This week I want to highlight some fun with reading!
- Oyster– Have you heard of this? I read about this from another blogger I follow and ended up really enjoying the concept. Oyster is an online e-book service. You pay a monthly fee and get unlimited access to the e-books available. I signed myself up for a free trial, ended up buying subscriptions for Christmas and birthday presents for friends and family, and have kept my own account. I quickly filled up my “library” with books I wanted to read and knew that one month wouldn’t be enough. If you are an avid reader (like I once was and will be again once I finish my dissertation!), this is a great app and well worth the monthly fee!
- Open a World of Possibilities: Real Stories about the Joy and Power of Reading– This book is edited by Lois Bridges and published by Scholastic. I was given a copy of this book by one of the many amazing contributors, Stephanie Harvey. She said in her note to me, “The book is not available for sale, but is part of a larger initiative on the importance of independent reading in and out of school.” You can read more about it here on Scholastic’s site. What I love about this is that it opens up the discussion about reading- the joy of reading, instilling a love of reading in students. I could talk about books forever! I would love to see more books in the hands of our students, each and every day, both in school and at home. There are some great resources available on the site. I encourage you to visit to learn more.
What are you reading these days?
What are you excited about in this new year?