Only 4 more days till Read Across America 2013 kicks off…

Feb 25

What do you have planned? Will you take the reader’s oath with me? Reader’s Oath Written by Debra Angstead, Missouri-NEA I promise to read Each day and each night. I know it’s the key To growing up right. I’ll read to myself, I’ll read to a crowd. It makes no difference If silent or loud. I’ll read at my desk, At home and at...

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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...

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Crow Girl by Kate Cann

Feb 04

  Anyone who knows me, knows why this book would pop out at me. I love crows and I have the nickname crow-gyrl, so, what is not to love about a book with this title? I was given the opportunity to read this book by the publisher in electronic format at the end of last year. I lovedit. This book was geared towards reluctant readers but it is good for even us eager...

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The Bird King by Shaun Tan

Feb 04

The Bird King by Shaun Tan I am a fan of Shaun Tan’s work. He creates these beautiful stories with no words, just pictures. They say more than words could say. So, when I saw his new book, The Bird King, I knew I had to read it. In this book he shares his sketches, his unfinished work, his unpublished work–he shares pieces of his sketchbook and thought...

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The Science of Magpie by Simon Flynn

Feb 03

  I was recently given the opportunity to read a part of Simon Flynn’s, The Science of Magpie: A Hoard of Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams and Jokes, Plucked from Science and Its History. Funny little scientific quips, interesting facts such as a yearly winner of the Molecule of the Year award given out by Science journal. They were interesting to...

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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...

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2013 Reading Challenges

Jan 03

I want to try some new stuff, reattempt some I didn’t tackle last year and just enjoy reading. This year, I am joining even more reading challenges! However, I might join at lower levels. Instead of ‘Go big or go home”, I am choosing to “go small and stay home. 🙂 A little of the old,   Definition of a chunkster: A chunkster is 450 pages or...

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