Best Book I Have Not Read

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Mercy Falls October 27, 2010

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If you haven’t checked out Maggie Stiefvater’s blog or her companion site The Wolves of Mercy Falls, you are missing out.

If you haven’t read Linger, or Shiver, you are missing out.

Don’t be that reader that has to plug her ears when everyone else is talking about Forever, the third book, because you are still on number one in the series.

Check out her blog and find out how fabulous author Maggie Stiefvater ended up talking to NASA recently!



Once Upon a School January 1, 2010

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My husband came home talking about the Pirate Supply Store and their tutoring center sometime in the past year. He is a big fan of TED “Ideas Worth Spreading” tv and had seen the video of author Dave Eggers’ 2008 TED award acceptance speech. In addition, one of the guys who works for him has a friend who is affiliated with the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company. I’m surprised I haven’t posted about it already.

“Founded in 2002 by author Dave Eggers and educator Nínive Calegari, 826 Valencia is dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the writing. Our work is based on the understanding that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success and that great leaps in learning can be made when skilled tutors work one-on-one with students.”

I love his dream!