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This month or the next thirty days or so, a group of us members will be using and discussing OneNote to get organized.
I have never used OneNote, but it is free. I have a project that I would like to use it for and see how much help it will be.
The project is a family cookbook.
With the death of my mother last December and Dad several years ago, I find myself wanting to pass on family recipes and stories.
Using the OneNote I can store the emails I get from family members on a page entitled with their names. I will be collecting recipes, stories and pictures.
So far I have gotten one story I never knew about from my baby sister. I have received a few recipes from my oldest sister.
One of the things I like about OneNote is that I can access my saved information from any of my devices. I have it on my desktop, ipad and iphone.
If you have used OneNote please comment the pros or cons you have found using it.
Remember next week I will announce the winners of Hoodoo and Writing Dialogue.
I hope you have enjoyed a Happy Easter.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
|Hoodoo written by Ronald L. Smith|
Hoodoo is Ronald L. Smith debut novel, released in 2015.
Published by Clarion Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Illustrated by Sebastien Skrobol
Set in Sardis, Alabama in the 1930's.
Hoodoo is a twelve year old boy born with a heart shaped birthmark. When his Mama Frances saw it she said, "That child is marked. He got hoodoo in him." That's how he got the name Hoodoo Hatcher.
Everybody said it was some kind of sign. People knew he was different the first time they laid eyes on him.
Hoodoo is some kind of folk magic. People used it for healing, or putting love spells or curses on people.
Hoodoo didn't know if he was much different than anyone else. After all he couldn't conjure up a simple spell. His Mama Frances says he has magick in him but it was buried deep.
One day a stranger comes to town looking for something. It shook up his cousin Zeke. Shook Hoodoo up too.
The stranger was after Hoodoo. Hoodoo's daddy was hanged and tried conjuring at the last minute. Hoodoo's left hand had the power his dad transferred to him. The stranger wanted that hand! Hoodoo must stop the stranger before the stranger got that hand. The stranger uses black magic on the whole town to get at Hoodoo. Can Hoodoo figure out how to destroy the demon in time to save himself, his family and the town?
This book is set in a small town in Alabama. Mr. Smith creates a believable setting. I kept wiping the sweat off my brow when I read it.
This story is about an African -American boy and the small town he lives in. Both parents are dead and he is raised by his Mama Frances. I love how Mama Frances believes in God but also uses the home remedies too.
Hoodoo, tries to do the right thing. I love the saying, "A wise man don't look for danger, but he'll die for a cause he knows is righteous."
Hoodoo has to be wise. He has to have heart to defeat the stranger.
Next Sunday is Easter so I hope you all enjoy the day with your family and celebrate Jesus being alive and well.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Linda Carpenter is the winner of The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by AVI.
If you didn't win don't despair, there will be new books given away this month.
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