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The Things You Can Read welcomes you and thanks you for your readership. We, here at The Things You Can Read, ask your help, if you visit our site regularly, please follow us either via email or Google Friend Connect.  Launched on June 7, 2012, our site has already attracted a great deal of attention.  One of the goals of the site is to feature reviews of Children's Picture Books, Young Adult novels and Adult Literary Fiction/Nonfiction.  A second goal for the blog is to be a resource for teachers of English and writing--with examples of student created writing, writing tips, resource links, and the opportunity to pick the brain of a seasoned English teacher.  To spice things up...every now and then, we'll also include random quotes and thoughts on education and life in general, but our ultimate goal is to reach out into the blogosphere and be a "Book Whisperer" and "Writing Whisperer" to children and adults of all ages.   Thank you for your readership.  Here is to a lifetime filled with reading and writing.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thought for Sunday, July 27, 2014


As I work through all the items on my list of things to accomplish in my lifetime I often have to stop and center myself with this thought.  What I find myself doing is taking the word creativity and art out and replacing them with my words.  My most recent statement looks like this: Becoming is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Achieving is knowing which ones to keep. What would your statement look like?   

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Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Quotable Quote for Saturday July 26, 2014



Here is another great bookish quote for Saturday, July 26, 2014.  The great Bonni Goldberg had this to say on writing, do you agree or disagree?  Let us know your thoughts here at The Things You Can Read!

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Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Book to Look For in September...Bad Magic


"From The Tempest and Lord of the Flies to shows like Gilligan's Island and Lost, cultural allusions abound." -Publishers Weekly

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hemingway is Alive and Well!



Down in the Florida Keys Papa Hemingway lives on in this years 34th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.  Read all about the winner:  Click Here  Have you ever attended the Hemingway Festival?  It's on our bucket list.

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Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books!




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Biggest Heartbreakers in Literature."



"There's nothing quite like the feeling of having your heart metaphorically ripped out of your chest," the Huffington Post stated in their post dealing with, "the biggest heartbreakers in literature."  We loved their choices, but we started to think about what we might add to the list, but we drew a blank, so we thought we'd put it out there in the blogosphere:  What would you add to their list?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read.

Our personal favorite:  Gone With the Wind
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The National Literacy Trust: 50 book-shaped benches across London

Image Credit: The National Literacy Trust

Scattered across London The National Literacy Trust sponsored 50 book-shaped benches for the summer, "each dedicated to an iconic London-related author or character."  If you want to know more about this click on over to The Guardian and read all about it.  I'd love to see this in my own hometown.  What are your thoughts?  Who would you like to see represented on bench?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read!

Image Credit: The National Literacy Trust

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Bookish Article: 19 dilemmas every book lover has faced at least once


Question:  Do you start a new book, even when you are in the middle of five others?  This was one of Buzzfeed's "19 dilemmas every book lover has faced at least once."  Pop on over to Buzzfeed and read what the other 18 dilemmas might be.  How many can you say YES to?  Let us know what you think about this one!

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Believe In Truth, Beauty, Freedom, Love, and the Power of Books!
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