Tuesday, February 9, 2016

100 Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up

There is, of course, the wonderful 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up,
and this is my primary school abridged version of the list.


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Love Stories for People Who Gag on Romance Novels

I can read anything. Well, almost.

I draw the line at romance novels. There's something about romance novels that makes me reflexively gag.

But I can take certain kinds of romance novels. Short stories about love seem to go down more easily than an entire novel about love. I'm especially fond of short story collections that include some bitter love stories. Here are some of those short story collections I like:


Ties that Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps


My Mistress's Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekhov to Munro

Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

The Lover's Dictionary

Paris, you say? France? Yes, we can read love stories set in France. We can read anything set in France.

Paris in Love

LeRoad Trip: A Traveler's Journal of Love and France

We seem to be able to bear love stories about our animals.


Marley and Me: Life and Love with the World's Worse Dog


The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill: A Love Story...with Wings

And, finally, we can usually tolerate children's picture books about love:

There's No One I Love Like You

How Far Do You Love Me?



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Tech of a Week! The Technology Conference in Austin*




What are you reading today?!



What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.  It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Date loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Penny Parker Klostermann: There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight


Author Penny Parker Klostermann oh-so-kindly visited our school last fall.
I spent the week before her visit reading her book to my students and talking about the story.
 








It took her quite a while to autograph the books.


Then she spoke to a rapt group of 700 PreK-2nd grade students.


She brought lots of props.


A group of students acted out the story.


Klostermann shared what might happen if the dragon visited our school.


Two second graders were selected to ask questions.


Klostermann, my library assistant, and me


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Historical Settings in Books that I Love

Nazi Times





The Dust Bowl


American West

Old Japan


Old France

The Placid Fifties of My Childhood


New York
The Old South

Old England


Old North Africa

Galveston during the 1900 Storm

Titanic

Black Plague Times


Old Australia


World War I


Old Vietnam


Old Canada

Old China

Old India









Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.