Jillian from A Room of One’s Own has started a group to encourage bloggers to read a set number of classics (you choose — at least 50) to read in the next five years (or you choose a different length of time). Because of the hiatus of the Classics Circuit and given my interest in
Today is the announcement of the Cybils 2011 winners! See all the winners here. The Fiction Picture Book winner is Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell. It’s not the one of the seven I personally would have chosen (although, I’m glad I didn’t have to try to make that call!) and yet it is a fantastic book.
It’s time for another tour with The Classics Circuit! Sign up is open for a late August blogosphere tour celebrating Steinbeck. I had the opportunity to pull together the introductory page about John Steinbeck’s writings. One of my favorite books is East of Eden, which I’ve read twice. I have also read Of Mice and
(I apologize for the double post today. I thought I could post this tomorrow but apparently, it needs to be up tonight in order to count for the swap.) Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes here. Between now and Wednesday, June 29th, you can hop
After the last Book Blogger Appreciation Week, I decided to regularly feature new bloggers I’ve found. I haven’t been doing a great job of doing this regularly. I’m going to try again! I’ve named this feature “Silver and Gold” after the scouting rhyme I used to sing. I plan on featuring bloggers I’ve been reading
Book bloggers come in all shapes and sizes — with blogs of all shapes and sizes. While nothing I heard at the Book Blogger Convention was amazingly original, I found it gave me lots of motivation to keep blogging my own way, and to try to think out of the box a little bit. Plus,
I purposely wanted to wait a little longer to process my thoughts about book blogging in general. This post is not so much about the book blogger convention as it is about book blogging in general. For a great discussion about the keynote speaker and some of the panels see MotherReader or Shelf Love. There
Welcome to a new feature on Rebecca Reads: Covering the Classics. In this feature, I look at the different ways a classic novel has been covered for publication. I decided to start with one of my favorite books, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I recently finished rereading it, so the story is fresh
I’m in for the Sixth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge, sponsored by Mother Reader! I’m always awful at these readathons because the day of the readathon is always rather booked up for me. This one might just work because it is for 48 hours! Starting today, Friday June 3, at 7 a.m. and going until
I’m probably the last BEA attendee to post a retrospective, but here it is anyway! My husband and I spent some days sightseeing in NYC once Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention were over. I did the standard touristy things, like the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We took a twilight boat
A great piece of literature does not try to coerce you to believe it or to agree with it. A great piece of literature simply is. (Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet, page 201) The strongest, most authentic motive for deep reading … is the search for a difficult pleasure. (Harold Bloom, How to Read
I’m probably the last person do this meme, but I think it’s nice to share a little personal stuff now and then, and I’ve certainly loved reading everyone elses’ answers!
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