#Bookstores in New York City #NYC #bookshops
“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.” Neil Gaiman “You’re the only person I’ve ever met who can stand a bookstore as long as I can. A smarty-pants, the kind you […]
February 2015: My Reading
There’s been a good variety of books completed this month including graphic novels, historical fiction, essays, memoirs, biographies, contemporary fiction, revolutionary pamphlets and plenty of history. Christopher Hitchens and Thomas Paine Last month I consumed oodles of Orwell and re-read Hitchens’ evaluation of the author’s importance to contemporary literature and journalism. This has led to re-discovering […]
Charging Windmills: My Reading in 2014
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” George R.R. Martin “I wanted to crawl in between those black lines of print, the way you crawl through a fence, and go to sleep under that beautiful big green fig-tree.” Sylvia Plath “I don’t remember ever […]
Reading for pleasure?
Twice a year at this blog I reflect on books read. While drafting that soon to be published post, I started thinking about how children become avid readers and how significant adults in their lives assist construction of this identity. I suspect that peers play a large part in this process but the ground must […]
Reading (so far) in 2014
“An entire life spent reading would have fulfilled my every desire; I already knew that at the age of seven. The texture of the world is painful, inadequate; unalterable, or so it seems to me. Really, I believe that an entire life spent reading would have suited me best.” Michel Houellebecq “I sink down […]
Book Week @ Taronga Video Conferences
I receive many requests to promote or publicise events or products at my blog each week. I never do. However, I am making an exception for Aleesah Darlison who is the 2012 National Year of Reading Ambassador for Greater Taree City Libraries. Why? Quite simply, Taree library was the place that provided me with thousands […]
Brilliant – love it!!!!
I just Love this picture book – made me LOL and i can see it being used K-12