My Day, Monday: The Power of the Graphic Novel

Growing up I had an older brother (still do, actually) who did NOT like to read books. Picking up a book for fun was absolutely unimaginable for him. And then make it a book that was REQUIRED for school? Torture. But it doesn't mean he didn't read. His lifeline was comic books. He collected comic …

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Friday Flicks: Series of Unfortunate Events

I wouldn't normally do this, but I must advise that you close this browser window immediately and begin watching "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" on Netflix right now. Go ahead. I'll wait. It will only take you eight hours or so to get through it. I will confess that I have only read …

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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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Take Action Tuesday: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

One of the things I love about books is the worlds they can introduce you to. I am someone who swan dives fully into a book, swimming through its pages, coming up for air only when I necessary. I am fortunate that my son is the same way and I have to say that it …

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