Bet you didn’t know…

I was wondering what to write about and found a fun site with interesting, useless facts that I couldn’t pass up sharing. If you know some of these, buy yourself a hot fudge sundae. You deserve it for being extra sharp.

Bet you didn’t know that:

There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider.

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I’m a hobo. Give me a dollar…or else!

I did know this one because at my sister’s house, I met a hobo spider. Shiver! My son thinks hobos have beards and wear a beanie cap on their head. This spider did neither. But it did actually Continue reading

Windy Weather & Words

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My area of the world has had some blustery days this week. If you look in my backyard, you’ll see lots of willow branches scattered everywhere. When it’s not so cold, maybe I’ll get out there and rake/pick them up.

I looked up what caused wind so I could give you a weird fact for the week, but it was semi-confusing and I couldn’t figure out how to dummy-ize it for myself. There were high pressure systems and low pressure systems and graphs with lines all over to explain wind. What I came away knowing is that wind is tricky. It’s this invisible force we Continue reading

Writers and Spiders

DSCN9387Writing and spiders don’t connect, unless a spider spins it’s silky web and attaches it to a writer…then they’re connected by threads, but that just creeps me out to think about…so casting that thought out of my head, I will continue on.

I’m a writer…and there are spiders and spider webs all over my back yard. Ick. I promised weird facts occasionally, so I looked up why there are so many arachnids in the fall…and it’s because they are on a seasonal timetable. They hatch in the spring, reproduce and die in the fall. In the summer, they lie low to keep from being eaten, but by fall, the survivors are large enough to start spinning webs and scare and annoy humans before they die. Continue reading

Readers…write reviews!

20140719-BatteryParkCityNY-LunchWithErinAndrew (56Edit)You don’t have to be a writer or be really good with words to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. In fact, even if you never came close to clinching the English student of the year award, you can still leave reviews. Leaving a review will make book sites, authors, and even other readers LOVE you!

Have you ever thought about purchasing a book, yet you’re not quite sure whether it’s a right fit for you or not. What do you do?

I go straight to reviews and start skimming to get an idea of whether I want to buy the book. Books with few reviews get skipped over, even if there’s nothing wrong with them. That’s why EVERY review is important, whether it’s short or long, super funny or basic. Continue reading