The Fight Against Fake News

If you haven’t heard the term “fake news” yet, please come out from under that rock and join the rest of us. As for the rest, you will no doubt be aware that fake news has been linked to extremist politics, social division, mob violence, and crime....

A-Choo!

Apologies for missing yesterday’s post. It’s because of the various bugs that the wee one’s been bringing home since her school reopened after the Christmas holidays. Last week we had to keep her home every day but Monday, so that threw a spanner in the works: I...

Have You Been Pwned?

This is an unusual topic, but it touches upon so many of us that I had to ask: have you received one of those threatening emails that claim to have hacked your computer and/or camera and recorded you pleasing yourself? They then ask for a large amount of money paid in...

How Therapy Dogs Help Struggling Readers

When I shared here my guest post for Mom’s Favorite Reads, Reading Tricks for Kids of Any Age, I was once again impressed by the interest you showed in the subject. One particularly interesting comment was by Missimontana, who shared a link to the...

Hello, Gutenberg! How Can We Get Rid Of You?

WordPress 5.0 was released on Thursday, and many people (those who are self-hosting, for example) were in for a nasty surprise: their entire way of adding a new post will have changed dramatically. The new release replaces TinyMCE with Gutenberg; a completely new way...

How To Help Your Children Love Books

As the wee one is now at an age when she’s starting to read, I have been wondering how I can help her enjoy reading. Recently, I came across a two-part post by Jennie, a teacher of thirty years, titled Language, Literacy, and Storytelling. She shares there some...

Maldives luxury resort seeks a bookseller

With so many of us looking for an extra source of income, I thought I’d share one of the best job offers I’ve come across in a while. As The Bookseller reports, Philip Blackwell, founder of the Ultimate Library company, is recruiting a bookseller to work...

August 15: Dormition And Fires

First of all, I need to apologize if this post ends up being a bit of a downer. I always strive to keep my blog positive, as you know. Not today. Originally, I wanted to write today about yesterday’s celebration of the Dormition of the Virgin, the third...

The Case For Essay-Writing Services

I have been hosting a number of guest posts by essay-writing service providers and some have called me out on it, albeit in your always polite way. So, why do I do it? Part of the reason is my own experience. As an awkward teenager, I remember struggling with a...

Goodreads Offers Kindle EBooks Giveaways-At A Price

Since March 2016, Amazon has been offering both print and e-book giveaways. Goodreads, however, has only been allowing giveaways of print copies. As my author friend, Elle Boca, notified me the other day, this will no longer be the case. Goodreads will be introducing...