Thursday, August 28, 2014

Literary Link Love: August 2014

Where has the summer gone?  I can't believe we are already at the end of August and school will be back in session very soon.  For many of you, it probably already is.  All I can say is  . . . it is crazy how fast time flies, and it only gets faster the older you get!  Before we lose this moment, let's move on to the links I shared this month in the social media stratosphere.

Are you in need of some extra reading time?  Check out this list for great ways to sneak it in.  Since I will be returning to work shortly, I have a feeling that I will be keeping many of these ideas in mind (more than I already do).

Curious what famous authors' sleeping chambers look like?  You can check out 15 of them here (even if you think it is a bit weird or creepy).

In case you are in need of an escape, imagine reading one of your books in these locations.  I tend to imagine myself lounging in the nook featured in #25.


In honor of back to school, check out these five children's books that are turning 50 this year.  Which ones have you read?

This simple summer writing activity is an easy one to expand into the school year.  In our household, we frequently send postcards, and they can be so much fun to read!

An interesting article from NPR examined why teens are not reading like they used to.  I think this one gives us lots to ponder on what we are rewarding and reinforcing both at home and at school.

We no longer need to ponder about where or when the reading should begin.  The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends reading to kids from birth . . . something that I've been saying and doing since my own children were born.

What does your favorite book from high school say about you?  When I took this little quiz, I must admit that I had to cross off books because they simply were not an option when I was in high school.  That left only one option for me ... To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  What about you?

And, in case you missed it, Scholastic has expanded their preschool readiness resources.


Have you seen that Book Riot is bringing us PANELS, a site completely devoted to comics and graphic novels from beginners to experts?  I cannot wait!!

Next month, The Book Wheel is hosting 30 Authors in 30 Days.  I am one of the lucky bloggers participating in her event and I cannot wait to follow along throughout the whole month of September!!

That's it!  Another great month of fun links for your enjoyment and reference.  And, I have a feeling that they will only get better!

Which link(s) did you find to be most interesting?  What news did I miss sharing this last month?


  1. I can't read like Cassandra talks about. I don't read in between. I read in long chunks or not at all. Sunday afternoons and on days when I don't have to go into work until later in the day but hardly ever in smaller chunks.

    1. Bryan G. Robinson ... I definitely prefer to read in long chunks, but sometimes I only can read in short spurts. Definitely not my preferred method, but something I've had to do to get my story fix!!

    2. I can't read in long chunks. I get bored. (Surprise, surprise, me getting bored!) So I read a chapter or two in one book, than 30 minutes later I will read 2 or 3 chapters in another book, then 2 in yet another book, and so on. I envy you long chunk of time readers!

    3. Becca Lostinbooks ... That's why you two get along so well!! ;)

  2. I like #15 and #18 on those reading nooks! That's what I want for my birthday! Thanks! ;)

    I've only read one of those children's books - The Giving Tree.

    1. Becca Lostinbooks ... You're welcome! Do you think if we surround ourselves with pictures we can pretend we are in these reading nooks?!?


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