Posts Tagged ‘summerreads’

#summerreads discussion tonight

December 13, 2011

The #summerreads discussion will take place tonight 8pm AEST.


Use hash tags #summerreads to discuss your reading this summer, or what you are planning on reading.


A Summer to Cry

December 12, 2011

Lois Lowry‘s first novel A Summer to Die left me crying. Not a dainty sniffle. But a red eyed, snotty, gulping, sobbing, guttural pain that tears through your throat and lungs to the pit of your stomach. In the book, sisters Meg and Molly have petty, angry squabbling particularly when they move to the country and need to share a bedroom. As the year goes by, Meg becomes ill and (no spoiler here as you know the ending due to the title) eventually dies.

I love so many aspects of this book but one that stands out in my mind is the description of photographs and their importance in capturing emotions yet this is illustrated only in words. For in this book, one thousand words are far better than a picture.


great #summerreads and nominations for Edublog awards

December 2, 2011

The team at #readit2011 have two nominations to make for the Edublog awards. We can’t decide between them as they are both fabulous library blogs.

Best librarian / library blog

Readers in the Mist is managed by Blue Mountains City Library. The blog has great posts inspiring reading and fun with reading. It is entertaining, and engaging.

Read @ UTS comes from the library at the University of Technology, Sydney. This blog encourages people in their reading. It has the great Teaser Tuesdays, a weekly discussion of themed reading ideas.

These are both exceptional library blogs with strong identities and ideas which are fun to read.

They will both make excellent #summerreads