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10 people for dinner

Desperate readers will read EVERYTHING within reach. Having finished two novels on a recent flight, I perused the Southwest Airlines Spirit flight magazine (October, 2007 Vol. 16, #10, pp 90-95) and found Daniel Radosh‘ article "Everyone should blog." I was unable to locate Radosh’ article online, but did read Tina’s blog about stumbling upon this [...]

10 people for dinner

Desperate readers will read EVERYTHING within reach. Having finished two novels on a recent flight, I perused the Southwest Airlines Spirit flight magazine (October, 2007 Vol. 16, #10, pp 90-95) and found Daniel Radosh‘ article "Everyone should blog." I was unable to locate Radosh’ article online, but did read Tina’s blog about stumbling upon this [...]

Stop Nagging Me, Books!

Those piles of books around my house have been nagging me lately. "Read me!" "No, read me first!" they demand. "Stop writing and read me," they plead. "Laundry isn’t as exciting," they whisper. Since they won’t be silenced, I thought I’d quickly let you know what I’m simultaneously reading and "thinking about" instead of writing [...]

Stop Nagging Me, Books!

Those piles of books around my house have been nagging me lately. "Read me!" "No, read me first!" they demand. "Stop writing and read me," they plead. "Laundry isn’t as exciting," they whisper. Since they won’t be silenced, I thought I’d quickly let you know what I’m simultaneously reading and "thinking about" instead of writing [...]

Picture Book Companions

The Top Job was written by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel and illustrated by Robert Neubecker. This title is on my list of favorites this year for ages 4-8. There are depths for many ages and I was amazed at the older students’ interest. Students keep asking questions and want to know much more after hearing this [...]

Picture Book Companions

The Top Job was written by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel and illustrated by Robert Neubecker. This title is on my list of favorites this year for ages 4-8. There are depths for many ages and I was amazed at the older students’ interest. Students keep asking questions and want to know much more after hearing this [...]

April Pulley Sayre

I contacted author April Pulley Sayre from her website while I was seeking background information for my post on Vulture View. I wanted to know if she had any additional information to share with you, the reader, and I wanted to learn more about why she chose vultures.  Here is her reply: Readers can look [...]

April Pulley Sayre

I contacted author April Pulley Sayre from her website while I was seeking background information for my post on Vulture View. I wanted to know if she had any additional information to share with you, the reader, and I wanted to learn more about why she chose vultures.  Here is her reply: Readers can look [...]

Glass Slipper Gold Sandal

Glass Slipper Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella from Paul Fleischman with illustrations by Julie Paschkis arrived last week. This is an interesting addition to the thousands of Cinderella tales told around the world as this combines many traditions into one tale. Every time a variation occurs the country of origin is indicated in the illustrations. [...]

Glass Slipper Gold Sandal

Glass Slipper Gold Sandal: A Worldwide Cinderella from Paul Fleischman with illustrations by Julie Paschkis arrived last week. This is an interesting addition to the thousands of Cinderella tales told around the world as this combines many traditions into one tale. Every time a variation occurs the country of origin is indicated in the illustrations. [...]