Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere. —Mary Schmich
I love reading and truly don’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t absolutely loved reading! If you want to know what I’ve been reading lately, my Goodreads page is the place to be!
If you are the parent of an 8-12 year old reader, HERE are resources for you!
If you are the teacher of 8-12 year old readers, HERE are resources for you!
If you are the author of books for 8-12 year old readers, HERE are resources and ways to connect for you!
Books to Read: Literary Travel
I often view books and travel through the same lens. I call it my literary travel lens. What books can I read before I visit a place to learn before I go? What books can I read that will transport me through the pages when I can’t actually visit a place? My dream is to someday host literary travel adventures exploring the many settings of the books we love. You can find all my Literary Travel posts HERE.
Tips: How to Read More
(1) Find a reading challenge! These will encourage you to step out of your reading comfort zone pick up new books. You can find loads of different reading challenges on Pinterest.
(2) Join a book club! Whether it’s in person or virtually having people to discuss books with after you finish is incredibly helpful.
(3) Watch less tv! If you’re wondering how to read more, you’ll need to spend less time doing other things…and tv is a great thing to decrease.
(4) Get a library card. The cost of always buying new books can quickly add up. Instead, get a library card and regularly visit to get new books to read and explore.