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5 Classic Books/Series Your Kids Should Know About

5 great classic books/series your kids should know

Last night the girl knew just what she wanted to read at bedtime. She ran out to the living room to dig in her book basket and came back with a copy of Make Way for Ducklings (which we’ll talk more about in a minute). As we were reading, she asked why the drawings weren’t in color. I said “because ... Read More »

On Reading “A Room of One’s Own”

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The prompt this week for that weekly art journal page challenge I’m doing was “somewhere,” and as I was reading it the first thing that popped into my read was “A Room of One’s Own.” My page turned out to be one of those “better in my head” moments, but it did cause me to go and actually read the ... Read More »

A Book to Get Beyond the Blank Page

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One thing that I think can stop people from trying out art journaling is fear of the blank page. It can be hard to come up with ideas or know what to journal about when you’re just getting started, and making that first mark on a page can seem really final. That’s why the other day I noted that I ... Read More »

And Then It’s Spring {The Reading List}

It’s cold and rainy today, the first day in what I hope is the last stretch of cold, rainy weather before the warm spring weather really sticks around. We’ve had flashes, and the clover is out so at least our yard is green, but we’re definitely in that transition period. It’s a time when it’s kind of hard to believe ... Read More »

How I Choose What to Read

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I love to read, but since the Bit came along I feel like I don’t read enough and I’m not reading the “right” things when I do. I read a lot of knitting books (hey, it’s my job) and try to balance that with things I want to read and things I feel like I should read. I know having ... Read More »

Developing a Reading Challenge

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My friend and fellow blogger Julie is great at setting — and meeting! — audacious goals when it comes to reading. Today I invited her to share some of what she does when setting reading goals in the hope it will inspire of all us to be more thoughtful readers. Thanks, Julie! Hello! I’m Julie and I blog over at ... Read More »

It’s a Tiger! {The Reading List}

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In this house, we read a lot of books. Some of them you might not have heard of. Your kids might like them, too. Or not. In this occasional series I’ll share our current favorites, and maybe occasionally ones that we didn’t love so much. I accidentally opened a box that had some Christmas presents in it near the Bit ... Read More »