Monday, April 4, 2011

www.Websites of Interest

During my rather brief and rather random internet browsing this week I came upon a few items that I wanted to share with you. Enjoy!

Book Blog Happenings: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About 5 Minutes for Books.

April is National Poetry Month: Established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, every April is now "National Poetry Month" - a time to read, celebrate and share poetry. Learn More about it at

Easter Activity from Books N' Boys: Resurrection Easter Eggs.
I'm always looking for creative crafts and activities I can share with my daughter. With Easter fast approaching there are countless ideas available from the simple to the very complex. Resurrection Eggs does require a little planning ahead and a small amount of recuperation, but it is fairly simple and looks like a lot of fun as well as an opportunity for learning. In order to have this activity end on Easter I need to start with Day 1 on April 13, so thankfully I have a few days to prepare.

Jane Austen's Letters Annotated and Explained: It's no secret amongst readers and bloggers that Jane Austen has become one of the most popular authors of all time.Whether you're a fan of the originals or a fan of Austen fan-fiction you might find this new website interesting.

Reading to Know: April Fools Mega-Book Giveaway!
Last Friday Carrie at Reading to Know posted 10 book give-aways as part of her April Fools Day celebration. The good news is, that even though April Fools Day is over you can still enter to win (until Thursday, April 7). Here are the books she's giving you a chance to win:
  1. Hank, The Cowdog
  2. Tuff Books
  3. The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace
  4. Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  5. The Nancy Drew Sleuth Book
  6. A Little Bit of Love by Cynthia Platt
  7. Hood by Stephen Lawhead
  8. Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
  9. The Dashwood Sisters Tell All by Beth Patillo
  10. The Strictest School in the World series

Facebook. I know it's self-promotion, but I wanted to let everyone know A Library is a Hospital for the Mind is now on facebook! Check out the page and click the "Like" button:

Have a great week!


Brimful Curiosities said...

We have a set of Resurrection Eggs that I purchased from last year. The kids really like looking at all the objects in the eggs. The eggs provide a nice, gentle way to teach the Easter story.

Carrie said...

Thanks for the link(s)!

I found you on FB yesterday and "liked" you. Because, of course, I do anyway. =)

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

I have liked the page.