Posts Tagged "Books"

Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

Books that Inspired Me! by Patricia Robertson

By on Apr 7, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Growing up, I devoured books. I remember summers riding back and forth to the library three times a week with my basket filled with books. I would read one, finish it, then pick up another one, much like a chocaholic going through a box of candy. I hardly stopped to relish one before beginning another. In high school, I moved on to the classics, much harder to rush....

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3 Reasons to Take Reading Risks by Susie Finkbeiner

3 Reasons to Take Reading Risks by Susie Finkbeiner

By on Aug 3, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

It’s easy to get into a reading rut. Right? Often we stick with one author or genre or section of the bookstore, gravitating toward what we know.  It’s safe. There’s no risk involved. We know we’ll enjoy ourselves. I mean, it’s not wrong, reading safely. In fact, it’s completely fine! Reading the familiar is like going home,...

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The Book Lady by Amy Nemecek

The Book Lady by Amy Nemecek

By on Jul 20, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

It’s no secret that every writer has a secret identity: Super Reader. I discovered my reading superpowers thanks to a dear friend who brought me a book whenever she came to visit our home. Miss Radia Spoelhof (aka The Book Lady) was a kindergarten teacher, although by the time I came along she had retired. She loved children, but she never married and had no...

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Celebrate Story with Nonni’s Place by Suzy Parish

Celebrate Story with Nonni’s Place by Suzy Parish

By on Jul 8, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate story than in a grassroots manner. I’m speaking of a phenomenon that is gaining momentum across the world. Little Free Libraries are springing up all over. At last count there are over 40K. I first heard of them through an article in our local paper. There are currently 13 of these “book boxes” in our city and each one...

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Why I believe in the Power of Story

Why I believe in the Power of Story

By on Apr 6, 2016 in Blog | 10 comments

Lately I’ve been struggling with my purpose as a writer. People who write blogs with titles like “5 Ways to Clean Your Kitchen Sink” or “Why Some Politician is Going to Bring the End of the World” do infinitely better than those who write poems, short stories, or even ponder some of the deeper issues of life. While I have, admittedly, read a lot of “5 ways to”...

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