Tag Archives: reading

How One Mama Reads 250 Books a Year

Last week on Fangirl Happy Hour’s Question Tuesday, Ana and Renay discussed when and how they make time for reading and asked listeners to tell them how we read. I meant to write an answer and post it the same … Continue reading

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Book Bingo – Free Printable

A few months ago, the members of the Literacy Committee at my kids’ school were asking ourselves, “What can we give the kids to take home to help make them more excited about reading? Maybe something with a little competitive … Continue reading

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The Knitter’s Home Companion

In early July, I went to Borders to pick up a couple of birthday presents. While there, the salesperson convinced me that based on my previous purchasing history, it would probably save me money to buy the premium membership. I’d … Continue reading

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The Reading Promise

Growing up, reading aloud was what my family did together. Maybe some during the day when we were little, but always every evening after supper. Whoever was assigned to be the dishwasher of the evening could dictate the book, and … Continue reading

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Shelf Discovery

Shelf Discovery by Lizzie Skurnik Here we have a book of beautifully witty book reports on the books that women my age read in their teen years. Somehow, Skurnik manages both to find depths in books that a) the average … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Penguins

I read this trying to solve the mystery of why no one read it in the three years since I bought it. Then I gave it to a friend considering homeschooling. Deconstructing Penguins by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone The Goldstones … Continue reading

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Celebrity Librarian

Monday I went to a big librarian get-together and met Nancy Pearl, one of the very few librarians who might qualify for celebrity status. She is, after all, the model for the librarian action figure. She talked all day, which … Continue reading

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Books and Pirates

Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman This book, published all the way back in 1998, was loaned to me by my good friend Alison. It is a collection of essays about books and reading, every one … Continue reading

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Women who don’t fit

Here are two books about women who don’t fit in with the way society tells them to be – one who rejoices to be different, and one who desperately wants to fit in. Bitch Goddess by Robert Rodi This book … Continue reading

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