Summer Reading is a Fundamental Vacation

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What a way to take a vacation anytime and anywhere, than by being transported in time through a book? This inexpensive trip through bound published pages can take you to faraway lands without ever having to leave the comfort of your home, board an airplane, train, ship or hit the road in your car or on your motorcycle.

Even if you do travel by vehicle, take along a few books with you to make your trips even more adventurous. Audiobooks will work too. What books are on your summer reading list? How many books have you read, cover to cover so far this year? Have you set up a reading goal for 2018?

If you are connected to, they have a section to set up an accountability goal for the number of books you want to read for the year. You don’t have to disclose what books you want to read in your goal, you just need to commit to reading a certain number of books for the year. It’s still not too late to set your book reading goal. Enjoy your adventures!


Hot Reading Fun in the Summertime

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There are still a couple of hardcopy magazines that I subscribe to and O The Oprah Magazine is one of them. While the digital versions are good, I have to admit at times I am still old school and love the idea and feel of flipping through a hard copy magazine or a good book. Each month O The Oprah Magazine features a section dedicated to recommended good reads and new releases. I love combing through those lists to see what books may pique my interest. This month there is a great section dedicated to What A Book Can Do that offers some excellent suggested reads.

Summer reading is an adventurous and educational leisure pursuit. During these scorching hot summer months, it’s time to grab some of your favorite books, retreat to your favorite nesting spot and read to your heart’s content. A book can transport you to a different world and transform the way you absorb, and explore the world of words.

So, what are you reading this summer?

Where Is Your Favorite Place to Read? Sweepstakes

Where is your favorite spot to get away and read one of your favorite books? One of Oprah’s favorite places to read is beneath a giant oak tree in her backyard. This Sweepstakes is sponsored by OWN Digital LLC. There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of entries received. Void where prohibited by law.

All you have to do is upload a photo of your favorite reading spot and tell them what makes it so special. One winner will be selected at random to receive a custom 8″x10″ painting of Oprah’s favorite books from artist Jane Mount. The Sweepstakes period is from Tuesday, July 12, 2011 through 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday, August 26, 2011.

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7 Reasons to Turn Summer Reading Programs Into a Yearlong Habit

Do you participate in a summer reading program or reading challenge? Do you think two to three months of free time during a student’s summer vacation really attributes to their learning loss?

Reading is a fundamental part of our learning curve and educational achievement. Studies indicate that eight out of ten students who read recreationally, tend to outperform students who do not. During the summer months when most students are basking in vacation bliss with nothing to do, this could also be a risky time for a major educational setback called “summer learning loss.” This occurs when students are not engaging in some type of…Read more