February 2013

8 articles in February 2013

I’ve been the chair of Tacoma Reads Together for 3 years. I think this year’s book is the best so far. Wonder is a Young Adult novel by R.J. Palacio. Her novel tells the story of a young man born with a severe facial deformity who, at the age of …

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I’ve added a “tag cloud” to the side of the blog. Previously it was hard to find any archives on the site without sorting by month, so this gives a quick way to go back and find old posts by category. It’s kind of ugly, but it works. I’ve also …

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My Presidential reading list got waylaid for a little while last year with Andrew Jackson and American Lion. This book sat on my nightstand for too long, but I finally finished it over the weekend. President’s Day weekend no less! So. Andrew Jackson. Old Hickory. Generally, I enjoyed the read, …

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Mutlicare Health System commissioned this infographic from Side x Side to give helpful information about heart health. Easy to share on Pinterest or Facebook, infographics are great tools for communicating a lot of information at once. We were very excited about how this one turned out. Happy Valentine’s Day from …

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Years ago I signed up for Goodreads.com. For some reason, I got out of the habit of posting there. I think that I thought I should go through my bookshelf and add every book I’d read. I also was temporarily lured away by Google Books, which had an incredible feature: …

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On my first day of freshman year of high school, my English teacher–Mr. Dudas–gave us a pop quiz. It was a take-home quiz, and it wasn’t a hard one. There was only one question: “What books did you read over the summer?” Being a bookworm, and eager to make a …

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