reading Archive

It’s Time for Us to Start Breaking Busy

I’m guessing it would be the height of irony to say that I’ve been meaning to review this book for a while but I’ve been too busy. But it is kind of true. I

How to Get Rid of Books Easily

As a person who reviews a lot of books, I get a lot of books sent to my house beyond my control. I also have a fair number of books I bought or that

Look Forward to the Holiday with a Book Advent Calendar

I’m a big fan of the idea of Advent. Looking forward to a season, anticipating what’s going to happen, making ready (in our case more for winter than for Christmas, but still), are all

3 Books for Kids Who Love to Make

My daughter’s school just opened up a tinkering studio, which is completely awesome and I want to live there. It’s great because the school is really dedicated to STEAM education so there are circuits

Get Free Books for Your Kids or Your Class with Kellogg’s

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Back2SchoolReady #CollectiveBias We are a family that loves to read. That’s pretty well documented. The girl is

How to Entertain Kids on a Trip: On-the-Go Fun for Kids

This needs to start with the big disclaimer that I know the author of this book in an online friend sense. We used to be colleagues at About.com and she has gone on to

Learning to Write with William Zinsser

In his book, On Writing Well, William Zinsser says all writers should read E.B. White’s The Elements of Style once a year. I feel the same way about his book, though admittedly I hadn’t