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Irene Latham
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Learning how to live my poem each and every day
Learning how to live my poem each and every day

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Movie Monday: MOONLIGHT
For our last movie before next weekend's Oscar's ceremony, we ventured forth to the only theater (and the only showing that day) of MOONLIGHT -- a sure sign of a movie on it's way out of theaters. (Actually I guess they may have just brought it back due to ...

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Everyone Matters.
Last year, after I fell in love with Newbery Honor-Award winning THE WAR THAT SAVED MY LIFE , I set about to read everything else by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley -- who, incidentally is my Tennessee neighbor! -- which led me to her marvelous book JEFFERSON'S S...

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"The Ostrich in Love" by Arnold Lobel
Each year forValentine's Day, I like to share this favorite love story, which appears in the 1981 Caldecott Award-winning  FABLES  by Arnold Lobel. Enjoy! (And happy hearts-n-flowers... hug the ones you love! Thanks to my sweetheart, I'll be here savoring G...

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Movie Monday: LION
In our attempt to see as many Oscar-nominated films before the ceremony Feb. 25, we braved the crowds (near 70-degree weather brought everyone out and about, it seemed!) to see LION . It's the story of Saroo, who gets lost from his family in 1980's India. M...

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Irene Latham commented on a post on Blogger.
Dear Carol, I love your digital word cloud - what a gift! I also love the shift in your poem from question to declaration. Powerful! Thank you for sharing yourself with us today. xo

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Movie Monday: HIDDEN FIGURES
This past weekend we finally got around to seeing HIDDEN FIGURES , the based-on-a-true-story film about  3 African-American women who made important contributions to the US space program during the 1960s (and beyond). The movie has been nominated for 3 Osca...

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I AM WRITING A POEM ABOUT... a Rabbit.
Hello and happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Carol at Beyond Literacy Link for Roundup. How 'bout those ALA book awards earlier this week?! I was pleased to see a few poetry titles -- and poets! -- recognized, including    FR EEDOM IN CONGO SQUARE illust...

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Irene Latham commented on a post on Blogger.
I find your golden shovel message to be exactly true in my life, Carol! How can we spend even a moment in unhappiness when we are surrounded by such beauty and love? xo

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Books, Aging and "White House feet" by Eleanor Roosevelt
I've just finished reading THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT. This was the December 2016 pick for Bas Bleu 's Life Stories Book a Month club. (Now I can move on to THE SIX: THE LIVES OF THE MITFORD SISTERS by Laura Thompson ... but first, here are some...

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Reason #627 Why I Love Librarians.
About a week ago I attended a Championship Tailgate event... at my library! It's an annual event hosted by Katie Jane Morris of Hoover Library in which she speed-book-talks her favorite titles from the previous year. I immediately put on request about twent...
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