Book Reviews, Personal updates

The Best Books of 2020

I reread a lot of my favorite books this past year, so my Goodreads list doesn't reflect the real total of books I read. However, I have read a lot of new books too. Here are the top books for each month, followed by the Book of the Year. I really enjoyed all of them,… Continue reading The Best Books of 2020

Double Play, My Books, News, The Sea Child, The Sixth Power, The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

A Book Makes a Perfect Christmas Gift

Are you looking for that perfect gift for the readers in your family? Try out these books, available on Amazon: The Sixth Power https://www.amazon.com/Sixth-Power-Carol-Nicolas-ebook/dp/B00B4MHICQ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+sixth+power+Carol+Nicolas&qid=1576272383&sr=8-1 Double Play https://www.amazon.com/Double-Play-Novel-Carol-Nicolas-ebook/dp/B00Q5E8UZC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Double+Play+Carol+Nicolas&qid=1576272431&sr=8-1 The Sea Child  https://www.amazon.com/SEA-CHILD-SELKIE-KING-MYSTERIES-ebook/dp/B0786ZW5P7/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Sea+Child+Carol+Nicolas&qid=1576272470&sr=8-1 Also, The True Adventures of J.B.R. Wokky -- available here on my website:   https://carolnicolas.wordpress.com/ Thanks! -- Carol

Double Play, News, Personal updates

The Cubs Win!

Tonight in Game 2 of the World Series, the Chicago Cubs won 5-1.  Yeah! What a great way to end a very long day. The Cubs have been my favorite baseball team ever since I began my research for my novel, Double Play. I am so happy that they are in the World Series, and I'll be… Continue reading The Cubs Win!

Book Reviews, Personal updates

I’m Back!

After three weeks of thinking I was going to die from the plague, I think I'm finally getting better.  Today I got out my laptop and started reconnecting with the world.  It’s amazing how the email, etc. can pile up when one is sick.  I haven’t had the energy to do much except read.  And… Continue reading I’m Back!

Personal updates

Read to Children

I have been tutoring two students since the fall, using the Star reading program.  Each day we meet, they work hard at reading, decoding, and learning the phonics skills they need in order to be good readers.  It has been very gratifying to watch them go from barely able to read to being able to… Continue reading Read to Children

Personal updates

The Best Gift

In my work as a reading tutor at the elementary school, one thing becomes very clear:  children who are read to at home become good readers.  The wonderful world of books is opened to them, their eyes are wide, and they are eager to learn what is within the pages.  Children who are not read… Continue reading The Best Gift