Tag: reading

Books, Reading, & Libraries

How to Read the Classics

How to Read the Classics

Many of us have a bucket list of books we want to read (or that we feel we should read). Some of these are classics. The only trouble is, the classics don’t always come easily. They’re hard to read and understand. Archaic language, convoluted plots, and unfamiliar situations/time periods sometimes combine to make a classic …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

The Bibliography: The Original Linky Rabbit Hole


One of my biggest time management problems these days is the “linky rabbit hole.” This is when you go to a website for one quick thing and end up following links to many more things that sound interesting. Your one quick research question consumes two hours of useless surfing. (Although you likely did learn a …

Fun & Humor, Random Generalizations & Observations

Summer Vacation Plans: 2018 Edition!

Summer Vacation

Last year I did a post about what I planned to do over my “summer vacation.” Turns out, it was a pretty great way to keep myself on track during a season that trends toward sloth. Of course, as a working adult summer isn’t really about vacation. I still tend to think of it as …

Books, Reading, & Libraries

How to Encourage Kids to Read

Encourage Kids to Read

It’s that time again: I’m seeing lots of questions about how parents can encourage kids to read. Either they’re facing the looming summer and wondering how to avoid the trap of endless video games and TV, or the report cards have come in and they’re wondering how to prepare a child for the next academic …