Category Archives: Reading

It’s Monday! What are you reading? Thinking awards

I am part of the children’s book group that is called Chapter and Verse Book Club.  They have small groups around the United States who meet in libraries or book stores to discuss children’s books. This month we are discussing a … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? realistic fiction

Ruby on the Outside by Nora Raleigh Baskin is a story that walks into an topic you don’t read about often. It is the hidden secret of a few of my past students. Often times I didn’t even know until … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? Deborah Wiles once more

Reading as a writer is tricky when you are such a story nut. I love story and fall deeply in love with most stories. I get lost in the images and the lives to the people so easily. I slip … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? or re reading!?

Each week I end my Monday post with the books I plan to read. I really do plan to read them but some how I go off to check what others are reading and then I am lost in a … Continue reading

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Less is more

– growing more by sowing less – It was a glorious day – sunny, temperature about 70 with a light breeze. It was just a tad cool in the shade if you were quiet and reading. I was pulling, digging and … Continue reading

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Finding my way back

The last month was crazy busy with work – I know I am retired but it does not seem to matter. The last time I wrote I talked about testing. It is what May was about. We are now in … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? Duh nothing

Ok – so my title is not completely true. It is just how I feel when I sat down to write this today. I missed last weeks post altogether and this week I don’t have a book I have finished … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? Historical Fiction

Later this week I will have a chance to sit down with a group of librarians, teachers, a few children’s book enthusiast and an author of historical fiction. The discussion question on the table is – How is historical fiction … Continue reading

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#SOL2015 27/31 Writing about Reading

  I have discovered a new issue since retiring. It is a good problem to have but is a bit surprising for me. I have more time or am taking more time to read. It’s great but I am speeding … Continue reading

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#SOL2015 19/31 Where did you find books?

Yesterday I wrote about reading places -at least one of mine as a kid. The other question that went along with that thinking was “where did you find books as a kid?” I know the question could be answered simply … Continue reading

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