2015 Diversity Reading Challenge Dewey's Read-a-thon

Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE

WELCOME to Hour 3 of Dewey’s Readathon! It’s going to be a great event and since it’s early in the Readathon,





I don’t know about you but I’m all about diversity! It’s what makes the world go ’round and my tiny brain go pitter patter. I can’t get enough of books about people of different colors, ethnicities, orientations, languages, etc. Diversity is the honey in my coffee.  Maybe you love diversity as much as I do or maybe you need to step up your Diversity game. Either way, now’s your chance to SHINE!

Here’s how you do the Diversity SHELFIE Mini Challenge:

  • go to your shelf
  • find a book containing diversity
  • take a selfie with said book (hence the term “shelfie”
  • post to Instagram (or Twitter if you don’t have IG)
  • tag [email protected]
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as many times as you want


Don’t have a book containing diversity in your stacks? No worries!

  • find a photo of a book with a diverse character that you’ve read or want to read
  • save it
  • upload it to Instagram (or Twitter)
  • tag me. I’m still @pamlovesbooks
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as often as you like
  • if you don’t have Instagram or Twitter, leave a comment below with a diverse book

Here’s a sample of my Shelfie.

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE


I’ll do another one during the challenge. Probably won’t have lipstick on but whatever, right?

When we’re done I hope to have a list of new Diverse books to read and enjoy, cuz you can never have enough books, right?

Challenge will run through hour 21 os LET’S GET GOING!

I’ll choose a winner (or maybe 2) and post it here. Prize is a super duper cute bookmark or if you’re outside the US you can choose a prize from the main site.

Books resources

Have you seen my #scarfie during #scarvember from Uncommon Goods?

What’s better than a warm scarf on a chilly November day?

A literary scarf with the words from Alice in Wonderland, that’s what! Check out my #scarfie (which is a selfie with a scarf) that I took during a recent #scarfvember post.

uncommon goods scarf


Isn’t that scarf adorbs?? The very literary and smart folks from Uncommon Goods thought that I might could ROCK this scarf. What do you think of it? The day after it came, I rocked it at the bookstore. All the ladies I work with were so JELLY!!! They wanted to hold it and touch it and read it and HAVE it!

And besides, who doesn’t love Alice in Wonderland? I mean, I’m practically the Mad Hatter, right? (I DO the tea parties, remember?)

Here’s another tidblit I learned about Uncommon Goods: they perform a lot of goodwill, which makes me happy. You know how much I love books, so I was over the moon when I learned that they support “Reach Out and Read’s thousands of doctors and nurses promote early literacy, language skills, and school readiness to young children and their families in all 50 states.” You know how I love to get books in the hands of kids, right?

As you lay in bed in the middle of the night pinning items to your Christmas pinboard, why not pin a few items from these links here (I’m eyeing the unicorn coffee mug), here (did you notice the upcycled cashmere scarf?, and here (library card socks!!).

You’re welcome. All your holiday shopping is done.

Get your Wuthering Heights scarf. All the Goth kids love it. ahahhahaa

Get it? Goth. Wuthering Heights?

Pin now, buy soon.




Books Children

F is for Feelings and Giveaway!

F is for Feelings

F is for Feelings

I LOVE THIS BOOK!! You know how some littles just love ABC books? Well here’s one that’s right for everyone! Why? Because it’s the ABC book of feelings. For the kiddos who can’t read the expressive and MULTICULTURAL illustrations detail exactly what each feeling means.

For example: L is for Lonely.  There’s an illustration of a boy sitting off to the side while other children play near by. He’s on his own and feels left out. Great starting point for discussion there, right? Have you ever felt lonely? What can you do to fix it? Have you ever not included someone and seen them feel lonely? How can you fix that?

Q is for Quiet. I need some time all to myself. Who doesn’t? And for the kids who don’t need that time, they’ll know what it looks like and learn how to respond to someone who does need it.

Etc. all the way through the alphabet. The end of the book includes an appendix of sorts that guides teachers and caregivers in ways to explore feelings and teach empathy.

Did I mention I LOVE this book?

An important addition to every library.

Now for the extra fun part: I have an extra one to GIVEAWAY! Here’s how to enter:

  • starts Aug 1
  • think of a feeling
  • snap it
  • upload it to Instagram
  • hashtag it: #Feelings
  • tag me: @Pamlovesbooks
  • tag
  • ends Midnight Aug 8

That’s it! Here’s an example:


You can be as creative as you’d like with your photo of your feelings.

Enter once or once a day every day! Winners will be chosen by

Contest ends Aug 8th at midnight.

Good luck and have fun!



Checking in for #Scarfvember; How’s your scarf work?

It’s your midweek #scarfvember check up!



Don’t forget to link up if you’ve written a post! On Pinterest? Tag us there too: #scarfvember
Did you blog about your experience tying your scarf? We wanna hear it!


Scarfvember is Coming! #30dayscarfchallenge

Scarfvember is Coming!

Don’t let October and December have all the fun

Let’s celebrate Scarfvember, which is like November,

But with SCARVES!

scarfchallengeWanna play? Here’s what you do:

  • Wear a scarf every day in November
  • Snap that pic
  • Hashtag it #30dayscarfchallenge
  • Instagram it (tag me @Pamlovesbook)
  • Link it up (optional)
  • Must wear a scarf every single day to qualify (super secret book prize)
  • Show us your scarf style and how you ROCK A SCARF!

Link it up here: [inlinkz_linkup id=333068 mode=1 pageSize=300] or Here