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Hey everyone! Yeah, so you may have noticed I’ve been a little absent lately. Sorry!  It’s not my fault!  I blame a tree.  A fake tree…and now you think i’m crazy.  In truth I’ve been swamped with setting up summer reading club’s decorations in the library.  Including a giant fake tree in the children’s department.  So I’ve gotten a little off my normal posting schedule.  Thankfully after tomorrow I will be done, so next week I will back posting like crazy.  In the mean time here is a funny tree picture.

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Top Ten Tuesday!

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Hey everyone, it’s time for another installment of Top Ten Tuesday! YAAAAY!  So today’s topic over at the Broke and the Bookish is Ten Books We’ll Probably Never Read.  It is a very interesting list.  However the more I thought about my own personal reading habits I realized that the main reason I choose not to read a book is because either A) Someone who’s reading taste is close to my own has said bad things about it or  B) I’m just not interested in whatever plot that book is about.  That doesn’t make for a very interesting top ten list.  So for the second time now I’ve gone rouge and picked a different topic.  So today I present to you my Top Ten Tuesday all about book covers!  Some covers are the reason I read the book, some covers kept me from reading a book.  Click below to see which book covers made my list!

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May the Fourth be with our Fun Facts!

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Happy May 4th! May the 4th be with you!  So last week I wrote up my Friday Fun Fact post and had it all ready to go…then never posted it.  Oops.  My bad!  So here is last weeks Fun Fact Friday fun fact…

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Hmmm, not sure if the fact that there is a good chance you may encounter a polar bear is exactly “Fun” but it is good to know that neighbors look out for each other in Churchill, Canada.  This week I will be posting a book spotlight! on I’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you.  You may have heard of it already since it is an older series but if you have check back later to learn more about it.  Have a great week everyone!

Playing Exquisite Corpse for National Poetry Month!

We have come to the end of National Poetry Month (ok technically yesterday was)  and i’m going to end it with a fun poetry related game called Exquisite Corpse.  You can click here to get more information about this game, including history and explanation of the name.  It is a great way to come up with some truly creative phrases and can help you think outside the box if you are stuck on your own writing.

You will need a to find you some willing participants.  Thankfully I work with some fun people who jumped at the chance to help me out. Then you will need either some index cards, sticky notes, blank pieces of paper, anything you can pass out for the other people to write on.  I used sticky notes.  You will need to decided on a sentence structure.  The website used the example of “Adjective, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Noun”  so I decided to use that same structure but you can use whatever combination that you want.  To make things easier on my coworkers I went ahead and wrote on each sticky note what type of word they would be writing down.  The most important thing for you and your participants to remember is not to share what word you are writing since you don’t want to influence what someone else chooses to write down.  Once everyone was done I read them our basic sentence.

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Delightful Room Dance Fast Cats.  I have to admit I would never thought to write those words together!  That is why it is important to not influence anyone else with what word you write, the less they know about the other words the more creative the sentence comes out.  You can then go back and add articles such as “The”, “A”, “Is”, or change verb tense to make your sentence flow better.  Our final product is “A delightful room of dancing with fast cats.”  Hope you have fun making your own Exquisite Corpse  sentences.  It has been a blast writing creatively with everyone!

Top Ten Tuesday!

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It’s Top Ten Tuesday time again!  This week’s theme is Top Ten Characters Who…, the people over at the Broke and the Bookish went with Top Ten Characters who need to be on stage.  They have a great list, make sure you check it out.  As for me I’ve decided to make my list Top Five Characters who are annoying yet I still love them.  These are characters who make you roll your eyes and yell at your book, but at the end of the day you can’t help but still root for them.  Check it out below and make sure you comment on who your annoying but lovable character is!

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Fun Fact Friday!

Hey everyone!  We made it through another week! With summer getting closer it seems like there is more and more to do. But i’m never too busy for Fun Fact Friday!  Today’s Fun Fact is…

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I kinda want to try this one out but if I buy gummy worms I’ll just eat them before I even get home.  Hope you have enjoyed this fun fact, check back next week when i’ll be posting a book spotlight! and we will be finishing up the last week of National Poetry Month.

Making Magnetic Poetry for National Poetry Month!

Howdy!  This week in our continuing celebration of April being National Poetry Month we are going to be talking magnetic poetry kits.  Magnetic poetry kits are basically just magnets with words on them that allow you to write and rewrite poems, songs, or just funny sayings over and over again.  You can leave a surprise poem for someone else to find or just have fun creating for yourself.  But if you want to be even more creative you can make your own magnetic poetry kit, that way you have the exact words you want.  All you need is some old magazines that you no longer want to read (do not use library magazines or you will end up having to pay for them!), scissors, magnetic strips/tape or just regular magnets.  I used magnetic tape that was sticky on one side but if yours isn’t you will need either double-sided tape or glue.

Spend some time looking through the magazines looking for words that you would say or ones that just amuse you even.  Cut out anything you think you might want to use.  I didn’t plan out what I was going to have my poem be I just started cutting out words then figured out later what I wanted to say.

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As you can see I picked some very random words.  Like I said earlier I used magnetic tape that was sticky on one side so all I had to do was stick the words I wanted to use to the magnetic tape.  I did have to glue down one word because it was having problems sticking but other than that this was super easy to do!

magnetic poetryMy poem is currently on the side of a book cart.  I tend to go for poems that don’t rhyme but you can create whatever you want!  If you want them to stay longer you can put modge podge glue over the top of the words, just make sure it is dry before you start using the magnets to create beautiful works of art.  Hope you are having as much fun with poetry month as I am!