More Children Being Read To
Children's Literacy Round-Up: July 17

Sunday Afternoon Visits: July 15

I'm just back from spending the weekend hiking in Big Sur (where it is very beautiful). Sadly, I didn't get to read at all - I fell asleep both nights over the same movie (we're still not through it), and we were otherwise on the move the entire time. My chances of finishing re-reading Harry Potter 1-6 before Book 7 comes out are not looking very good. I'm only halfway through Book 5, and have a mountain of work to do this week. But it was a lovely weekend.

I'm going to have to defer sharing links with you for a couple of days, since I'm far behind on my blog visits (and pretty much everything else in my life). I'll just remind you that tomorrow is Tell an Author You Care Day, brainchild of Emily Beeson from Whimsy. Emily says that you can:

"1. Write a letter or email to a favorite author. I think JK Rowling and Stephenie Meyer receive plenty of fan letters. Think of an author you love that may need a little boost.

2. Write a positive review on Amazon and, if you want to, link to it in your blog.

3. Buy a book by a favorite author and give it to someone who will enjoy it.

4. Profile an author in your blog. I'm not talking just another review. Tell us a little about the author and mention at least one of his/her books that you love."

I'll be back with more in a day or two. Happy Sunday!