2018 Reading Challenges and Book Lists

book graphic

So many lists, so many challenges, so little time. Here’s a list of challenges and interesting reads for the coming year. Why not pick some themes, prompts,  or specific books and share your personal challenge […]

Booklist widget – titles from those sh*thole countries

read widely

I love that so many librarians and booksellers reacted to the vile words and hate spewed by the US President this past week by pulling together lists and displays promoting the amazing literature about and/or […]

Update to Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

empathy

Earlier this year I put together a web site widget called  Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience that anyone can embed on their own websites. (see details on that earlier blog post)  The […]

Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

Kids books widget

In the past months, many organizations have published lists of YA and kids books focused on diversity, understanding the immigrant experience and developing empathy. For a project I’m working on, I merged a selection of […]

Powerful Book Lists & Handy Library Extension for Chrome

books

One response to the political chaos of the last few weeks has been the publication of many wonderful lists of books that encourage reading more diversely.  The four lists below focus on works that celebrate […]

New York State Children’s Choice Book Award is Back!

After a 2 year hiatus, the New York State 3 Apples Book Award is back! Started in 2007 by the school library and youth services sections of the New York Library Association, the award celebrates […]

President Obama’s Book Lists

president obama reads books

Thanks Obama! Recently, the NYTimes published two wonderful pieces sharing how  important reading has always been to President Obama. Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean […]

Book Riot’s 2017 Read Harder Book Challenge

BookRiot has posted it’s 3rd annual Read Harder Challenge. A list of 24 reading tasks to challenge you through the year. Read a book for each task or use a single book to meet multiple […]

Amazon pulls the plug on Lendle.me

UPDATE – 3/23/2011- Lendle.me is back up! Hooray. Lendle.me, one of the new and very popular ebook lending services, was shut down today. Amazon has pulled the plug on them. The API that connects them […]

Kindle & Nook Book Lending

When Amazon added the ability to loan some purchased Kindle ebooks, I knew it wouldn’t be long before we saw some new services to help people borrow & lend titles.  A month later, there are […]

Night Owls

What a great idea!  Night Owls –  Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library’s after-hours book discussion is held on Thursday evenings in the Notes section of their Facebook page. There were about a dozen folks there […]

101 Free Tech Books!

101FreeTechBooks gives away 101 free books every month. It’s simple – you sign up for this free service, create a wish list of tech books and you might just win one of them in their […]