it with her imagination. I admire this so much – there are no words. No words of … Continue reading

Ten Things I STILL Haven't Done Yet!

Mamacita says:  I’ll get around to it.  Oh, wait, I’ve got one of those now! <—— 1.  I’ve never been to a spa.  I have a sort of thing about people touching my feet, and if I got a manicure, … Continue reading