Nightstand: November 2011

So it’s mere days before Thanksgiving, which is exciting in it’s own right, but it also means that it’s time for me to fill you in on my¬†nightstand!¬†Haven’t done this before? The fabulous ladies at 5 Minutes for Books ask us each month which books we are reading, read recently or plan to read soonContinue reading “Nightstand: November 2011”

Children’s Classics: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe

I wasn’t sure what I was going to blog about for this month’s Children’s Classics carnival @ 5 Minutes For Books. But as I finished reading The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe last night it occurred to me that it was both a children’s book and a classic – it was simply a slightlyContinue reading “Children’s Classics: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe”

What’s On MY Nightstand: December

It’s the 4th Tuesday in November – you know what that means! It’s TIME TO build a word show you what’s on my nightstand. First I’ll show you the books I’m currently reading and have slated to read, then I’ll show you the books that Santa can feel free to leave under the tree forContinue reading “What’s On MY Nightstand: December”

Top 5 Tuesday: Places I’ve Got To Check Out, Before I Check Out…

This week’s theme is places you want to see before you die, or as John Mayer and I would so eloquently put it, “these are the last things I’ve got to check out, before I check out…” or something like that anyway. So you know my wanderlust knows no limits and I’m sure I won’tContinue reading “Top 5 Tuesday: Places I’ve Got To Check Out, Before I Check Out…”

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”

Top 5 Tuesday on Blogging

Thanks to Rachel for this week’s Top 5 Tuesday questions, a meme hosted by Dana @ Supernanny Where Are You? This week, Dana wants to know… 1.) How long have you been blogging? I’ve kept a livejournal since 1997, but I didn’t start publicly blogging until March of this year, on the blog I currentlyContinue reading “Top 5 Tuesday on Blogging”

Pet Peeves: What Are Your Top 5?

Supernanny Where Are You wants to know your Top 5 Pet Peeves – I know you are all probably getting a little sick of me and my crazy obsessive need to post 5 or 6 times a day (maybe it’s a pet peeve of yours), but I promise this will be my last post ofContinue reading “Pet Peeves: What Are Your Top 5?”