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Considerations by Carmela Dutra

Behind the scenes of a podcast with Sarah Meckler-Tate

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 18, 2018
I'm sure all of us have either listened to a podcast or at least know of them. In case you...
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Make Reading Come Alive

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 10, 2018
When you think of reading what comes to your mind? Do you get excited about a new book? Do you...
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Looking Back at 2017

By Carmela Dutra  /  January 4, 2018
Before we get too far into 2018, why not savor our milestone events and take a look back at 2017....
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Tidbits of History: Guest blog by C.M. Huddleston 

By Carmela Dutra  /  December 14, 2017
Can you believe we only have a few short weeks left before we enter into 2018! There are times I...
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What does gratitude do for you?

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 30, 2017
Have you stopped to really think about what the word gratitude means? Gratitude is thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing the...
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Thankful Thursday: Thankful for the Little Things

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 16, 2017
“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful,...
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Grateful for the Ordinary

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 8, 2017
“If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more?”...
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30 Days of Thanks

By Carmela Dutra  /  November 2, 2017
Happy November! It is said, that this is the time of year when ‘good’ is in the air. This time...
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Should you judge a book by its cover?

By Carmela Dutra  /  October 25, 2017
What's your favorite type of book to read? A paperback that you can slip into your pocket and read on...
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#BacktoSchool = Author visits

By Carmela Dutra  /  October 12, 2017
Is it nearly the middle of October already? Where did the time go? The dog days of summer have officially...
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Peeking behind the curtain, a look at Literary Classics

By Carmela Dutra  /  September 28, 2017
2017 has truly been a year for the books. Not necessarily in a good way, but let's just say it...
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Ahoy, Matey – It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

By Carmela Dutra  /  September 14, 2017
So, it’s almost International Talk Like a Pirate Day, aye! 19th September is a day where we should all be...
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What the art? Why children need art in their life.

By Carmela Dutra  /  August 23, 2017
Kids LOVE to draw! They love to doodle everywhere, and on everything in sight. Anyone who has kids, nieces, nephews...
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The End of Summer Bucket List

By Carmela Dutra  /  August 16, 2017
  With summer officially ending in just a few weeks, my weekends are fast becoming last-minute hurrahs. Due to some unforeseen occurrences earlier...
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Fun, New Ways to Celebrate Book Lovers Day!

By Carmela Dutra  /  August 3, 2017
Readers rejoice—Book Lovers Day (August 9th) is here, encouraging you to kick back and relax with a great book. From...
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Dressed for Success

By Carmela Dutra  /  July 26, 2017
One of the many things that I love about my life is that I am able to do everything with...
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What Makes a Good Book?

By Carmela Dutra  /  July 12, 2017
What makes a Good Book?     Does it have to win an award to be considered good?  Can a book...
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Literary Classics Book Award Winners

By Carmela Dutra  /  July 5, 2017
The tradition continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young...
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What is the obsession with writing?

By Carmela Dutra  /  June 15, 2017
Would you agree with me if I were to say that all of us are writers? Whether by hand or...
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Giving Back to the Kids

By Carmela Dutra  /  June 8, 2017
If you follow me on one of social media sites, then you have likely seen photos from one of my...
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