Archives for February 2011

Book Blogging Advice II: If I Build It, WILL They Come?

After being contacted by a new book blogger, I got the idea to put together some posts offering book blogging helpful hints.  My first post, Pre-Book Blogging Advice, covered the basics: long term plan, purpose, branding, social media.  Today’s post will examine ways to build friendship and a following.  Hopefully, there will be some information […]

Review: and I shall have some peace there by Margaret Roach

Title: and I shall have some peace there Author: Margaret Roach Genre/Pages: Memoir/272 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette) Release Date: February 23, 2011 Rating: 2.5 Bookmarks (borrow it, but visit her website) Source: Publisher via netGalley Nat’s One-Sentence Synopsis: After years of shuttling back and forth between New York City and her cottage upstate, Margaret […]

An Apple or a Rotten Tomato for the Teacher?

We are both named Natalie.  We both work in high schools.  We both teach English.  We both blog.  But that is where the similarities end. Last week, a story broke about this other Natalie, a 30-year-old teacher in a suburban Philadelphia school, who was suspended with pay for writing insulting posts about students, parents, and […]