Tag Archives: reading

If you love ruins and abandoned places

Then you might want to read this review of a new book that sounds so “me” it jumped straight to the top of my to-read list. I love Phaidon, publisher of fabulous picture books for grownups. Like DK,  my other fave … Continue reading

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Little Free Library (#7) – Milwaukee Fire Department, Engine House 32

Found in the neighborhood just northeast of 35th and Vliet in Milwaukee. Saving lives in more ways than one 🙂  

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Norman Rockwell’s The Bookworm Redux

There’s a special gallery two doors away from my office in the Grohmann Museum that houses a collection of paintings by 19th-century German painter, Carl Spitzweg. On the wall outside that gallery is a painting by American painter Norman Rockwell, … Continue reading

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Little Free Library #6 – London Calling

This mini-library replica of a British red telephone box . . . . . . is at its best during the night, when it is lit up by a focused spotlight. Its red glow can be seen from a few … Continue reading

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Little Free Library (#3) – “Miss Kris”

Saw this mini-library box on my way to work and had to get a picture. Don’t you love the shushing librarian, “Miss Kris,” at her desk safeguarding the “stacks”? Very imaginative!

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Little Free Library (#2)

A couple years ago—hard to believe I’ve been blogging that long!—I wrote a post on the Little Free Library phenomenon.  (Here’s the link to that post if you’d like to read it: https://katherinewikoff.com/2012/06/29/little-free-library/) I’ve been meaning to follow up that post … Continue reading

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To survive, bookstores should be more like funeral homes (were)

Interesting post over at The Shatzkin Files, “The future of bookstores is the key to understanding the future of publishing.”  What will it take for bookstores to survive in an era of e-readers and online book purchasing?  One possibility mentioned … Continue reading

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E-books versus print – a false dichotomy?

I’ve seen some really interesting articles in the last few days appearing to indicate that, regardless of the zeitgeist’s general consensus, print is NOT dead.  Here are links to three articles – two from Publishers Weekly and one from The Telegraph – that … Continue reading

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The making of a “reader”

Are “readers” born, or are they made? If they are “born” then no amount of instruction is going to make a difference.  But assuming a reader is “made,” how can schools best accomplish that objective?  In 1955 readability expert Rudolf Flesch published … Continue reading

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Little Free Library

Have you heard of the “Little Free Library” yet? Boxes like birdhouses full of books are popping up in front yards around the metro Milwaukee area.  My own neighborhood has several. What a nice idea this is . . . … Continue reading

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