Friday, April 27, 2012

LiveBinders.....Jack Black Says Yes...Again!

Exciting news....The Lit Maven is going to the International Reading Association conference in Chicago.

Chicago and I have never known each other...until now! I can't imagine the Tom-foolery....

Reading books
Listening to reading
Writing about reading...

My days are full!

Perhaps I will spot a Livebinder on the streets of Chicago....

Well check this out...a livebinder all about Chicago Architecture...

Even better...I found this list...

Top 40 movies filmed in Chicago

Lit Maven...Jack Black?...oh yes ....

High Fidelity...filmed in Chicago Best Scene Ever...


Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

LiveBinders...NKOTB Says Yes!!!

The Lit Maven has finished her script...on Sunday actually. This was a great experience. I realize that deadlines are a friend that I need.

So I was feeling all Whoo Hoo! I am done...I am done...

Then a good friend said...
"So what's the next step?"

I stopped. I stared....

Then responded..
"I don't know."

Damn...I knew that was way too easy.

So what will I do next. I have no intentions of box office glory. I was intentionally humble. I wanted to complete a writing project.

I guess I need to set some new goals...and the LiveBinder is...

Goal Toolbox

NKOTB...Lit Maven....

Oh fave five..the next..."Step by Step..."

Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!

Monday, April 16, 2012

LiveBinders....Whitney Houston Says Yes!

The Lit Maven has been finishing up a grad course. If you have always wanted to hear my's your chance.

Our grad class created "This I Believe" statements. We need to write our beliefs about literacy. As you would suspect...mine has Lit Maven written all over it.

Here it is on this WIKI....scroll way down to Brandi. If you are interested in writing your own statement....on anything, you can find the information, here at This I

Organizing on a Wiki is great for student work but if you want to step outside the Wiki-box here are some others..

Digital Organization for Teachers

So anyway...back to me!

I was thinking about songs that have "believe" in them.....and this is what I got...

Believe - Cher

I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly

I Believe by Nikki Yanofsky


Oh yes...

One thing that I will remember most about her, is her belief statement..disguised as

The Greatest Love of All..


Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

LiveBinders.....Grandpa From the Lost Boys Says Yes!

I must have that face.

This one?

No...the one where strangers feel the need to share their lives with me.

Today I was at the grocery store.

I was reading out loud,

"Jennie tells why Peter Left her" I added. "Poor Jennie"

The cashier overheard. "My parents make me watch the Kardashians"

"Your Parents" I said.

"Yep. They want to spend time with me so they make me watch that and Judge Judy"

I said, "Listen if you were younger I would adopt you."

"Thanks" she said, "My mom says she watches it for the fashions."

"Judge Judy?"

"No the Kardashians"

OH...and then I paid and got the heck out!

If you need to some help in the parenting department, check out this LiveBinder

Anyway, it got me to thinking about crazy movie parents.


Sam's Parents

But my favorite has to Grandpa...

Way before Twilight and Vampire Diaries was the Lost Boys...

And that is where I leave you today with the best closing line ever.

(CONTEXT: All vampires have been destroyed. The kitchen is destroyed. They have been fighting vampires all through the movie while Grandpa carried on with his taxidermy and dating the widow Johnson..seemingly oblivious....)

Cue the clip!

Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

LiveBinders...Michael Cera Says Yes!

March was one of the those months...the ones that move.

I will let that joke sit with you for awhile....

Anyway, I have been busy working on a group assignment for my grad class.

Guess what?

It's a LiveBinder....

Hey! I sense some sarcasm there...

Well...I will take what I can get.

Here it is:

Graphic Novels and Manga in the Classroom

So... Cera? Lit Maven?

Oh yes....

Scott Pilgrim Saves the World

Until Next Time,
Lit Maven Out!

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