August 17, 2011

Caught In the Act of Reading (for Fun!)

No, not homework, but reading for fun!

Took this photo in the Middle School this morning, and got permission to publish...


August 12, 2011

Thanks, Bear! Ordering These Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Right Now...

Thanks to alum Bear Rost for sharing the link to this nice list from NPR's annual summer survey (60,000 responders).

FYI: The books are the most popular, not necessarily the most literary.
Our library has many of these books, and I'll be ordering those we don't have. 


August 9, 2011

You Have No Idea How Ridiculously Happy This Reading Photo Makes Me

I collect reading photos from my Facebook friends, many of whom are Seabury alumni.

I love ALL of the photos I collect. But this one? This is the Best. Photo. Ever.

Paul is an '82 graduate, and this is his dog Sam. Paul's caption on Facebook?
"Sam loves a good story ..."
Here it is 29 years after Paul graduated, (where did the time go?) and Paul is reading one of my all-time favorite books about -- you guessed it -- a boy and his dog. The photo mirrors the story.

Here are three reviews of David Wroblewski's fabulous book:
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: Reviews (on the author's site)
Talking to Dogs Without a Word (NY Times review)
Why Oprah Loves Edgar Sawtelle (
People ask me almost every day when I'm going to retire. And I always say to them that I love my job. This photo is yet another reason I really do mean what I say. Rewards pop up in the most unusual places. (Go ahead, click on the image to enlarge it)

And yes, of course we have copies in the library!


P. S. Thanks, Paul :)