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”

My Nightstand’s Just Not That Into Me

Right now nothing is on my night stand. While I sleep, Pride and Prejudice rests there occasionally, but during the day, I take it off the night stand and move it to my bed, in hopes of reading more often if it’s closer to the door. But to be honest, I don’t think my nightstandContinue reading “My Nightstand’s Just Not That Into Me”

Children’s Classics: on the wasted potential of my youth

I think I may have mentioned I love to read, and have loved reading since I was a young child. I may have mentioned my grandmother taking me to the local library, lying to me about the book limit that there wasn’t, and consequently me taking out 17 books at a time for years forContinue reading “Children’s Classics: on the wasted potential of my youth”

Because There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Books

I just entered a giveaway to win a copy of Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall over at BookFinds.com. They are giving three signed copies to three lucky readers, so what are you waiting for? Head over and sign up for a chance to win (all you have to do is leave a commentContinue reading “Because There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Books”

13 Books I’d Rather Be Reading Right Now

For this week’s edition of Thursday 13 I’m taking a break from the alphabet – I’m mixing things up a bit, and beating a dead horse down, down into the ground* – and by dead horse I mean topic – and by that I mean I’m going to devote this post to BOOKS just soContinue reading “13 Books I’d Rather Be Reading Right Now”