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Showing posts from October 4, 2015

Star Wars Reads day

Is that not the best image, ever?

If you did not know, today (October 10, 2015) is Star Wars Reads day. It's a pretty big deal (obviously). Check out the Facebook page if you don't believe me.

You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to think this event is worth celebrating. Anything that promotes reading on a global level is worth telling someone about.

Check out local events in your area by calling your local library, Books-a-Million, or Barnes and Noble stores. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find. And if there isn't anything happening in your area, maybe you could put that in the works for next year?

Learn more about the events all around the globe here and here. May the force be with you.

#TBT: Book Covers

I'm not really one for taking pictures and plastering them on social media or using hashtags for that matter, but Throwback Thursday seems like a perfect time to talk about some oldies (but goodies) in the book realm. (And by the way, just wait for Man Crush Monday. Wowza!)

I started reading YA novels with a passion when I started teaching middle school. I know, it seems a bit weird to consider myself a YA reader well after the target age has passed. It happens. I try to stay current on the books that are out there so I can recommend something to a kid when they ask. (And I kinda like YA anyway...)

One of my favorites of ALL TIME is the Song of the Lioness series by Tamora Pierce. I happened upon this book at Borders when it was going out of business. I needed something to read aloud to the kids (I chose Walter Dean Myers' Scorpion for that) when the title of this book caught my eye. I've never seen a character with my name-- and spelled correctly, mind you-- before. Natu…