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“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.”

~ Roald Dahl, “Matilda”

Happy Book Lovers Day! While every season is a good time to pick up a book, there’s something special about summer reading. Which is why it makes perfect sense that Book Lovers Day would fall during the summer months. Read the rest of this entry

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…Read

blur-old-antique-bookHappy World Book Day!

It’s no coincidence that this holiday dedicated to all things reading falls on Theodore Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss) birthday. Books and Dr. Seuss go together like…well, green eggs and ham.

In honor of this beloved wordsmith’s birthday, I thought I’d write today’s post as a rhyme. Read the rest of this entry

…Be Outrageous

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“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”

~Matilda, “Matilda”

 In case the quote didn’t give it away, today is Roald Dahl Day!

Today marks what would have been the beloved author’s 100th birthday, so the celebration is extra special. Read the rest of this entry

…Cast a Spell

Summer Reading

Today’s summer reading is a series that you’ve probably already read, but a millennial summer reading series wouldn’t be complete without revisiting this modern classic — “Harry Potter.”
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…file away

A recent survey found that 62 percent of U.S. readers don’t know they can borrow e-books from the library–a startling statistic for e-book enthusiasts everywhere I’m sure.

Of course you have to question how many of them use the library for any reason, let alone to borrow e-books.

I on the other hand couldn’t be more proud of the American public. Way to recognize the library as it was originally intended.

Sure, you’ve probably never set foot in one (and to borrow an e-book you won’t have to), but good for you. You know they have books in there. Congratulations.

That’s one step in the right direction for this crusade towards literacy.  Here’s hoping there’s many more behind it, even if they do involve that most-wretched of unbound reading devices–the e-reader.

The first step is awareness, now do something about it. Borrow a book (of e-origin or otherwise). Next step? Read it.
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“Most U.S. Readers Unaware of E-Books at Libraries: Poll”: Reuters

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