My Day, Monday: Youth Media Awards!

This is an exciting day for book lovers. Today the American Library Association announced the Youth Media Awards at their conference in Atlanta. For those of us with To Be Read book stacks that rival the Empire State Building, it can be an unsettling time. How can I add even one more book to my …

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Picture Book Weekends: Star Stuff

This computer is out to get me. Seriously. I was without it for FIVE days because that's how long it now takes to put a battery into a Mac laptop. I won't rant about that topic anymore, but really? REALLY?  Anyway, I finally got my baby back last week. Last night I was about to …

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Throw Back Thursdays: Seeking Shakespeare

When I try to remember my high school English experiences, I remember very distinct things about each of my teachers. My 10th grade teacher focused on American literature. I remember we had those anthologies that so many schools use and it used to irritate me that we read such small selections of books. We'd read …

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I Believe Wednesday: Take a Chance

I'm a big believer in taking a chance. Amazing things happen when you take the leap, not knowing how it might turn out. You can surprise yourself with how successful you are. But then... Then there are the times when it is a disaster. You don't just fail, but you fail BIG. And the repercussions …

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Take Action Tuesday: Environment

I got this book as a Christmas gift last year. I honestly didn't even know what the topic was when I picked up the book. I began reading and realized this one was hitting close to home. Jennifer Haigh's book "Heat and Light," takes place in a town called Bakerton which had been built on …

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