Do Reading Logs Help or Hinder?


Girl reading in her bed at night

The Atlantic | June 03, 2016

As a lifelong reader, I lean much on resources such as Goodreads to remind me of what books I’ve read and books I would like to read. Yet, reading this  article gave me pause. Readers, please weigh in – “Can Reading Logs Ruin Reading for Kids?”

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TBTB – Colleen McCullough’s The Thorn Birds


The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough | Goodreads

Learning of author Colleen McCullough’s death today made me recall her book The Thorn Birds. The miniseries based on her novel of the lovely Meggie Cleary’s doomed love of parish priest, Ralph de Bricassart, inspired me to read the book.

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27 Of The Most Exciting New Books Of 2015 | BuzzFeed


BuzzFeed – January 8, 2015

I always love to receive book news and articles! A great amount of appreciation goes to reader friend Ryan for sending me this link (27 Of The Most Exciting New Books Of 2015 | BuzzFeed). Is there an article you’d like to see posted on Jorie’s Reads by Starry Night Elf (JRbSNE)? Feel free to forward such via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or in the comments section of the blog.

Fortune’s 20 favorite books of 2014


Books on display at the annual Paris Book Fair, March 14, 2008. Photograph by Charles Platiau — Reuters

A huge amount of appreciation goes to Ryan for tweeting this article from Fortune Editors. Personally, I think I’ve added 19 TBRs to my list. (One of their picks already made my TBR shelf!) Click on the link Fortune’s 20 favorite books of 2014 to view and read. How well did Fortune do? I look forward to your comments!

‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ Creator Bridwell Dies At 86 (NPR)


Author Norman Bridwell and his wife, Norma, pose for a portrait in 2011. The creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog stories passed away Friday at age 86. Charles Sykes/AP

Last night, I came across the news that author Norman Bridwell passed away Friday, December 12, 2014. Bridwell created the lovable Clifford the Big Red Dog series. Many kiddos, myself included, learned and enjoyed Bridwell’s “edutainment.” Access NPR’s piece about Bridwell by clicking here.