Reading Round-Up, 15 September

"The average kindergärtner has watched 5,000 hours of TV before s/he gets to school. That’s more time than it takes to earn a Bachelor’s degree." US Department of Education   For years I have used that quote as part of my Email signature line, so it seemed only fitting to use it on Day 2 of my entry in Weekly Geeks Challenge #17. Between TubTalk and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub (where all my BBAW posts will be) look for some of my favorite quotes about reading and books.  EVENTS AND OTHER BLOG TOURS de FORCE Today opens Book Blogger Appreciation Week. You’ll find events and giveaways all over the book blogosphere. The Reading Tub is going to have it’s first-ever book giveaway. So stay tuned. Vote for Your … Read more

Book Bloggers Appreciation Week and Weekly Geeks

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~ Margaret Mead To this point, I’ve always entered the Weekly Geeks Challenge via TubTalk, my ExDir blog. Weekly Geek Challenge #17 is to post a quote each day for a week. Here are the guidelines: You may want to come up with a theme, such as favorite passages from books, author quotes, political quotes, quotes about books or reading, humorous quotes, whatever. Or you may not want a theme at all; maybe you just want to gather up seven assorted quotes that appeal to you. You may want to start each of your posts of the week with a quote, or … Read more

A Day To Remember: September 11, 2001

To be honest, there are major gaps in my memories of September 11, 2001.  I remember when my husband (who worked down the hall) called and said "Turn on the Today Show, a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center."  I remember evacuating my employees from the building. I remember sitting in the car on Constitution Avenue, hearing the news that a plane was heading for the State Department, and trying unsuccessfully to call my husband to say "I’m not moving, you can walk over one block and we can go home together." I remember calling my Mom and then going to the nursery to hold Apple, a stuffed beagle we got on our last trip to New York, … Read more