Monday, July 14, 2008

Why I Visit "A Commonplace Book"

I've always been a fan of Julius Lester's writing, but it wasn't until I began reading his blog that I truly realized how much I appreciated the thoughtfulness of his work. (His photos are amazing too!)

If you haven't visited before, today would be a good day. He regularly posts a short quote and a word of the day. For months this has been the destination for my vocabulary fix. Not only does Lester define the words, but he explains them in a meaningful context. Today's word is slotter, and the description is priceless.


  1. Thanks for linking to this. That is a word I absolutely need in my vocabulary!

  2. I love Lester's blog. I just wish he enabled comments. He is so wise and funny. And those beautiful photos!