BBAW – Book Bloggers Appreciation Week

We are thrilled to be participating in Book Bloggers Appreciation Week, the brainchild of Amy at My Friend Amy’s blog. It’s a great chance for readers and bloggers to celebrate what we share in common: a love of books. The celebration begins next week, but some things are already underway. Start your pre-event tour at these stops: * Go to My Friend Amy to see the finalists for the “Best of” blogs. The voting has closed, but within each category you’ll find links to blogs. Explore, you’re bound to find a new one. If you think there needs to be other categories, now is the time to speak up. * See Jennifer’s contest for blog readers at The Literate Housewife … Read more

Reading Round-up, 8 September

Happy Monday … even if my Colts did lose! If that’s the worst thing, I’ll be happy. The computer guy is on his way to see if my computer problem is the hard drive or the registry! So I better get moving …Sharing a Story As part of the celebration of our 5th anniversary, the Reading Tub, Inc. will be creating a directory for people to donate books that can be shared with children. That is what we’re all about, after all. If you are a teacher, school librarian, public librarian, or KNOW a teacher, school librarian, or public librarian, let them know I am creating a space on the website for their wish lists. These are the books you … Read more

Reading Round-Up, 1 September

Happy Labor Day! Putting together the Round-ups is a labor of love, so it is only fitting that we publish today. It’s also the first day of September. Ah, autumn will be here soon. Bye-bye greasy sunscreen. I guess because everyone is wearing their back-to-school outfits that we seem to be heavy on the education-related news this week. Among this morning’s Google Alerts were several references to Mem Fox’s speech where she characterizes childcare (really infant care) as a form of abuse. I’m sure it will continue to grow in fervor, but if you want an early look, here is the post at the Australian Politics  blog (you’ll need to scroll down).  FIrst up … What’s in Your Wallet? September is Library Card Sign-up … Read more