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Book Event Observation: Brian Lutterman at Eat My Words
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Book Event Observation: Brian Lutterman at Eat My Words

For my Readers’ Advisory Course, I was to attend a Book Event. This was for dual purposes: one, to experience a literary event and hopefully learn something about its execution and planning, and two, for personal enjoyment. Only one of these was listed on my syllabus. Go ahead and guess which. I went this past … Continue reading

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Ramona at Forty (reblog)

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic recently wrote a great article about how texts for children (particularly the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary) can be well-written and valuable at many stages in life. Please read it! She mentions in particular that books for young adults and children can be of especial use to parents (and by extension, I would say … Continue reading

Food
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Food

I’m moving soon. So not blogging much. But I thought I’d do a quick update to say I’m having fun thus far reading all of these books from various genres. I’m also focusing my picture book energies on a FOOD theme. I might do another storytime soon, hopefully, and apparently I feel like going from … Continue reading

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Review)
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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Review)

Ready Player One. By Ernest Cline. Crown Publishers/Random House, 2011. 374 pages. $24.00 The free virtual OASIS changed everyone’s lives as did its creator, having willed his massive estate to the first person to complete an online quest. In 2045, years after the race began, an avatar name finally appears on the scoreboard: that of … Continue reading

Every Day by David Levithan (Review)
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Every Day by David Levithan (Review)

Every Day. By David Levithan. Alfred A. Knopf /Random House, 2012. 324 pages. $17.99 For the 5994th day, A wakes up in someone else’s body; but today is different. Meeting Rhiannon, A falls in love and decides to pursue a lasting connection, despite changing location, gender, and background every day. In Every Day, best-selling author … Continue reading