Category Archives: thoughts on books

One Book Leads to Another…and Another…

The debate over books vs. e-readers goes on, but to me there is no debate. I love “real” books, and I love my Kindle, too. I like magazines and newspapers. I just love reading, to put it simply. Borrowing library … Continue reading

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Golden Books

Were some of the first books on your bookshelves, like mine, Little Golden Books? In my early childhood days, they sold for just 25 cents…although the price started going up- in 1962, it was raised to 29 cents. Now the … Continue reading

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Lifelong Readers

I went to the library this morning to return some books. I almost didn’t go. The books were due today. I tried to renew online, but one of the books could not be renewed. I considered putting the trip off, … Continue reading

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The Books in My Poem

Some background about the books in my poem: Four of the books are by the same author, Eugenia Price, and include her first published novel, The Beloved Invader. The book is part of a trilogy which also included New Moon … Continue reading

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Slice of Reading Life

I’ve always been a reader. Since I’ve been writing more, though, I take notice of words, phrases, and sentences in a different way. Sometimes the words resonate so clearly with an idea I’ve tried to write about, I marvel at … Continue reading

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Amazed

I have been reading Poetry Mentor Texts: Making Reading and Writing Connections, K-8 by Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Capelli. I loved the chapter on acrostic poems. Here is what I wrote: Amazed As we go through our days do … Continue reading

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Sources of Light

Have you read Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan? It is a beautiful novel with many layers of story. The year after my father died, my mother took a job teaching in a small college in Jackson, Mississippi…it was 1962…I … Continue reading

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