!Outlander Graphic Novel!

So anyone who knows me or reads Dogwood Girl knows that I seriously heart Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of books. You know the Twilight series? I was pretty addicted. I am ten times more addicted to Outlander than Twilight, and these are actually smart and well-written! Well, it seems that Gabaldon is doing an Outlander graphic novel, loosely following events… Read more →

Nerd Dirge

I am bummed about illustrator, Pauline Baynes passing. You will be, too, if you were like me and you absolutely lost yourself in Narnia and Middle Earth and the warrens of Watership Down. I never even knew her name. Her name. Very proud that those beautiful maps and covers that drew me into the stories were drawn by a female. Read more →


Kind of. . . My IBook just doesn’t seem to want to turn on. I am posting from Todd’s today. Not sure when I will be back online, but I have an appointment at the Apple store later to check out the problem. Me: “Can we afford that?”Todd: “It’s cheaper than therapy for you.” Good point. In case you’re wondering,… Read more →

Will You Go to Prom with Me?

1987_Homecoming10th.jpgOriginally uploaded by Dogwood Girl. Like, OMG, who wants to go to Prom with me? I know Amanda would go if she was in town. Pierce, would Fowler like to fly in and date me for an evening of Twilight fun? I have just gotten through the physical torture of not having any Twilight to read, delving into a new,… Read more →


I haven’t been this depressed about finishing a book since I read the last page of A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Now, what am I going to do with myself for the next five days, thirteen hours, seventeen minutes, and eight seconds until I see Bella, Jacob, and the Cullens again? Ugh. Maybe my family will be glad to… Read more →

I Think I Need An Intervention

So, if you read Dogwood Girl much, you are probably wondering what happened to me. Well, I left for Hilton Head on Thursday of last week. That was the day I started my 544-page “beach read,” Twilight. I didn’t know much about it, except that over the course of the summer, I kept on seeing high school girls at the… Read more →

My Little Engine

Lately, we’ve been reading The Little Engine That Could. Not the short dumb versions, but an old complete edition that was mine as a little girl, with brilliant illustrations and lots of repetition of the phrase, “I think I can.” So, the other day, a neighbor brought by two small girls’ bikes that her daughters had grown out of, to… Read more →