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text 2017-07-22 23:41
#24in48 Read-a-thon Check In #3
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever - Jeff Kinney
A Sultry Love Song (The Gentlemen of Queen City) - Kianna Alexander

Stopping for the night at 8 hours and 33 minutes. 30 of those minutes were used to read aloud to the kids (3 picture books and 22 pages of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever). After the kids were in bed I started A Sultry Love Song by Kianna Alexander and currently stand at 53% done.


Now I just need some sleep. Tomorrow more reading and grocery shopping is on the agenda.


Good night and for those about to pull an all-nighter, we salute you.

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review 2017-06-29 02:13
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid - M. McDonald,Megan McDonald,Peter H. Reynolds

A cute branch off of the Judy Moody series.

I didn't like this as much as the Judy Moody books I have read. The whole thing didn't go as in depth as the previous series in my opinion. The writing was more simplistic, making it easier for younger readers to read. I did really like the comics.

The narration also follows Stink's point of view, which was interesting, although it did paint Judy as a pretty intolerable sister.

Not a bad book altogether (although I could have done without the newt bit). A good read, but a hard sell for those of us who are #TeamJudy.

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review 2017-06-24 14:31
So Many Super Cute Things for Kids
Amigurumi on the Go: 30 Patterns for Crocheting Kids' Bags, Backpacks, and More - Ana Paula Rimoli

I wish I had found this book years ago. My kids would have loved a lot of these things to carry with them for school or just on a trip. I will remember this book and know that I borrowed it from Mary L Cook Library and make these for littles when there are more in the family. 

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text 2017-04-08 04:15
The Chalk Box Kid
The Chalk Box Kid (Stepping Stone Books) - Clyde Robert Bulla
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This book is about a little boy who moves to a poorer part of town.  He does not have any friends at school and has no one to talk to.  He does not have anywhere to play until he discovers an old chalk factory.  The little boy begins to draw flowers and designs on the sides of the building and he grows through his art.  I would like to use this story to allow the students to make new friends.  I would place pieces of paper at each student's desk.  They would go around and write one nice comment on each student's paper.  The students would have these to look at on a bad day.  They would all feel loved and accepted by their peers.

5 Stars

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review 2017-03-19 22:41
Notes on Adaptaion: Paterson/Tulsa Kid Rating
Tulsa Kid - Ron Padgett

Generally, I post a "Notes on Adaptation" column after seeing the adaptation, but this one's going to be a little bit different. 


After seeing the trailer for the film "Paterson" three or four times (in various theaters), I wanted to see this film about a poet. Being a faithful reader and sometimes writer of poetry made the urge even stronger. 




So I read William Carlos Williams' collected "Paterson" (more about that in another post), and I sought out something by Ron Padgett, the poet who contributed work to the film "Paterson." 


I have access to three libraries, two community, and one university. Among those three, only one had any Padgett books (the university), and the only one of Mr. Padgett's books they had was "Tulsa Kid."

"Tulsa Kid" was published in 1979, and I wish any of my local libraries would have had a more recent volume, because this one was an immature work. I guess that's all there is to say about it. 


Except to note that it is doubtful the film "Paterson" will ever be shown in my city. 



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