I went on Facebook, saw I had a number of notifications, clicked to glance at the list, and then clicked "Mark as read." Don't ask me what was in the list. Don't ask me any details. Certainly don't give me any test over the material. But I did "read" them -- about as intentionally as my students just read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.Students don't read like they once did....more
The fourth book in my geeky installment of quiet books for kids, your tiny Lord Of The Rings fans don't have to wait any longer. What better way to keep your kids busy and quiet then to let them take a tour through one of the greatest fantasy series of all time.
Travel through the shire, opening doors to find hidden images. Journey to Rivendell to meet the finger puppet members of the fellowship of the ring. Help Gollum find his precious, and even try the ring on your self! This 10 page felt book is guaranteed to keep your kids quietly busy and happy for hours!...more
Greetings of the season! Perhaps a few of you remember when I took advantage of this wonderful Blogher site to teach myself to write for the Internet by blogging all the recipes in my little cookbook of family favorites—all part of my larger adventure in self-publishing, which has just come to a personal party point for me because I’ve finally finished putting the rest of my literature up there on the cybershelf....more
Well yesterday I finally crossed the finish line and put the last of my books up there on the cybershelf, which constitutes the end of a path that I’ve been on for thirty-five years; and because I myself always yearn for enlightenment on the subject of publishing, I’m hoping that at this point in my adventures there might be some among you who’d benefit from hearing about them, as well as some who might have some invaluable comments or tips for yours truly....more
It's the time of year when people when more and more people are saying, "My brother/father/mother/friend loves books. What should I get them for Christmas?" If only it were that easy to pick out a book that someone is going to love. Unless you know your book lovers preferences really well -- and know what they've read -- I still tend to recommend that you buy them something that is not a book. Or a gift card. But mostly things that are not books. Here are 10 gift ideas of book lovers....more
i recently finished the boy in the suitcase by lene kaaberbol and agnete friis and was excitingly pleased with how well written the novel was. the writing style is reminiscent of the girl who played with fire series – heavily intertwining both english and scandinavian phrases and backdrops. i picked out the novel via a sale on my kindle! woot! and was excited to read such a great thriller....more