I Can Read: A Carnival Celebrating New Readers – August 2011

Welcome to the June 2010 carnival celebrating new readers (Kindergarten through second grade). You’ll find reviews of Easy Readers and short chapter books, and ideas to help them, too. Read more

Books We Read – July 2011

Another slow month … bigger chapter books, more time in the pool, and a week of misfortunate events & summer swim championships! We haven’t put up many reviews, but would love to get our visitors reading YOURS! We are using InLinkz on the Reading Tub website now.  InLinkz (www.inlinkz.com) offers us a more secure system for connecting our reviews – and has thumbnails, too!!  I cannot say enough great things about Team Inlinkz and their level of support and service … or about how they helped us convert 2000(!) book reviews to the new tool. Or just add a link to a favorite recent read below! Received: 20   New Reads: 9 …. New Reviews: 3 Please use these category … Read more

Tuesday Blurb: The Sound of One Hand Clapping

… or in this case typing. Yours truly was making herself a smoothie yesterday and lets just say didn’t exercise her usual safety practices. As a result, the top of my right index finger is sporting a dozen stitches. Typing with one hand is neither ideal nor fun ,,, unless you like funny new words crafted with typoms, so things will be a bit quiet around here. Leave it to the 9YO to dub this the “hand shake” incident! “Mom, you were making a hand smoothie … get it? A smoothie with your hand?” The other silver lining: she’s reading to me while I “rest.” Look for lots of reading in next month’s list!!!