Movie Madness: Twilight (the Cliff Note’s version?)

Has anyone seen the Veggie Tales dvd, Tomato Sawyer and Huckleberry Larry? In the beginning of the movie Larry goes to his book club where they are talking about Huckleberry Finn. It is discovered that the whole group has been reading the “Norm’s Notes” version of the books for their club and to be honestContinue reading “Movie Madness: Twilight (the Cliff Note’s version?)”

Bling Special: It’s A Two-Fer

Patrice over @ Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman just awarded me with not one but TWO awesome bloggy awards – she must ❤ me like well a person who really ❤ ‘s another person, huh? Thanks Patrice, I ❤ you, too. So, who wants to check out my newest bling? Seeing as thereContinue reading “Bling Special: It’s A Two-Fer”

Has Anybody Seen My Willpower?

Conversation with husband last night (who was using his laptop the whole time): Me: I decided I’m finally going to read Mayflower. I’ve had it for years now and have never read it. DH: Uh huh. Me: Why go to the library for new books when I have books here that I’ve never read? DH:Continue reading “Has Anybody Seen My Willpower?”

Lessons From ‘The Well of Lost Plots’ by Jasper Fforde

It took me a full month to finish reading The Well of Lost Plots, book three in a Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. Usually I fly through books, so the fact that this one took me so long might mean it wasn’t very good. Might. I assure you, this wasn’t the case. The truthContinue reading “Lessons From ‘The Well of Lost Plots’ by Jasper Fforde”

What’s On Your Nightstand: October

Last month I said that I planned to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Well Of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, In The Hand Of The Goddess by Tamora Pierce and Mayflower by Nathaniel Philbrick. When I wrote last month’s What’s On Your Nightstand almost none of the books were actually in my possession.Continue reading “What’s On Your Nightstand: October”

Kids’ Picks: Grumpy Frumpy! Happy Snappy!

My son hasn’t gotten into too many new books since last month’s kids picks a great book carnival @ 5 Minutes For Books EXCEPT this little gem that I picked up at Target in the $1 bin… He immediately seemed to know that these little guys were “monsters” in a big scary silly voice, thoughContinue reading “Kids’ Picks: Grumpy Frumpy! Happy Snappy!”

Children’s Classics: Newbery Medal Favorites

The big topic at 5 Minutes for Books this week is Newbery Medal winners. Have you read many of the books that have won a Newbery Medal? Do awards influence which books you will or won’t read? I think for the more official awards like the Newbery or Caldecott – or even the NYT bestsellers,Continue reading “Children’s Classics: Newbery Medal Favorites”

“The Dog Ate My Copy Of Jane Eyre,” And Other Lies

I know I was supposed to read Jane Eyre for this… But I confess, bloggy friends, I didn’t finish it. Why? Let’s play that game where I give three lies and one truth and you guess which one is the real reason I didn’t finish reading okay? I couldn’t finish my copy of Jane EyreContinue reading ““The Dog Ate My Copy Of Jane Eyre,” And Other Lies”