For anyone just joining us, last year for Accio Books NYDA helped to create the library at the New Beginnings Charter School. We just got through tutoring the third and fourth graders for State Exams, but what about the second graders. We shouldn’t leave them out. They will be taking the State…
First Book wants to give away 1 MILLION BOOKS TO KIDS IN NEED OVER THE NEXT 10 DAYS. Here’s the catch: We want the world to know about the issue of illiteracy and how they can help us fight it. In support of our effort, we will give away a book for every “re-blog”, “retweet”, and “share” we get of this message on twitter, tumblr and facebook. Get to sharing.
50 Book Challenge: #24
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Anya’s Ghost doesn’t exactly need any more praise, but I found it hilarious, engaging, and memorable. After reading Anya, I think I’ll be adding some more graphic novels to my list.
“Walter Dean Myers, a longtime member of PEN, has been appointed the 2012–2013 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He is the first member of PEN to be named to this post, which was created in 2009 by the Library of Congress ‘to raise national awareness of the…
amiwithani on Bad Dollar, who sell short stories of a length to match the time of your commute.
List of Series and Sequals I Need to Complete Before Starting Any More:
Are there any other series I should add to my to-read list?
50 Book Reading Challenge: #23
Throne of Jade by Naomi Novak
To be sure, the best part of the Temeraire series is the relationship between Laurence and Temeraire. Although, I didn’t think it was as successful as the first book I am glad to have read it and will also continue on with the series. To be honest, when finishing up this book I missed my subway stop by two stops, that’s how engrossed I was.
My spring break reading books.
What should I read first?
As of March 10th, I have 22 books towards by goal of reading 100 books in 2012. This puts me 4 books a heard of schedule.
Professional Development Books: 5
Young Adult/Children’s Books: 11
I have also made 2012 The Year of Sherlock (And Temeraire)! My goal is to complete the four novels and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (12 stories) by the end of the year. I also want to finish ALL of the books in the Temeraire series. I’m thinking about one per month.
Here is a tentative plan for future years:
2013: The Year of Jane Austen (Read five of her novels)
2014: Adventure (Kipling, H.G. Wells, Joseph Conrad, Robinson Crusoe, Jules Verne, Victor Hugo, Jonathan Swift: 6 novels)
2015: Charlies Dickens (5 novels)