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
I am thankful for books. I'm so grateful that I have the ability to read them. How rich they have made my life! So many times a book has come along into my life just when I needed it. I am thankful for the men and women whose stories uplifted, inspired and entertained me. I… Continue reading BOOKS
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Wear green and read a book!
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
The Sea Child Anniversary
A year ago, I published THE SEA CHILD. If you are looking for a Christmas gift for the reader in your family, try THE SEA CHILD. It's a mystery with magic, adventure and even a little romance.
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!
It’s been pouring for two days and nights now. I think the drought is over. I had a lot of things on my to-do list today, but after a short walk with my dog, Rocky, in the cold wind, with purple clouds overhead threatening to dump more water, I climbed back in bed with a… Continue reading Rainy Days
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!
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
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