Books as Gifts

Like many of you, books are among my favorite gifts – holiday, birthday, thinking of you, just because. Aside from the literacy side of things, books are the gift that shows you thought about someone when you selected it. You picked books as gifts because … the title character has the same name. you know they like [insert favorite thing here.] a place, character or event reminded you of them. you loved the story and thought they would, too. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be spending time looking for those “just right” gifts. Top on the list will be books as gifts, of course, but there are other things, too. [There is an outstanding request for a hamster from … Read more

Wednesday Blurb: Make it a Good Search for Literacy

They did it in April and now they’re doing it in May … GoodSearch will donate $1 (up to $5,000 total) for every toolbar that is downloaded between May 19th at 12 noon and May 21st at 12 noon Eastern!  To help our cause benefit from this contest, please download our toolbar now by following this link – The ReadingTub toolbar is free to download and allows you to raise money for our cause virtually every time you search or shop online! use the Searchbox on the Toolbar and we earn 1c for each search. Just 100 searches and we have enough money to ship 10 books to at-risk readers. shop at more than 1,400 stores (from Amazon to … Read more