Category Archives: books

It’s About Reading For Pleasure

Raising avid readers means putting pleasure first. Continue reading

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Why Write Poetry

Writing poetry. It’s something like walking into a solid object without falling. Continue reading

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My New Book is Out!

A poetry collection rooted in nature, family, and stubbornly hopeful ideals. Continue reading

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10 Reasons To Become A Library Addict

Join me in the obsession. It’s free and oh so addicting. Continue reading

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Build Community Using Bookish Goodwill

When we share books, we enliven our communities. Find out how. Continue reading

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38 Unexpected Ways To Revel In Snail Mail

You think snail mail is dull? Liven up your snail mail experience. Mail something unwrapped like a shovel. Make your own envelopes and seal them with homemade flavored glue. Write an un-thank you note. Correspond with a toddler. Get ahead at work using good old fashioned snail mail. Find out how one man mailed himself to freedom. Continue reading

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Celebrate Hug Your Librarian Day

Book crafts, librarian-related movies, and other bookish delights. Continue reading

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Escaping Into Novels

Novels are my escape method. Here’s where I’ve been hiding. Continue reading

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How To Raise Word Nerds

Oh they think they’re having fun, but they’re building better vocabularies and learning to love words. Muh ha ha. Continue reading

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Do Childhood Books Shape Us?

We make certain stories a part of ourselves. What story is in you? Continue reading

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