Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We wish you the warm feelings and special moments that come with the holidays … or curling up with a good book. I’m off to prevent flour bombs in the kitchen, but before I go, I wanted to say that the Reading Tub is thankful for … your kind words and encouragement.… your inspiration to think about books and reading in new ways.…being part of a community that respects diversity and new ideas on paper, on the Web, and in life.…being able to read about them! Happy Thanksgiving. We’ll be back in the Tub next week. image courtesy of clipartguide.com This work by Reading Tub is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 US License

Reading Round-Up, 24 November

It is nice to see that even with Thanksgiving just around the corner and the mad-dash to the holidays upon us, the world of reading, books, and literacy is still very busy. It has been another "bountiful" week for Jen and me as we gathered newsworthy, interesting, and fun items. The  news Round-up is here this week, but be sure to stop by Jen Robinson’s Book Page, too. Jen will have her Growing Bookworms newsletter, afternoon visits, and reviews. Check out the review of Tennyson, which Jen describes as "one of the best reads of the year." Events & New Places – Virtual and Otherwise Webinar: Libraries and the Bilingual Child, Monday, 8 December 2008 Webjunction is sponsoring this forum … Read more

Random Cool Things

Well, I think they are cool. The blogs have been fairly quiet this week as I’ve been tackling the TBR pile, starting with the seasonal titles. Yes, I probably should have started reading them at Halloween, but I just wasn’t ready. I got my first Valentines Book yesterday. Ugh! Books and Reading This week’s cold snap and flurries helped nudge my holiday spirit. I’m not going to publish a full list of holiday-themed books (see last year’s list), but I have to tell you about A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas written byPhilip Yates, illustrated by Sebastia Serra. There are so many remakes of Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from Saint Nicholas” that I try to avoid any book that starts … Read more