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#SummerThrowdown - Year 2


Summer ThrowDown is back...with some tweaks and changes...but still the perfect way to make a big dent in your TBR (to-be-read) pile of books!

Read all about the new & improved Summer Throw Down at Heise Reads:

Sign up and add your goal here: http://bit.ly/SumTDTally

"Teachers and Librarians united in reading...together we are stronger!"

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  1. Oh, yeah!! Oh, yeah!!

    US vs. THEM
    Educators vs. THE BOOKS

    Signed up-goal is 20!

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  2. I am in Sherry! Let me just slip on my superhero reading cape and mask and I will get started. I am starting with "Togo" by Robert J. Blake. The true story of the journey that inspired the creation of the Iditarod. Haven't read it yet but I thought the dog's name was Balto. I have a kid's movie about the story. Well, I guess I will have to read to find out!

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  3. I don't use my twitter account as often as I should. Just wanted you to know what I've read so far this month. "For Everything There Is A Season" by Philip Gulley and "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" by David Sedaris.

    I don't recommend "Squirrel..." The Philip Gulley book was okay, but his books, after awhile, sound so similar. I have as yet to be inspired. I'm currently reading a "How To" book, but more on that later!

    Bookinlady AKA Librarygal in some circles

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