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Category Archive — language

Word of the Week (156)

A momentous day in history, bookworms, as April 24, 1800 is the day President John Adams signed the order that established the Library of Congress. In 1800, it was understandable that Congress might needs its own library, with its own resources. These days, it often feels as if Congress eschews any kind of knowledge or […]

Word of the Week (151)

Happy Birthday to Lois Lowry! March 20th is Lowry’s birthday, though given how much of an impact her books have had on my childhood, I think every day is a day for celebrating Lowry. The two-time Newbery Award winner (for Number the Stars and The Giver) has written more than 30 books. My favorites were […]

Book News, Nov. 23rd

In less than a week, it will be Thanksgiving and in exactly one week, it will be December. It’s a little crazy to think 2013 is nearly over, especially when there are still so many books still to read! I thought I would have more time, but as it is, it looks like I’ll only […]