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Glad I Saw It: Escaping with Books

Did you know that we are living in the most peaceful time of human history? Doesn’t feel like it, does it? What with the television and radio and Facebook and Twitter and Reddit and emails and headlines about Syria and … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Reading on Deck

I loved catching this sailor in the act. Wouldn’t you? Have you been finding it tough to grab some time for a bit of reading? Make it your business to steal a chunk of time for reading – an actual … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Books at Their Fingertips

My kids are pretty darn awesome – some of the time. But you’d think from the amount of growled “Get your coat on!” and hissed “Stop hitting each other…” and exasperated thumps of my head hitting the table once a … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Preschoolers Reading

It’s a good thing my kids love books. With an English teacher mother and a book editor father, they’d be miserable otherwise.  And even though I’ve relied (sometimes heavily!) on the television to save my sanity in these early years, … Continue reading

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World Book Night is On Its Way!

My husband alerted me to the opportunity to give free books away to people.  “You love books,” he said, stating the obvious. “You should do this.”  My first reaction was negative. I didn’t want to apply for something and then … Continue reading

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Glad I Saw It: Reading the Paper

Now, granted, they read the television listings and the comics.  But isn’t that the sort of thing preschoolers are supposed to read?  Print *is* relevant!  Print is not dead.  At least not in this iPad-less house.

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Glad I Saw It: Telling a Book

Sometimes it’s making available the opportunity, not having the ability.  Give your kids the chance to *tell* you a story!  The more comfortable they are with books, the more they’ll love the stories in them as companions.  Consider donating to … Continue reading

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Road-Trip Reading from Debra Galant

“I glanced in the mirror and saw my opening.  I was in the far left-hand lane, but managed to cross three lanes at once and slam to a stop on the shoulder.  Horns blared, and the [children’s] cries in the … Continue reading

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I Got My Wish: A Book Group (with a side of Anxiety)

So, I’m a high school English teacher who hasn’t been reading nearly enough to justify two advanced degrees and years of peddling the love of literature to teenagers.  I have tried to read more, but my pre-child fantasies of reading … Continue reading

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