Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, May 28, 2010

Poetry Friday: Being Sixteen

Being Sixteen

Our shadows even
glow with the energy and
hope of our next step.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Photo by Ellen Elizabeth Grover

Friday, May 21, 2010

Poetry Friday: Orchid


Someone has startled
you and your open throat screams
an exquisite note.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Photo by Emily Kay Grover

Friday, May 14, 2010

Poetry Friday: Echoes


Hinged metal mold
whispers of generations
of women caught, held

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

photo by Ellen Elizabeth Grover

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What a Girl Wants: Letter to Sixteen Year Old Self

Colleen has the latest post up at Chasing Ray for What a Girl Wants. This time she asked what we would say to our sixteen year old self about what to read before senior year. Here's my entry:

Lorie Ann Grover:

"Dear Sixteen Year Old Self:

What I say to you the summer before your senior year is to nourish hope. All this angst you are seeped in will go into your own novels. You’ll figure out what has happened, and you’ll find comfort and truth in: your folks divorce, your grandmother’s cancer, and the end of your ballet career. You’ll write novels about these pains and more, and they will touch others. What is happening to you will make a difference to them.

In the meantime, read for hope and read for pleasure. Find authors' greatest life works and listen. Expand your worldview. Find The Book Thief to relish the most beautiful words, and see hope in man’s history in the darkest hours. Read Out of the Dust and see the tenacity that runs through a girl like you.

Find your own beauty in North of Beautiful, and be empowered to find your true calling through Aria of the Sea.

Take time to read backwards. Without embarrassment, hold onto those middle grade novels that you loved. Dip back into the Island of the Blue Dolphins, cry through Charlotte’s Web again, and explore the universe further with Miss Pickerell.

Know now, that in the future, you will sign your own novels, “There’s hope. Look.” So, go read. Find hope. "

Monday, May 10, 2010

First Crushes

It's time for some fun. When I was posting the monthly Sesame Street video at readertotz, it got me to thinking about my very first crushes. So, who were mine? These two came to mind:

First had to be Bob McGrath from Sesame Street!

And second was Jerry Lewis. Yep.

I thought Dean was as handsome as could be, but I decided he was just too naughty. :~)

And who did I marry? Ah, the best! Dave!

Who were your first crushes? Hmm?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Poetry Friday: Rheumatoid

Coiling tighter, it
flicks, fangs, and shocks crevices
of my joints. I wait.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Christopher Eccleston is my Doctor Who

Okay, I've been so busy with rgz Operation Teen Book Drop and followup, I haven't posted much outside of Poetry Friday. Remedy that!

Thanks to my daughter, I have discovered Doctor Who! So far, my fav is definitely Christopher Eccleston. Yep, yep.

Although this fella, David Tennant is growing on me. And I just discovered he was Barty Crouch Junior in the Goblet of Fire!

And then there was my younger brother's Doctor, Tom Baker. Um. Yeah, I turned the channel back then.

Maybe one day I'll give his years a go though. Thank you, Netflix!

So, who is your Doctor? The 11th even?