Cozy book hop

Why bother to read? & Cozy Book Hop

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It was recently brought to my attention (well again, because I guess I did know this) that many colleges and universities are now being forced to offer high school level, or remedial, English classes to freshman, because incoming students are not able to read and write at a college level.

Now my first thought, is why are these people even able to get into college. 

But my second thought is mostly just sorrow over what these people are missing out on.  

The ability to read and write well opens up so much of the world, even in this era of technology and tweets.

Ray Bradbury

Just think of how much you've learned from reading, whether from books, or newspapers, blogs or  magazines - the knowledge gained, the opinions formed, the mental images constructed.  

So for all those teaching a new generation to read, and to love to read, thank you. 

And now let's share what we've been up to with our reading and writing - it's time for the Cozy Book Hop. 

Please link up any posts on books, or reading, or the like - feel free to include posts that were inspired by a book, or article.  I've enjoyed the posts that come from your bible studies and the lists of books you wish you had time to read. They are all welcome!

Please take a moment to check out someone else's post and share some love.

Blog party

And if you could include a link back to this hop on your post that would be great (the code for the button is on the sidebar, but a text link is always perfect).  If you do, I'll give you a shout out on facebook and twitter...
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A Gift Option for Parents

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

When I was pregnant with  my first I loved looking through those baby books that you can find in just about every baby store and maternity store.  You know, the ones where you record bits of information before baby is born, the day baby is born, and after...

There are just so many great options out there - and most kids have some kind of baby book, right?

Well only after I had my second did I stumble across the best follow up of the baby book: Your Birthday Book: A Keepsake Journal, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

It's a book that allows for a yearly interview with your child in order to capture memories from every part of your child's life.

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