Friday Finds: What I’ve Been Reading Online

Sophie Blackall is one of my very favorite children’s book illustrators, and this week, I discovered two posts about her at Brain Pickings, a wonderful and quirky site. I was trying to figure out how to describe Brain Pickings and discovered this word on its website: “interestingness.” Brain Pickings specializes in finding and highlighting interestingness.…

Friday Finds: Stuff I’ve Been Reading Online

I have so many reading challenges going right now, I’m really not sure if I should take on another, but I am intrigued by #cyberPD, an online professional development reading event hosted by My Primary Passion, Reflect and Refine, and Our Camp Read-a-lot. The book they’ve chosen this year is Alan November’s Who Owns the…

Friday Finds: Stuff I’ve Been Reading Online

Pernille Ripp wrote a beautiful reflection on “What My Students Taught Me This Year.” I’ll be sharing Lynda Barry’s words about what happens to creativity and art in adolescence with my pre-service teachers. Patrick McLean celebrates composing by hand in an elegantly-written piece “In Defense of Longhand”. Lydia Davis just won the Man Booker Prize.…

Friday Finds: Stuff I’ve Been Reading Online

My absolute favorite online reading this week was Book Riot’s two-part interview with Kendall Hailey (Part I is here). I have reread Hailey’s 1988 memoir, The Day I Became an Autodidact, too many times to count, and it’s not an exaggeration to say she had a profound influence on the trajectory of my life. Reading…