“Hold a book in your hand and you’re a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.” Hebrew Saying

February 23, 2010

Celebrate Jewish Book Week February 27-March 7, 2010
To find out more, visit http://www.jewishbookweek.com/

A few recommendations for some of my evergreen favorites~

Family recommendations:

Zlateh the Goat and Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

While Standing on One Foot by Nina Jaffee and Steve Zeitlin

The Feather Merchants & Other Tales of the Fools of Chelm by Steve Sanfield

When Shlemiel Went to Warsaw & Other Stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer

The Diamond Tree Jewish Tales from Around the World selected & retold by Howard Schwartz & Barbara Rush

For adults~

A Treasury of Yiddish Stories Edited by Irving Howe and Eliezer Greenberg is a collection of stories that continues to  amaze me in how it delivers such pleasure and where I find myself going between emotions such as laughter and tears fomr story to story.  As Isaac Bashevis Singer aptly said, Yiddish is a language with vitamins.

Abraham Lincoln would be 201 years old today.

February 12, 2010

One of my favorite quotes from Abraham Lincoln is: ” My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.”



February 3, 2010

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” Pablo Picasso “A study out this week confirms every modern parent’s fears: We’ve raised a whole new generation of gadget addicts. The Kaiser Family Foundation released a study that says young people spend more than 7½ hours every day — or about 53 hours a week […]


Lewis Carroll

January 27, 2010

So many books offer insights and wisdoms I want to remember, ponder, savor and share.  Hence why I love looking for “souvenirs—” a quote from the story I want to remember— in the books I read. Here is one of my many favorite “souvenirs” from Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.   “Sometimes I’ve believed […]


Children’s Book Awards 2010

January 19, 2010

Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/index.cfm and learn more about the awards for excellence in Children’s literature. But— do stop and ask yourself: ~ Which books do you love that never won an award! ~ Which books do you think deserve an award? ~ If you could make up an award—what would it be? Let’s congratulate the award winners […]


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