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WildlyRead in New Zealand!

I love it when apparently disparate parts of my life intersect. One of my favorite intersections is when my reading life and my travel life come together. You can be sure that over the next few months, as I get ready to leave for New Zealand in the fall, I’ll be posting lots of things … Continue reading

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today, I’m representing both St. Patrick’s Day (with my green t-shirt, can’t you tell?) AND being a book nerd (and possibly hamsters). Happy luck o’ the Irish to you all!

Happy Day After May Day

I posted this picture yesterday on Facebook for May Day because I’m a children’s book fanatic: And then The Bloggess made my life SO much better by linking to this picture instead: Click on the link to see the rest of the “Classic Children’s Books Written for Adults”.

Talk Nerdy to Me

This is the most adorable, awkward, nerdy, empowering parody music video ever. I already loved the original song – Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” – but this brings it to a whole new level, because clearly, what the original was missing was books.

Happy Earth Day!

Book Video Round-up

I thought it was about time I shared and discussed all the book-related and reading-related videos, whether feature-length, sitcom-length, or YouTube length I’ve collected over the years. No, I am not going to be rehashing all BBC-or-otherwise produced versions of Jane Austen, the Brontes, Oscar Wilde, or videos of that nature. Maybe I’ll do that … Continue reading

Insert Clever Title Here

Lots of news coming from the children’s lit world today. The venerable Brian Jacques, creator of the popular Redwall series, died over the weekend at the age of 71. The BBC has a brief article on the subject and you should also check out his official website. I have to admit I’ve never read a … Continue reading

Librarians Do Lady Gaga

This is not an adult book review, but it’s definitely worth a post. Thanks to Boing Boing (and a FB friend’s post) for introducing me to this video of “students and faculty from the University of Washington’s Information School perform[ing] a Lady Gaga remix.”

RePost: The "Good Guys" of YA Literature

This is a “repost”, similar to a “retweet” on Twitter (follow me @rebf). Emily’s Reading Room had an inspiring post recognizing the “good guys” of young adult fiction, as opposed to those moody, smoldering, dangerous “bad boys” everyone seems to fall for. Some of Emily’s top favorites included Gilbert Blythe from L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of … Continue reading

Geeks in Love

I first read this article in 2009; it refers to an event in 2008. I have yet to hear of a sweeter, real life, proposal story. So many people condemn Valentine’s Day as one of those “Hallmark holidays”. I agree that being bombarded by red, white, and pink crepe paper, cut-outs of naked baby cherubs, … Continue reading


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Book review time! 
The Story of Diva and Flea
By Mo Willems + Tony DiTerlizzi
Loved this as a read-aloud for little ones that can sit still for longer picture books, or, as it's a beginning chapter book, great for ages 6-8 who are learning how to read more confidently by themselves.
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#indiesfirst @quailridgebooks #bookstagram #book #bookrecommendation #bookrec #bookrecs #bookworm #bookreview #books #booknerd #earlychapterbook #beginningreader #mowillems #tonyditerlizzi A love poem for my love. Happy National Poetry Month!
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#poemaday #love #lovepoem #nationalpoetrymonth #pabloneruda #wildlyread #poem #poetry Happy National Poetry Month!
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#poemaday #nationalpoetrymonth #haiku #kerouac #wildlyread #poem #poetry First day of full-time hours in my new job as a bookseller for an independent bookstore, and it's staff pick time! I fell in love with this book years ago, before the movie was even a dream. Though I'm not a fan of the movie tie-in cover, I'll gladly place this book in readers' hands. . . .
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