Read Across America Day 2013 is coming!

Feb 24

Read Across America Poem You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, To pick up a book and read with a child. You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot, To pick up a book and share what you’ve got. In schools and communities, Let’s gather around, Let’s pick up a book, Let’s pass it around. There are kids all around you, Kids who will need Someone to hug, Someone to read. Come join us March 1st Your own special way And make this America’s Read to Kids Day. All rights reserved by National Education Association for the photo and the...

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Bout of Books!

Jan 07

  The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 6.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books 6.0 team I am joining in the fun this week! I could use the quiet time. =) I will commit to read more than I have been lately....

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Books AND Cookies?

Aug 15

Who knew? What a brilliant idea! I am fairly certain I would have lived at this place as a kid… if it were near me,I still might!...

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National Book Lovers Day?

Aug 10

I am ALL for celebrating books and people who love them. I am all for promoting books and reading. I am even OK with making up holidays to do all of the aforementioned. However, I cannot willfully pretend like doing so makes it legitmate. I have seen many a post claiming August 9th as National Book Lovers Day. But, after doing exhaustive research, I have not found any evidence of this being a holiday nor even its origins. I cannot find any place that can validate this day or even explain where or how it came about. It seems the earliest reference to it that I can find is 2005 on the internet. And every year a post discussing it leads back to one page: Holiday Insights. And this site cannot and does not cite its source (or origin of the date itself). And so, that said, I won’t call it official but I did curl up with a good book last night and so, I celebrated it all the same. This is a mystery to me. I am not being contentious. I just really want to know the origins of the day. I am inquisitive and like to know the source of my information. Any ideas where the original idea for this...

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Book Nerd T-Shirt

Aug 09

Oh. My. Some people are so clever. I see a t-shirt making day in my near future…Catherine from Dreamy Colours (love-tears.net) made this book nerd t-shirt and I definitely need to make one! Thanks Cath! =)       I will update when I make a t-shirt!

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The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (Book Three)

Aug 02

This is the third in a series of four books: The Mysterious Benedict Society (Review) The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey (Review) The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner’s Dilemma (Review) The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict (Review) The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner’s Dilemma is the third of four books by Trenton Lee Stewart. The first book review on The Mysterious Benedict Society is here — you should really read that review first, it has all the details of the characters involved and terms involved, this series has a lot of back stories which may make this review make less sense without the first one. (The other reviews you can see next to each one above).   New characters introduced in this book: Ms. Plugg — Another guard posted by the government. She likes the children and is dedicated to her job. She is a tough, stocky guard who had an oddly large and rectangular head “rather like a cinder block”. She remembers people’s names by giving them relevant nicknames in her head by their attributes or behaviors. She is loyal and steadfast in her duties. Mr. Covett S. Gaines – The newly appointed head of a new committee specifically gathered to deal with “all matters concerning the Whisperer.” Hertz — A new ten man…or at least new to us. He enjoys doing crossword puzzles with his gold pen, and is apparently afraid to touch the Whisperer. Described as swarthy and slight, with a birdlike face. In the third book of the series, The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner’s Dilemma, the children and their families live at Mr. Benedict’s house. The children are enjoying how close they are to one another and to their families but are fast growing bored. Of course, it doesn’t take long for the excitement to begin. The Whisperer is being protected and Mr. Benedict is continuing to use it to undo all the damage done by his evil twin brother, Ledroptha Curtain. And Mr. Curtain is chomping at the bit to get his masterpiece back. He will go to any lengths to do so. He devises a devious plan to distract the children and Mr. Benedict but I won’t...

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