• Reading,  Thoughts

    Thought For the Day…

    Replace the word “racism” with the word “culturism” (it doesn’t exist, by the way, but should). Would that change anything? What would it change if so? Would it make a difference in how society sees diversity? Think about it like this: if you couldn’t argue that “it’s in their blood” because culturism would say that biologically all humans are similar (excluding obvious differences in gender and skin color) what would be the point in discriminating against it? If discrimination were based on the differences in one society’s beliefs and practices how could you argue that one culture is superior to the other if there was no proof other than opinions?…

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    Thoughts While Reading Last Night

    Last week a friend of mine downloaded the Goodreads app to her cell phone and joined up with many others on a 2017 book reading challenge. You set a goal of a certain amount of books to read within the year and then off you go to meet that limit. I have never joined that since I generally go through phases where I’ll be in one mode or another. For example, I’m currently in knitting mode which means that’s pretty much what I’ll be doing until I’ve had enough. Then I’ll begin something else that catches my fancy, like reading. I’ll binge read until I can’t read anymore and then…

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    Get Your Geek On!

      I love this. I love this so so much. Last year one of the local libraries I inhabit/haunt frequent began participating in this. It’s a program to encourage you to show your support for your local libraries. You can read more about the program here. I have had a fierce love for libraries since my first visit to one when I was seven years old. I’m not talking about a school library. I’m talking about a public library. I mean, come on…a place where you can go and read books, any book you can think of, for free? A seven year old may not know many things (although in…

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    A Bit of a Rant

    I’m on a bit of a tear today. I received an email this morning about a children’s book summit that is going to take place in New York. It is being hosted by Nielsen Entertainment, the same Nielsen as the Nielsen ratings. The email reads “How do kids discover and engage with books in our connected world?” and ” How do media and entertainment impact and intersect with the children’s book market?” “Real data. Real Insights. Real Business.” The summit is for one day and you can read more about it here: Children’s Book Summit. What I quoted is straight from the email. Today’s world is completely different from what…