Friday Blurbs

It has been a crazy – amazing, but crazy – week. It’s already Friday, and with Bill gone this week I feel like I’ve been doing touch-and-go drills. A few minutes here, a few minutes there, but no real time in the office. Here are a few things that caught my eye. In recognition of Book Blogger Appreciation Week (BBAW) Natasha Maw has a wonderful post how book blog reviews have influenced her reading.  The mosaic she created with the covers really helps you visualize how broadly she reads … far more than just a list.  Today she is posting at the BBAW blog about blogging friendships and Utah bloggers. Regrefully, the best I’ve been able to do is read … Read more

Interview: The Luminaries of Booklights

What do you get when you combine the integrity of PBS Parents, three power-house book bloggers (who also happen to be moms, librarians, and literacy specialists), and a college professor? An incredible blog, energized by a team of women who are passionate about inspiring a love of reading in children and their caregivers. I don’t remember if Jen Robinson found my blog or I found hers. Doesn’t matter. It was the beginning of an incredible journey into what many of us affectionately call the Kidlitosphere.  Back then, it seemed that literacy was a small piece of the ‘sphere – almost a byproduct of our love of reading and books.  Not anymore. As we have continued to chat with each other … Read more