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Colorful Reading Blog

December 31, 2009

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Fun and easy: From 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010 read 9 books with 9 colors in the title.  Sponsored by Rebecca @ Lost in Books. Advertisements

It’s about Time

December 31, 2009

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Early morning here.  Plans are made for the day which will have me cleaning out the old and bringing in the new with a new concoction for black-eyed pea soup. As usual, my day begins on the Internet while catching morning news shows. I’m realizing that if I were still in Taiwan, the New Year […]

BookChallenges

December 30, 2009

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I”ve decided to participate in two (2) book challenges this year. Here’s what I’ll be up to! First, there’s the Black Classic Reading Challenge. The challenge here is to read  African American books published prior to 1920. This date, this date! That alone made me not want to do this, to not have to struggle […]

Season Thanks!

December 30, 2009

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Thanks so much to Ari/Ms. Attitude/Reading in Color for adding sparkle to the holidays by co ordinating the Reading in Color Book Exchange.  Lucky me received He forgot to Say Goodbye by Benjamin Alire Saenz. My giftor??  Susan/ColorOnline/organizer of the Christmas card exchange.Triple thanks Susan for the wonderful book, warm card exchange and for the […]

Tuesday Thinkings

December 29, 2009

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Time off from work resulting in indulgent, comforting days at home give me time to reflect and consider possibilities. These days, many of my considerations are provoked by what I find on the Internet.So, not because we’re all moving into a new year, but because I can actually be mentally creative, I’m exploring new thoughts. […]

ALA Extends Deadlines

December 29, 2009

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The deadline has been extended to Feb. 1, 2010 for a number of American Library Association (ALA) awards and grants, including the ALA Information Today Library of the Future Award , the Beta Phi Mu Award, the Equality Award, the Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award, the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship, the Lippincott […]

book review: Fire from the Rock

December 28, 2009

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book review: Fire from the Rock author: Sharon Draper publisher: Speak; 2008 main character: Sylvia Patterson “Great fiction comes from powerful realities.” Thus states Sharon Draper as she describes her own past that was woven into Fire from the rock. Draper was a child in 1957, the year this story takes place. One of her […]

Still Reading

December 27, 2009

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One more really inspiring  xMas read I’ve gotta add!  Times of Sharing

SundayMorningReads

December 27, 2009

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Good morning! We’re officially into the Christmas season; it’s not the shopping time beforehand. The 12 Days of Christmas are until Epiphany, the visit of the Three Kings. I hope your celebrations, visits, good time with family and friends and time to do the stuff you enjoy continues on! Sunday Morning is remembering all the […]