The other title I had in mind was: Our decision to homeschool. The absence of picture book reviews is directly correlated to this shift in our educational avenues for our daughters. As I will be their primary teacher, the challenge … Continue reading Where Did All the Picture Books Go?
This is, by far, the biggest thank you note I’ve ever written – or at least the one with the widest reach. I’m still around even though it seems as though I’ve been hibernating on the blogging front. And I … Continue reading Gobsmacked at 5000!
I gushed on Instagram (at least as close as I can say I’ve ever gotten to “gushing” about something) about How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig. Thought it might be worthwhile to continue the gushing over here. This … Continue reading Book Note: How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare by Ken Ludwig
I mentioned in my 2018 reading goals post that I would be attempting to read 26 books from my TBR pile – one for each letter of the alphabet. I had modified the challenge slightly in that post and here it … Continue reading Going Through My TBR – Alphabet Style A-M
Happy New Year! Time to start those lists and ideas for your bookshelves! Last year I didn’t set a number goal and read over 100 books! Since that non-goal worked well for me I’m going to avoid shooting for quantity … Continue reading Reading Goals for 2018: Bringing Back Reading Bingo…and more
The New York Times Book Review released it’s 100 Notable Books of 2017 at the end of November. They cull their readings and reviews from thousands and pick the 100 best books from their 2017 work. In the spirit of … Continue reading 20 Favorite Books of 2017
Happy Holidays! This Friday Fragment is another writing exercise I pulled from a recent read. It is quick and fun. I could see this being a spark for moments of “writer’s block” or particularly rewarding for poetic efforts. For me, … Continue reading Friday Fragments #3
This year I have had the pleasure of reading several authors who have been new-to-me. These authors have multiple books to their credit, but 2017 was the year that I became aware of their stories and styles. Today, I’m making … Continue reading Finding New Authors: Taking 2017 into 2018
Happy Holidays. It’s a small group this time. We’re traveling and finishing end-of-unit projects at schools this time of year so our reading is hit-or-miss. On a related note, my eldest daughter has found her first can’t-wait-to-read-it-why-are-you-stopping-me-at-the-best-part-id-rather-skip-dinner-to-read series. For those … Continue reading Picture Book Round-Up: December 2017