Death with Interruptions – The Immortality of José Saramago

Posted by Adriana on September 21, 2016 in Authors, Fiction, Reading |

Death with Interruptions – The Immortality of José Saramago by Adriana Gomes José Saramago writes with intent. Nothing is laid on the page that doesn’t have a purpose and a meaning, being it social or political. He’s a critic of the way we live, interact, communicate, love, work, make decisions, and die. He doesn’t come […]

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Unexpected Parenting Books

Posted by Adriana on May 5, 2016 in Nonfiction, Parenting, Reading |

Unexpected Parenting Books by Adriana Gomes As Mother’s Day approaches I thought about the many parenting books I read in my over eighteen years on the job. Starting with the obvious “What to Expect When You Are Expecting” and many others after that. Books on dealing with tantrums, poor sleeping, picky eating, teenagers, I read […]

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Luxurious Book x E-Book – But what about simply a book?

Posted by Adriana on January 10, 2014 in Reading |

Here in the US, printed books are becoming luxury items. Special editions, not just in hardcover, but also sets in beautiful boxes, are displayed in privileged shelves in the still existing bookstores. I’m part of the crowd that still buys printed copies, specially from my favorite authors, you know, the ones we know we’ll read […]

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A Toast To Professor Tolkien

Posted by Adriana on January 3, 2014 in Authors, Reading |

J. R. R. Tolkien was born on January 3rd 1892. And every year on this date his fans raise their glasses To The Professor. The Tolkien Society started this tradition on 2002 on Tolkien’s 110th birthday and his vast fan base immediately embraced it. There are plenty of events planed in the UK and other […]

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Rediscovering Jorge Amado

Posted by Adriana on July 17, 2012 in Reading |

Jorge Amado (August/10/1912 – August/6/2001) is one of the most famous and translated Brazilian authors of all time. In Brazil many of his books are part of the reading curriculum from middle school all the way through college. He was born in Itabuna, Bahia and moved to Rio de Janeiro in the thirties to study […]

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Why Do We Read?

Posted by Adriana on June 27, 2012 in Reading |

I recently participated in the “Digital Publishing Virtual Summit,” a virtual conference, meaning a conference where you listen to the speakers through your computer speakers, and type your questions to be answered at the end, hopefully. It was overall a very good experience, even though I didn’t quite agree with a few ideas I heard. […]

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Helping our kids read more

Posted by Adriana on June 18, 2012 in Reading |

A lot has been said lately about boys not being as avid readers as girls in average, or about children – boys and girls – who used to read, loosing interest when they become teens. And although there are many things that can be done to make schools, especially high schools with their intense demand […]

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