We remember more reading print than we do online

University of Houston researchers found that people who read printed news publications remember (and read) more than those who read online.The study was done on college students. One group read the NY Times in print, the other read the online version.After 20 minutes of reading they tested both groups. Those reading the printed version remembered 4.24 news stories, while the online group only recalled 3.35 stories....more

Starfall for Beginning Readers

Friday Catch Up

This break has been nice and even more so since just found out my classes don't start until September 9th. The 4:30 a.m. rises are over, at least by the alarm clock.I'm hoping that I'll be able to fit in a little more photography, writing, and blogging, now that I don't have to commute to the college everyday. It's not a lot of spare time, just enough. I'll do my best....more

Good Reads: 29 August 2014

Oh, it's been hard to be back from Paris this week.Sure, we were only there for a weekend but what a weekend it was. We walked the city from morning to night (my toenail polish literally chipped completely off twice) and enjoyed absolutely perfect weather paired with lots and lots of vanilla waffles. There are so many photos to come (D took 2500 in our 2.5-day trip), but until then I'll leave you with one of my favorite shots and a look at some lovely things on the internet....more

What I've Read Lately

My goal on here was to start including book reviews. Obviously that’s gotten ahead of me and I’ve yet to include one. Well at least recently. So, I decided I would include a listing of some of the great books I’ve read recently.If you weren’t aware, I’m trying to hit my goal of 100 books read this year. I’ve been very close in 2012 and 2013, coming just shy each year, but I’m determined to make my goal this year. Unfortunately, I’ve only read around 60, and with 4 months left to go, I’ll be trying to bust out as many books as possible. Stay tuned!...more
Hi! Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed. I haven't read her latest yet, but I'm definitely looking ...more

Baby Reading

Today's post is all about reading to your little one! I never in my wildest dreams thought my baby would be such a little book worm at such a young age! At only 15 months I continually find her flipping through her books! Our stories are WELL LOVED and by that I mean chewed on, spit on, and read a million and one times. I thought I would share all of our favorites so here we go:...more

What I Read on Vacation

As much as I love reading, it can be difficult to do all that much of it very often.  Generally, vacation is prime time for me to check off a few of the books on my list, and this year was no exception....more

Reading books - the paper kind - every day

Like lots of families, we are purging the massive amount of toys from our household this summer. (Seriously...why does my son have so many cars?) We go through his bins, his closet and his toy trunk, and he identifies the items that he no longer wants to play with so they can go "to other children that would probably like them."...more

Introducing The Girls Who Read Book Club

This week was the first week of an online book club I started called "The Girls Who Read" featuring entertaining and interesting books we love. I know most of you love to read, so feel free to jump into the club at any time. I hope you'll email me any ideas or suggestions on what we should read next. (For more info, scroll down to the FAQ section.)...more

My Reading List

I'm the type of person who always has a stack of books taller than me on my reading list.  I've got a bookshelf in my room filled mostly with books I haven't read yet, about 20 samples on my iPad, and a Goodreads account with more books than I can remember.  Somehow though, I always want more books.  I'm always looking for that one that's going to be can't-put-it-down, change-your-life kind of a book, so my list keeps growing....more