Shared Experience

Books on a Rock: Postcards from Camp
Shared Experience

Books on a Rock: Postcards from Camp

by Meagan Frank and Ariella Randle Rogge

Dear Mom and Dad, Camp is awesome! My counselor is going to show us in real life some of the things we’ve been reading about in Hatchet. I can’t wait. Oh yeah, I don’t know if you are going to send another care package, but if you do, could you throw in a copy of The Hunger Games? Your son, John […]

The Romantic Tale of Coffee & Books
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The Romantic Tale of Coffee & Books

by Meagan Frank

Books and coffee have finally found one another. It’s no secret: writers write books fueled by sips of coffee and readers discuss and read books while holding tightly to steaming mugs. Groups of readers and writers have been gathering around coffee house tables for as long as there have been chairs in the room. Like most modern romances, however, it took the Internet to finally make the coffee and books relationship blossom. […]

Sharing Stories: The New Recorded Ever After
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Sharing Stories: The New Recorded Ever After

by Meagan Frank

With a child on one knee and a book propped awkwardly on the other, Hillel Cooperman sat in front of a computer camera in Seattle and Skyped with his parents on the east coast. He wanted to share the bedtime story experience with his children and their grandparents, but found connecting over the miles awkward and frustrating. He wanted a digital version of storybooks to be accessible on both ends of the long-distance connection. […]