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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Saur Grapes

OK, Michelle busted me. She wandered into a blog I was playing around with, but hadn't decided what to do with yet. I'm going to call is Saur Grapes, as in one of my favorite Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Grapes.

I'll be periodically posting literary gems as the mood strikes me. Feel free to contribute!

http://saurgrapes.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

back-to-basics said...

I knew you were going off in another direction with Saur Grapes! I've been waiting!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Oh good! I'm so glad you're excited about it. What would you like to see in there?

back-to-basics said...

I think you already made a great choice. How about some literature, poems, stories. If we (parents) get excited about this then we can help our kids get exctited. Oprah has a book of the month, why not you Saurkraut? Once school starts we could even read the same literature, or something by the same author as our kids.

I already found a website that you can rea Aesop's Fables.

http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/
Aesop/Aesops_Fables/

Saur♥Kraut said...

OK! How about posting excerpts from some of my favorite kids' books, so that kids/people can capture the excitement of them and choose to read them themselves?

back-to-basics said...

Sounds good. I read some of Aesop's Fables. Now that I found the "Page-by-page books" website I read a few more just this morning.

I saw Mark Twain and Agatha Christie was on this website. Polanco may like this too. I saw Thomas Payne and Ulysses S Grant to name a couple.

Free reading!

Saur♥Kraut said...

Michelle,

The only prob with online books is that computers aren't portable and there are no portable book readers like there are portable game systems (ex. GameBoy). So kids can't 'curl up' with a good book, and the eyestrain will be something to think about, too.

They're saying those are some of the reasons why Rowlings (the author of the Harry Potter series) won't agree to having her books online.

back-to-basics said...

I agree with you. I was thinking of those students that roam onto this blog and happen not have the money, transportation, or parents that will take them to the library.

Also. we do have to realize students don't see books like we do. This is the computer generation. Most kids have written reports without touching a book.

Whatever it takes to get kids reading. Once they figure out the joy, they will figure out how to get the real thing.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Good point! Anyway, I'll get to work over there now.

Saur♥Kraut said...

OK, Michelle, have a look at the first story posted in there.

back-to-basics said...

Ok, I went over to Saur Grapes blog.