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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 .

Reader and Proud: How to Know If You’re a “Reader” and Why It’s So Great to Be One

What does it mean to be a reader? Is just loving books enough? Let's find out...

Earth Day Thoughts: Science Needs a March? When Did This Happen?

Yesterday I went to the March for Science in DC, which happened to be, appropriately, on Earth Day. It was a day filled with great people, great posters and a sense of purpose. Even the rain couldn't dampen the that warming feeling - together, we can change this world for the better. Still, I struggle with the fact that I just went to a march for science. Science! Really? This is what we've come to?

Science March Saturday: Favorite Books from Favorite Scientists

Today is the March for Science! (It's also very appropriately Earth Day of which I'm a big fan.) In honor of all things science-y, I've compiled a list of the favorite books of some of my favorite scientists! These are books these scientists have said are some of their favorites! (Yay scientists and science and books!)

Metaphors – Let’s Stop Following Them Off a Cliff

I am on Facebook often. Social media is part and parcel of being an author (The Travelers, Saguaro Books). You have to stay connected. Some parts of social media I enjoy more than others. Honestly, I find the Facebook part mostly taxing. So what does this have to do with metaphors? It's kind of a strange leap. But here it goes...

#BooksOverLooks Blog Series: Girls Are Just as Smart as Boys – Why Don’t They Think So?

I haven't recently posted anything specifically for my Books Over Looks blog series, the purpose of which is to talk about how to help kids, particularly girls, realize books, reading, education and thought are more important than material things or how many likes they have on Instagram. A recent study that found as early as 6 years old, girls already think they are NOT as smart as boys made me think it was time for another installment.

Why Can’t a Writer be President? America’s Obsession With Visual Un-Reality

Almost everyone, at least in the US, watches TV daily. We consume shows and movies like they're candy that our parents might suddenly take away. We all have our favorite genres and actors.

Oscars and Literature: Guess Which Nominated Movies are Based on Books?

I love movies almost as much as I love books. And I love watching the Oscars. However, if there is a movie based on a book, I'd really prefer to read the book first. So, I'm always interested to know what movies have books as their basis. If you are too, here is a list of the movies nominated for Oscars that are based on published books and novels.

Flowers in February – This is Not Normal: Just Another Way the World Has Gone Crazy

• This week in Northern Virginia we again saw record highs, all week. Not just one day, not just one afternoon - all week. In February in the Washington, DC area, the cherry blossoms are budding. So, let's talk about climate change and how to educate ourselves and others on this topic through information and books!

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