Last month I was tagged by the fabulous blogger Kathy Maxwell at http://bookskidslike.blogspot.com/. Thanks for this lovely blog award, Kathy!
The rules for accepting the award are …
1. Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 deserving blog buddies.
4. Contact those buddies to congratulate them.
- I have a habit of smelling books.
- I had so much fun playing with puppets and reading to my wonderful daughters that I abandoned journalism to become a school librarian. Thanks, girls!
- I’m fairly techie, but I think children grow more by exploring nature, playing with friends, creating art and music, and by reading and listening to books than by staring at screens. Yes, I know they can do some creative work on the computer, but physicality matters, especially with children! And why invite them to become distracted?
- My first degree was from UGA. I hate football and love REM.
- I think staring at trees can save your life.
- I took German so I could read Rilke’s poetry. Now I’m learning Italian (Dante, anyone?) – la bella lingua.
- I’m a Zumba fan.
Deserving Blog Buddies
Black and White: Words and Pictures, A Blog About Block Prints and Juvenile Fantasy (Mostly). http://nydamprintsblackandwhite.blogspot.com/
Chocolate Air. http://chocolateair.blogspot.com/
Educating Alice. http://medinger.wordpress.com/
Happy Birthday Author. http://www.happybirthdayauthor.com/
I.N.K. Interesting Nonfiction for Kids. http://www.inkrethink.blogspot.com/
Miss Marple’s Musings. http://joannamarple.com/
Picture Book of the Day. http://picturebookday.wordpress.com/
Scrub-a-Dub-Tub Blog. http://family-bookshelf.org/
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/
Storied Cities. http://storiedcities.blogspot.com/
Two Writing Teachers. http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/
Waking Brain Cells. http://wakingbraincells.com/
Wild About Nature. http://wildaboutnaturewriters.blogspot.com/
I hope you’ll enjoy checking out some of these interesting resources. Next week, look for my review of an irresistible new nonfiction book, Friends: True Stories of Extraordinary Animal Friendships by Catherine Thimmesh.