Category Archives: event

Book Giveaway: Butterfly Counting

UPDATE: Congrats to Kenitra, who won the book! I recently reviewed several great books for younger readers at the website Vegbooks. One of my favorites was a gorgeous counting book from Charlesbridge Publishing called BUTTERFLY COUNTING. You can read the … Continue reading

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Women’s History X

Congratulations, Stephanie! You (or the recipient of your shout out) will receive a copy of Rad American Women! A friend (Thanks, Amy!) recently posted a link to this post on Dangerous Minds about an ABC book called Rad American Women A-Z: … Continue reading

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Summer Fun for all Ages at the Liberty Science Center

My family and I had a great time exploring the new Beyond Rubik’s Cube exhibit and visiting Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Liberty Science Center (LSC) this weekend.

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Pass the Lipstick, I Need Some For My Teeth.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Stephanie and Cynthia! We were able to give away TWO sets of these books thanks to the generosity of Anna Sandler of Instructions for my Husband! Desperate for a great read? Check out the links at the … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning: Temporary Tattoo Edition

Time to clear out some items that I’ve kept around because “I love it and I might just need it someday and it’s too good to throw out or recycle and I might just need it someday.” Or, in other … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw Her: Sonia Sanchez at MADLOM

“Am I late?” I didn’t stand when she walked in. I felt like I ought to. My heart almost jumped out of my chest – but I didn’t stand when she walked in. Instead, close to an hour after we … Continue reading

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Springtime is for Chicks: Tee Time Giveaway

Congratulations STACY MOLTER! You will receive an adorable t-shirt from MyJoshu! Update: Joshu just announced a half-price sale through next weekend. Use the code HALF when checking out.  My friend Johari Fuentes is super-talented, and I’ve used and abused her … Continue reading

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I can’t wait to Shake Out the Sillies with Foofa and Plex

I think it was the fault of Frodo Baggins, but it may have been The Ting Tings. But from the first time I watched DJ Lance Rock’s fuzzy, orange hat rise into view, I knew I was hooked. Luckily, as … Continue reading

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Why Regulation of Guns and Ammunition Matters – short list

I’m dense. I just don’t understand why those who want to preserve their 2nd Amendment right to “bear arms” in a “well regulated militia” would defend magazines holding scores of bullets. And if the voices deriding and castigating the “housewives … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffer: Batteries Included

What do you call movie-trailers made by fans of a book that started out as fan fiction? No idea – but there are an awful lot of fake movie trailers for a 50 Shades of Grey film that has yet … Continue reading

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