Lovely Little Lightbulbs of Literacy

Lovely Little Lightbulbs of Literacy. That's how I see my peeps. Right now, at this time in their lives, they are reading and writing machines.

Here's what I know ...

1) I will never deny them books. I can't. I just can't. Scholastic reps, if you read this, just think, "CASH COW."

2) One of my favorite experiences in our house right now is finding both girls passed out in their beds at night surrounded by books, evidence that they didn't go right to sleep but made good use of their last few minutes of awake time.

Short, sweet and simple thoughts on this Saturday night.

Thanks for reading ... It Keeps Your Mind Full of Literacy! If you're looking for a bit of a different writing style from what you get here, check out my other blog, Ideal Reality.

Conquering My Own Literacy Learning Curve

Lately, I've been engaging in a literacy learning curve of my own. I mentioned here that I was going to take on a part-time editor's position. That job is now in full-swing, and while I'm enjoying it immensely, I have to admit there has been a bit of a learning curve.

The publishing company operates in a niche industry. Once upon a time (about 10 years ago), I was well-versed in all things related to that industry. Now that I'm back in the ring, I'm having to relearn the language of this world. Some things have bubbled to the surface quickly, but others I've had to pull biting and scratching from the dark recesses of my brain.

It is amazing how quickly technology has changed the publishing industry. Ten years ago, we had e-mail, and that's about it. Today, there are digital editions of the magazines, e-newsletters, and e- who knows what else I have yet to encounter. Regardless, I get the opportunity to improve upon my digital literacy skills. If I could only figure out the new phone system  ...

How about you? What personal literacy learning curve are you conquering this summer? I'd love to hear about it. (Hint: Leave a comment!)

For more on digital literacy, click here, here and here.

Don't forget to check out my Project 2013  progress and my More Books! page.

Thanks for reading. It keeps your ... Mind Full of Literacy!