Summer Reading Tip #8: Car Time = Book Time

Let’s Go Reading in the Car! For many families, summer means time to take trips, and whether that means a day trip to hike the trails at Clinton Lake (and earn some points for your Take a Hike Badge), a days-long road trip around the country, or anything in between, it’s easy to turn car time into quality […]

Summer Reading Tip #7: Try Audiobooks!

When I was a kid, I looked forward to visiting the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library to check out read-alongs, which in those days took the format of a book and a cassette tape in a clear plastic bag with a convenient handle.  As I remember, they were shelved on a wooden dowel in a little […]

Seven Ways to Celebrate Audiobook Month During June

I hope you have already discovered the joys of listening to audiobooks.  If you haven’t, June is the perfect month to discover a whole new way to read–since June is Audiobook Month.  Here are seven ways to celebrate this month: 1.  Download free audiobooks via SYNC. SYNC is a program that lasts all summer long […]

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fiction…Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

A review of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo I would have sworn I was listening to a novel as I followed the saga of Abdul, a “trash-picker”, and his neighbors–all of whom live in Annawadi, a slum that sits right next to the airport in Mumbai, […]