Watch this to see LeVar Burton's reaction to reaching (and subsequently, exceeding) their $1million goal on the very first day of it's Kickstarter campaign!
[Note: I'm sorry that I can't embed the video directly into this post. But go here if you don't like your mascara where it's currently sitting on your lashes and would prefer it to be more in the cheek region of your face.]
Video: LeVar Burton's reaction to reaching $1million #readingrainbow #kickstarter
If you donate to one Kickstarter campaign this year, have it be this one! Reading Rainbow was partially responsible for planting and cultivating an entire generation's love of reading. Those children are older now *cough*33*cough, and now it's their turn to instill that love of reading into the next generation. Watch Levar Burton's video and then go immediately to his Kickstarter page to donate! UPDATE: The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter met and surpassed it's $1m goal in ONE
I was sitting in a kid's program with Lorelai at our local library today when I received a text from my friend, Becca:
"Maya Angelou passed away."
I'm sitting amongst a group of happy children and singing parents that have no idea that this world is less one amazing, strong, beautiful woman. These children will only know Angelou's work in the historical sense. They will never know a world where the regal woman who wrote I Know Why the Caged Bird Singswalks amongst us mer
I am on page 261 of 783. If I knew how to do even basic math, I would tell you what percentage that is (yay for Kindles!) Looking at where I am in the book, I'd say it equates to about 1/3 done. My method seems to be working really well, although I had to banish myself to the bedroom last night because it turns out that it's impossibly difficult to give a shit what Leopold Bloom is doing when Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are cooking blue meth in your living room. I thin
Okay, not really because we all know Bear Allen ain't no writer.
But go here to check out my thoughts on my favorite book!
http://thisbookisreserved.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-giver-by-lois-lowry.html?m=1 Louise is a Philosophy and English Literature major in York (I think that's somewhere in England) who just loves to write about books, poems, recipes and share this love with her wonderful readers!
Check out her blog: This Book is Reserved
It's that time again. Tonight we'll be watching Danny Tanner and Steve Urk... wait, that was 20 years ago. Sorry if that got you all singing the theme song to Step-by-Step ("step by step, day by day. A fresh start over, a different hand to play...")
ABC'S TGIF line-up aside, it's time for Facebook Friday! Mental Floss: Ten Works of Literature That Were Really Hard to Write #facebookfriday
Authors, including Toni Morrison and Malcolm Gladwell, featured on Chipotle cups. An ice-cold Diet Pepsi has never tasted so sweet! Read the article here: Vanity Fair: Chipotle Cups Will Now Feature Stories by Jonathan Safran Foer, Toni Morrison and Other Authors #jonathansafranfoer #tonimorrison #malcolmgladwell
This quote just came up on my Facebook feed from A Mighty Girl (great site if you've never checked it out), and it really spoke to my conundrum about reading Ulysses. My final decision was to listen to Ulysses while reading along so I really absorb the intricacies of the dialogue and truly experience Joyce's writing style firsthand. And I have to say... it was a fantastic decision. I feel like I am getting so much out of reading it this way... I'm not just reading words on
A very happy 95th anniversary to Children's Book Week! Beginning today and going through May 19th, celebrate inspiring literacy for our littlest readers! Then: Now: Check out their site for more info! http://www.bookweekonline.com/ #baby