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Summer Reading and Google Sites

Summer time means summer reading!  I love seeing what other people are reading, sharing what I've read, and getting book recommendations from friends.  This morning I put together a very simple Google Site to display my summer reading, and thought I'd share a quick walk-through on how to do it!





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  1. Very cool idea, thanks for sharing! I like the idea of a teacher or librarian building a site like this to host current reads, and then teachers/students/collaborators could add their thoughts about the books in short snippet reviews!

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