iVillage PBS Kids Summer Reading Challenge

I signed up for the iVillage and PBS Kids Summer Reading Community Challenge starting June 6th. I wanted to share the information about it with you because I figured others would be interested. It’s a 6 week program that includes the following: A daily email with fun activities to build reading skills Tricks and advice… Read More »

Article: Keys to Remembering What You Read

This article is referring to students remembering what they read in school but is good advice for adults trying to retain information as well. I thought it was good advice and I wanted to share. © Ann K. Dolin, M.Ed. Used with Permission. I recently read a fascinating article in the Wall Street Journal about… Read More »

Guest Post: Reading for a Happily Ever After

© Flickr User Newton Free Library One of the things parents should never underestimate is the value of a good bedtime story. Despite the busy schedules most families now are forced to keep, it is important that parents still try to set aside a regular bedtime schedule for their children, which includes a ten to… Read More »

Do Nothing But Read Day – How did I not know about this???

Seriously, how did I NOT know about this? Did YOU know about this? Do Nothing But Read Day is held twice a year, June 27 and December 19. So that is what I’ll be doing tomorrow as much as possible. I’ll be reading. I’ll be reading The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy and reading the… Read More »

Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder: Stories by Amy Friedman (Review and Opinion on Audio Books)

This week is Audiobook Week at Devourer of Books. I said I’d participate by sharing a audio book review. This has turned into more of a post on why audio books aren’t for me. Warning: I don’t like audio books. I’ve listened to two in my entire life. So consider this an audiobook review from… Read More »

I Pledge To Read the Printed Word!

I found this at Reminder List’s blog which has been merged with another blog and is now Miel et Lait. Just click the button to go to the website, read the statement and if you agree, grab one of many buttons to put on your website or blog! This post is Copyright 2001-2012 SMS Book… Read More »

Booking Through Thursday – On Friday – "Break"

Oops.  I forgot!!! Yesterday’s Booking Through Thursday Question Was: Do you take breaks while reading a book? Or read it straight through? (And, by breaks, I don’t mean sleeping, eating and going to work; I mean putting it aside for a time while you read something else.)  First of all, good thing for the clarification… Read More »