Reading

Reading Like a Writer

At most of the conferences I’ve ever gone to one of the big “nuggets” of information you hear is to read. Read, read, read, read, READ! This seems like a no-brainer. Of course you need to read. You can’t compete in a market that you know nothing about. At one conference I even heard the…

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Date a Girl Who Reads!

The following blog-post came to my attention a few weeks ago and I thought I’d share it with you all! It’s a proclamation as to why one should DATE A GIRL WHO READS and how reading makes a girl a better girlfriend. It’s funny and insightful – go read it! Date a girl who reads…

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What Graphic Novels Should I Read?

Graphic Novels have become a hot topic at conferences and publishing circles. However, this new mode of storytelling seems to be shrouded in mystery. Most of us in the Kidlit community are very familiar with novels and picture books, but we haven’t the slightest clue where to start when it comes to comics. Hey,wait a second! Is a comic…

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Quote of the Week: Richard Peck

“I read because one life isn’t enough, and in the page of a book I can be anybody; I read because the words that build the story become mine, to build my life; I read not for happy endings but for new beginnings; I’m just beginning myself, and I wouldn’t mind a map; I read…

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