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The New Normal: Keeping Up My Book Momentum! (+Brief Reviews)

February was another great book month! I read some great books. Here are all the books I read in Feb + brief reviews .

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Historical Perspective from a Graphic Novel: Reading John Lewis’ Compelling Series March

I really don't know much about black history. Considering it's black history month, I feel it's important to admit this...

A Letter to the Principal: How I Waded into the “Take a Knee” Debate with my Middle Schooler

Most people would call me opinionated. I'm passionate about what I believe. I teach my daughter to be passionate as well. Still, one month into school, I didn't expect to find myself typing the words, "Dear Principal. I am writing in regards to an incident today in class."

For Banned Books Week!…Books that Were Banned for Ridiculous Reasons

Banned books week crept up on me! I usually keep an eye on bookish "holidays" but with my busy schedule this one almost passed me by. ALMOST! Luckily I have some friends who help me remember these things.

Monday Blog: A Tale of Two (Indie) Bookstores

Independent bookstores, like people, have their own personalities. That's why I prefer these stores to the cavernous and cold Barnes and Nobles of the world. Going to a new indie bookstore is like making a new friend. And I made two recently in Washington, DC.

Ten for Tuesday: 10 Great Books Featuring Inspirational Teachers

This weekend in Washington, DC, there will be a march. Shocking I know. This is a good one though. It's a march for public education. In honor of the cause, here are 10 great books about inspirational teachers, the lifeblood of our public education system.

Friday 5: Jane Austen Throws Shade, Fairies are Real & More of the Best Bookish Articles This Week

This is one of my favorite blogs to write. On Friday, I pick five book-related articles from the last week (or so) that I really loved and share them so everyone else can love them too! This week brings us Shady Jane, fierce fairies and lots more bookish fun!

Friday Five: 5 Completely Unique and Perfect Books for Your Independence Day Reading Needs

It's getting close to 4th of July and, in the US, that means it's time for the yearly summer celebration of Independence. Of course, it's not just a day. No, no. America sort of invented over-the-top, consumer-filled celebrations...It must be a whole weekend. A whole weekend in which you might find some time to read.

Friday Five: eBooks, Muggles, Coloring, Oh My! My 5 Favorite Bookish Stories of the Week

This is my new favorite regular blog topic - writing about my five favorite bookish stories of the week. Every week I find tons of stories about books and writing that are so compelling, it's hard to choose just five. And I know not everyone has time to read through all the news, let alone news about books... 

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