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Tone's Book Zone
By Sue Tone
A blog for readers and book lovers. Postings will include information on book festivals, library activities, local authors, classroom visits, book groups, writing and publishing tips, reviews, bookmakers and bookmaking, and how volunteers can help children and adults acquire a love of reading.
Letters matter. Write one now!
Letters are a physical evidence of human connection.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Choosing books made easier, thanks to Nancy Pearl's Book Lust recommendations
A quick way to make selections for personal reading or book groups.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Travel reading, travel writing
Sue Tone journeys to New Zealand and takes pleasure in the country's authors, people, culture and panoramic scenery.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Where have all the poets gone? Nowhere, it turns out; they're alive and kicking
Sue Tone reflects on poets who make a living by their craft and the joys of recitation.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Winter Weather: Wrap up and read
What to do when it's snowing outside and you can't get to the library?
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Readers are definitely alive and well in the City
My second trip to New York City and I discovered young readers and a children's book exhibit at the NYC Public Library.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Do due date reminders really do away with overdue doo-doo?
Prescott Public Library helps patrons keep track of due dates - and fines - with online reminders and a grace period. Gotta love it!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Heading to New York!
So many things to see and do in New York City, but the New York Public Library tops the list.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Decision! Picking the 'winning' book for the March book club selection
On a Monday night in February before the group gathered at my home on Thursday, I went to bed with three books, intending to read the first chapter of each to see if there was another possible pick.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Oh, the responsibility for choosing a "good" book
February is my month to host Book Group this year. That means giving the house a good cleaning, setting out the lace tablecloth and wineglasses, and choosing our next book.
Monday, January 28, 2013
How come orphan stories are so appealing to children?
So many favorite children's books are about orphans. Why is that?
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Another author gets added to the five star list of favorites
I just finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Coliseum still looks the same
A little history about the Colloseum in Rome, plus a photo comparison of an 1897 photograph taken by my great-grandfather and one from October 2012.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Studying up for a trip to Italy.
Getting ready to travel to Italy this month, Sue reviews the journal of her great-grandparents written in 1897.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Thoughts on the future of the United States
Recommended book brings to life history of how the U.S. became the vibrant nation it was, its current status, and an opinion on how to bring back the basis of its greatness.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Six Cups of Tea = a Book!
As Sue Tone promised in her last posting, here are photos of some prototype "eco" books made from recycled household rubbish.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
"Scrap" books may start as junk but end up nifty projects
Looking for ideas to teach a bookmaking workshop leads me to pick through the recycling bin.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Discoveries at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books
Sue discovers more authors, writing tips, new books at the 2012 Tucson Festival of Books this month.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Girls school in need of books for library
Mingus Mountain Academy serves 112 girls who want to read. You can help.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Betty Joy outvoted for OneBookAZ
Dewey-Humboldt author's book was one of four finalists for the OneBookAZ 2012 competition. Sadly, the public voted for another book.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
What's so great about Book Clubs?
I look forward to the second Thursday of each month for good food, good company, and good talk about books - some good, some not so good. It's the Wild Women Book Club!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tucson Festival of Books, Part 3 of 3
It's Sunday, March 13, and the second sunny day of the two-day Tucson Festival of Books, as Sue Tone finishes writing about five more author sessions, and then sadly leaves the topic until next year.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tucson Festival of Books Part 2
More authors, more books, more fun as Sue Tone finishes up her trip to the Tucson Festival of Books. Or so she thinks...
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tucson Festival of Books #1
A satisfying weekend at the Tucson Festival of Books leaves blogger Sue Tone with a longer than ever Must Read List, and delightful tales of authors and presentations.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Book artists create masterpieces
A little known group, with members from Prescott, Prescott Valley and Sedona, meet up four times a year to make books.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Mark this March date for Arizona's largest book festival
The two-day Tucson Festival of Books has plenty to offer everyone of all ages.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Dreary weather makes for reading adventures
Rainy days bring back memories of childhood books and library excursions in Eugene, Ore.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Struggles of a NaNoWriMo wannabe
NaNoWriMo began Nov. 1 and I'm already a week, or 17,480 words behind.

National Novel Writers Month requires people crazy enough to sign themselves up to write 50,000 words in 30 days. The goal has more to do with quantity than quality of writing.

Monday, November 22, 2010
Twilight Travels
Having returned from Forks, Wash., where the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers take place, I must admit I did not recognize one single location on the Twilight map, nor did I join a Twilight tour. Maybe it's because I was still in the "dark" about the whole vampire phenomenon.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Teen event at PV Library
Welcome to the Tone's Book Zone blog. I am Sue Tone, reporter with the Prescott Valley Tribune, here to bring you all sorts of book-related matters.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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