If you wrote a mission statement for your blog what would it be? What are your blogging goals? In other words, why are you blogging and what do you hope to accomplish?!
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Books Kids Like shares the wonderful world of children's literature- old and new- with children and their parents.
1) Post at least 5 book reviews each week.
2) Complete 3 reading challenges: YA Historical Fiction; Books from the 80s and 90s; YA Reading.
3) Read more Newbery books.
4) Network with other children and YA book bloggers.
5) Read books from new (at least to me) authors.
I hope people realize that I blog because I love to read--not because I want free books or money. I tried to make that clear in the 'about me'. Here's a link to my blog:
I think everyone who visits your site will clearly understand your love for books!!! Wonderful site. I loved reading your "About Me." I wished I could claim you as my HS English student!!!
Hey, thanks for responding! I am now one of your devoted followers!!!
Wonderful!..."kindle greater readers."
I read around your blog! I really liked your parable about the real world's creation of all things virtual!!!
I love your blog and I think that is a fantastic idea! Too often (especially in children's lit) parents have a hard time finding good quality books to read for thier kids! I love having your site to help pick books out for my kiddos :)
Thanks!!! I like your site for the same reason...you have a lot of the same values as I do!!! Personally, the paranormal romance phenom worries me!!! I was a Barnes and Noble today, and looked at the shelves and shelves of teen books. I mean seriously...all teens seem to have to read are books about "real" people that are also vampires, werewolves, etc. or books about sexual relationships! It's a sad comment on our society.
My reason to blog... Great Question!
Also on a selfish level, if I ever do finish the book that I am writing, I hope to have some contacts and friends in the reading and writing community that will give ME honest feedback :)
Great reasons!!! I think it's great that "E" has joined you...what a great experience for a young girl. I can't help but think that the experience will be reflected in her school work. (I'm a retired HS English teacher!)
My blog also has the ulterior motive of insuring name recognition for Books Kids Like when the website by that name goes public! But, I am having a great time blogging!!!
E is top of her class, her love of learning has always been present and this is another way she can internalize and ponder on what she reads. We used to have a hard time picking out books for her that were appropriate context for her age, but challenging enough for her reading level- now with authors sending her books and netgalleys to read she is completely fulfilled and loving every minute of it! It has helped her feel so special!
I just recently sent her teacher a link to our blog! The blog has just been one adventure after another for us!