Wednesday, January 07, 2009

THREE: the third of three

THREE years ago (in 2006) on January 2, this blog was born.

To celebrate our third blog birthday, we have prepared for you a THREE day festival of THREEs from our third year of blogging. Let DAY THREE of the triads begin!

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THREE great graphic novels (ML)
The Savage by David Almond
Into the Volcano by Don Wood
Amulet, Book One: The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi

THREE reviews of a TRIO of books (ML)
Back to School Fears
Cardboard Genius
Stories that Dovetail in the Middle

THREE reviews of a TRIO of books (Franki)
Great Characters
Better Than Leveled Books
Airplane Reading

THREE new books to give at baby showers
If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul
In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck
10 Little Fingers and 10 Little Toes by Mem Fox

THREE times we were interviewed in 2008
At 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast
At Tales From the Rushmore Kid
At James Preller's Blog (okay, that's not an interview of us, but Karen and Bill mentioned us...)

THREE favorite memes we did
THREE Wordles we made
The NCTE Framework for 21st Century Learning and Assessment
Our blog (okay, that's a graphic, not a Wordle. Deal with it.)

THREE favorite videos we shared
And, just in case you want one more from the past...
MOM'S OVERTURE (even though we shared this in 2007, I would repost it every day if I could!)

THREE favorite Poetry Friday posts
THREE elves dancing
This link will eventually expire, as the ones from December of 2006 and December of 2007 have, but ElfYourself will always be one of our favorite times of the year.

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Thank you, thank you, thank you
1. for joining us for our THREE-day THREE-year celebration
2. for your kind wishes and comments
3. in advance for A (great fourth) Year of Reading!


  1. Three years of blogging. In blogger's years, that makes you, like, 27 years old. Congratulations on your stick-to-it-iveness. Maybe we'll even meet in Ohio?

  2. Mary Lee & Franki,

    Wishing you a belated Happy Bloggiversary! This past holiday season was particularly busy for me--so I haven't been blogging much.

    Love A Year of Reading! Keep up the good work, ladies.

  3. You guys are the best! A very happy birthday wish to both of you!

    Great posts of threes!

  4. happy blogoversary! Three is a really big number in blogland. You've really got a great line up of wonderful posts here too. congrats!

  5. Anonymous1:59 AM

    Congrats on your three years together. That's wonderful. Thanks for all that you do for all of us by blogging about the teaching of reading!



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