Friday, November 15, 2013

Twitterature :: November 2013

Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy hosts a monthly link-up for sharing casual, tweet-sized book reviews.

Well, since today is Twitterature, I guess I'm thankful for books!  But seriously, I love me some books, and I am forever grateful for the resources available to me: the library, bookstores, friends' bookshelves, and even the interwebs.

Didn't get through much this month, but The Distraction Addiction was worth taking my time to read carefully.

The Read-Aloud Handbook

by Jim Trelease

Nothing really new to me, but great encouragement to keep reading to my kiddos--plus a great book list!

The Distraction Addiction

by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Treasure trove of mindful tech-use techniques and great research on “contemplative computing”; definitely recommended!

And the one on my (digital) nightstand that really has me excited?

I'm on the launch team for Crystal Paine's latest!  Say Goodbye to Survival Mode will be released in January.  I received my advanced e-copy earlier this week, and let me tell you, based on the first five pages, I already know it's going to be good!

What have you been reading?


  1. I really want to read Crystal's new book!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! The Jim Gaffigan book was hilarious. Maybe I just really related because I have 5 kids, too, and I could imagine myself in so many of the situations he describes. I'm a quiet reader, though that book made me audibly snicker on almost every page. :-) If you think you might be too noise, perhaps you should leave it home, but I think it would be perfect plane reading because it is broken into short sections.

    1. Maybe I'll bring it along for the actual trip, just not the travel.

      And Crystal's book is really, really good; she's a lot more vulnerable in it than I expected, but that just makes it feel like she's climbed down into the trench beside you...excellent stuff.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I will have to check out the Read Aloud Handbook! I'm always looking for new things to read with my boys...and I'm a sucker for books about books too :)

    1. Why are books about books so good?! The lists (yes, multiple) are great; definitely worth perusing.

  3. I love the read aloud handbook! I'll have to check out the Distraction Addiction, sounds interesting.

  4. I'm interested in the Read Aloud Handbook, and I'm definitely going to check out Crystal's new book. She's one of my stay-at-home-mom heroes!


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