Reading Aloud to Children

Reading Aloud to Children

There are lots of ways to help young people develop a love of books.  But the most important begins at home, by showing children the fun and the magic of books.  If you have a child or young adult in your household or family, read to them!  Read every day… Read more »

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These Are Your Kids on Books

These Are Your Kids on Books

Isn’t this a great poster?  It was designed by Mike Anderick for Burning Through Pages, a Denver-based nonprofit organization dedicated to getting kids reading and talking about books.  The poster has gone viral on Facebook. You may have seen it; I’ve shared it myself.  Burning Through Pages gives young readers… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (4/22-4/28/12)

I’ve been pretty busy this week, but I did come across a few interesting articles other than the Tor/Forge announcement. “Retail DRM is an Apple. Library DRM is an Orange.” (Michael Kelley, The Digital Shift)  (The apple in question is the fruit, not the hardware/media company.) “There’s a $3 Sweet… Read more »

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More Forthcoming Fantasy 2012

More Forthcoming Fantasy 2012

A few more titles to add to the list of forthcoming fantasy books: The Enchantress (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, book 6) by Michael Scott.  The book description reads “The twins of prophecy have been split. Nicholas Flamel is near death. John Dee has the swords of power. And… Read more »

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This Week’s Articles (4/15 – 4/21)

OK, I’m cheating slightly here, since a few of these appeared toward the end of last week.  But here are a number of articles I found interesting this week: Want to create your own ebook using MS Word?  PC World tells you how.. It’s caveat emptor at Amazon, where copycat… Read more »

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Pottermore Opens to the Public!

Pottermore Opens to the Public!

The Pottermore Insider announced that Pottermore is finally open to everyone.  Queue nicely, one at a time, please! The announcement generated great excitement on the Harry Potter Lovers forum over at Ravelry, the knitting and crocheting community I belong to. There were also some complaints about the sign-up process, but… Read more »

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Review: “Murder on the Rocks,” by Karen MacInerney

Review: “Murder on the Rocks,” by Karen MacInerney

Category: mystery Series: Gray Whale Inn Mysteries Book Source: public library Murder on the Rocks, the first in Karen MacInerney’s “Gray Whale Inn Mystery” series, should have a lot going for it.  MacInerney’s writing is competent, if not inspired, and all the necessary elements are in place for a typical… Read more »

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