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T-shirt Tuesday: Fierce Women Who Inspire

I just got a t-shirt with a Shakespeare quote that reads, "And though she be but little, she is fierce." It inspired today's blog about fierce women who inspire.

Save the Books! Seriously, they’re in danger #BooksOverLooks

"Books, you in danger, girl." Whoopi's warning to Molly in Ghost may have been funny in the movie. But the death of books is near and it's really not so funny.

Why My 11-Year-Old Daughter Loves Ruth Bader Ginsburg #WomensHistoryMonth

Women's History Month is winding down - only 2 more days. 😦 And while that doesn't mean we can't continue to talk about women (past and present) who have helped shape the world, it does mean that today's blog is fitting as we near the end of this month. It's all about why my daughter loves Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But first....

T-shirt Tuesday: The Secret to Raising Smart Kids – Read Smartly

Everyone wants a smart kid right? But how do you raise a smart kid? And can you or is it just genetics?

Friday Five: My Favorite Websites About Books & Book-Related Things!

I love books, like a lot. Enough that I wrote one. (see The Travelers). Therefore, it's probably not surprising that I read and follow a lot of book-related sites and blogs. Blogs are a little tricky. I like so many great ones. That list would be very long and I may tackle compiling that some day soon. In the meantime, since it's Friday, I'll do a Friday 5 of my 5 Favorite Book Websites.

Librarian Lisa Guest Blogs Again! An Airport Story: Ask Girls What They’re Reading Instead of What They’re Wearing (#BooksOverLooks)

A few weeks ago my family and I were in the airport, preparing for an overseas trip. In the waiting lounge, I said hello to a young girl, aged around 4 years old, who was waiting with her dad in the seating area. She was very social and immediately engaged with me. Right away, I asked her if she liked reading and what her favorite book was. She absolutely lit up! Her favorite book was Clara the Cookie Fairy and she had the book with her! We sat together for the next 15 minutes or so, reading this delightful and amazing book together. This experience reminded me of the inspiring and creative post below by Lisa Bloom from 2011. It’s an eye-opening approach to engaging a girl about her mind via books instead of what she’s wearing.

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