Hurricane Harvey – How You Can Help | Nicholas C. Rossis

Deborah Carney of BookGoodies often shares on their newsletters some of the best news and tidbits you’ve read on this blog. Back in 2012, she lost everything in Hurricane Sandy. This taught h…

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Marsha Ingrao Reviewss An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Blog

Marsha Ingrao of Always Write posted a terrific review of An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Blog by Janice Wald.  I had to get this one!  As a blogger, I am always looking for ways to make my blog more visible.  While you are over at Marsha’s blog, check out some of her other wonderful posts.


My Ever Tumbling TBR

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Well, here it is folks, the infamous ever-tumbling TBR.  Well, part of it. What you can’t see is the stack heap on the other side of the room or those piled onto bookshelves.  You really don’t want to know how many I have on my iPad.  It’s sad, I know, but I have a book addiction. I see a book and think, “Oh, I have to read that!” and the next thing I know it is added to my TBR with all good intentions to read and review.  Author requests always come first, though, so my stack just keeps growing.  Did you say “Giveaway?” Sign me up.  “Contest?” Of course.

Now, time to get back to writing my next review.  Thanks for stopping by.

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AWWWWsome Kids & Their Pets Photos…

I could look at these photos all day. So cute!

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1. A beautiful moment captured.


2. ‘Who’s coming?’


3. The bestest friends.

4. ‘Tell me doc, is it serious?’


5. Play time!


6. ‘Don’t be sad, you’ll get your food soon.’


7. That baby looks comfy.

8. Sharing is caring.


9. This baby looks so content.


10. ‘Our father who art in heaven…’


11. This baby’s guardian angel is right over his shoulder.


12. We know what you’re up to in there!


13. A helping paw!


14. ‘You’re not actually going to go in there, are you?’


15. Kiss me my prince.


16. The start of a beautiful friendship.


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How to Get Kids to Read Independently

The  Scholastic Kids & Family Reading ReportTM: Fifth Edition is out and the results are summarized by Valerie Strauss of THE WASHINGTON POST. Included is a piece by Lois Bridges (2nd half of the article) that puts it all in context.  To read the article click on the link below.

My thanks to Chris the Story Reading Ape’s Blog for posting this and bringing it to my attention.

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,600 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I would like to extend my most heartfelt thanks to all of my family, friends, readers, and followers for your support this year. My blog happens because of you.