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Jacques Barzun: His Writings Influenced My Teaching

My sister, Karen introduced me to Jacques Barzun on a summer vacation in 2001. She had picked up his book, From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western  Cultural Life 1500 to the Present at Bethany Bookstore and thought I … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Caught My Eye This Week

Man Recycles Old Door Knobs into a Sparkling Replica of Van Gogh’s Starry Night – I love old door knobs and have some from the house my parents lived in after they were married and from the farmhouse of my … Continue reading

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The Birth of a Book

When I was a librarian at a PK – 8th grade school back in the late 80’s I went with another teacher to an area school about having students writing, illustrating and then presenting their own book. We saw how … Continue reading

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If You Love to Read (Sarah Ada sings Adele’s There’s a Fire)

I love books and think Adele is a great singer so I loved this video. The singer, Sarah Ada @SarahUkulele describes herself on Twitter as: “Ukulele playing, English teaching, hedgehog snuggling, bacon eating, book reading, koopa stomping, craft crafting, life … Continue reading

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Denise Hildreth Jones: Great author and free ebook

Some of you may be familiar with Denise Hildreth Jones but if you haven’t there is an opportunity to get one her ebooks free this week. On her website, she describes herself this way: “I’m just a southern girl from … Continue reading

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Clerical Mystery: A Darkly Hidden Truth (The Monastery Murders) by Donna Fletcher Crow

I have always been interested in religious mysteries, or as they are usually labeled today, clerical mysteries. I read all of Charles Merrill Smith’s Reverend Randolph series from the local library, got Eric Sheperd’s Nunnery series from a Catholic Bookstore … Continue reading

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Potpourri: Books – Walking and Reading; Self-Publishing

Here are some book posts from my journeys on the internet lately that my fellow bibliophiles may enjoy: The Dead End of DIY Self-Publishing  I read a lot and belong to several groups of writers. I have gotten many advanced … Continue reading

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Donald Sobol: Encyclopedia Brown’s Influence

Having taught second and third grade for over 20 years and been a school librarian also, I am well acquainted with the Encyclopedia Brown Series written by Donald Sobol. I remember the covers back from the 80’s. Some of the … Continue reading

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Marilynne Robinson: Graceful Prose and Powerful Storytelling

This past year I read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. It is a powerful story and Robinson such an eloquent writer that I picked the book to be the one I passed out on World Book Night. I have recommended it … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Giveaway: Win Charlotte’s Web & Rotten Teeth

I love books. As a former librarian and elementary classroom teacher I always looked forward to Children’s Book Week and used it as another way to promote books. I now teach high school but still am excited about this week. … Continue reading

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