Brown Books & Green Tea, a new blog I just discovered thanks to Akilah, has a thought-provoking post making The Case for Reading Diverse Books.
Shane Farnam shares his technique for busting through doorstopper books in Just Twenty-Five Pages a Day. If you want to read more in 2016, this is a great post to read for inspiration and strategies.
Honestly, I don’t think there’s much to debate about homework: it’s a practice that can’t be justified through research, common sense, or benefit analysis. But if you aren’t yet a no-homework convert, hopefully Kristi Mraz’s thoughtful, detailed post Let’s Debate: Homework! will convince you.
Minh Le’s Best Picture Books of 2015 list is a must-read for fans of PBs (and book lists!): unique categories, a few surprising choices, plenty of honorable mentions in case your TBR list isn’t long enough, and terrific writing.
Reading While White has an important piece asking Are We Privileging White Voices in Criticism?
I know exactly two titles on Unadulterated’s list of Favorite Overlooked Books of 2015.
I need to bookmark Deanna Mascle’s Give Yourself a Break and read it once a week.
I wish all my son’s teachers would read Katherine Sokolowski’s post on Boys in the Classroom.
Rebecca Solnit tackles literary mansplaining in Men Explain Lolita to Me.
Pinch of Yum’s Failed Recipes of 2015 had me laughing out loud.
I keep telling myself to avoid 2016 Reading Challenges, but I’ve got to sign up for Diversity on the Shelf. I’m hoping to read 100+ diverse titles in 2016.
I’m a sucker for a good nature photo and there are several dazzlers in this gallery of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
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