Monday, November 26, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!


What I Finished Last Week

Five wonderful nonfiction books.
The reviews will be coming soon.

Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man
by Brian McGrory

Help Thanks Wow:
The Three Essential Prayers
by Anne Lamott

Steal Like An Artist:
10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
by Austin Kleon

Eight Pieces of Empire:
A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse
by Lawrence Scott Sheets

On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
by Simon Garfield

What Arrived in the Mail

Yes, it's Cybils time! My poor mail carrier!


(Note: At the conclusion of the judging, these will be donated to my school library.
Thank you, publishers.)

What I'm Reading Now

The 100 Cybils nonfiction picture book nominees, of course!

And Prisoner of Zenda...

What are you reading today?!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme. Book Journey offers a weekly contest for those who visit 10 or more of the Monday Meme participants and leave a comment telling BJ how many you visited.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Via Colori Street Art Festival

 (That's a real butterfly, posing nicely for me on a bucket of art supplies.)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Top Ten Books I'm Thankful For

I could read these books to the children in my library
a hundred times and they'd still beg,
"Read it again!"

What books are you thankful for?

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?    Go Away, Big Green Monster!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!    How I Became a Pirate
 The Napping House     No, David!
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
The Polar Express    Press Here    The Viper 
Where is the Green Sheep?    I Want My Hat Back

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Author Jon Klassen Comes to My School!

Author Jon Klassen is coming to my school!
Happy day!

A sea-of-hats surprise for the author of
I Want My Hat Back

A rapt audience of 650 PreK, K, 1st, and 2nd grade kids
listens as Jon Klassen tells about being an author and an illustrator.

Children ask questions.

Jon Klassen autographs books.

Happy children!

Happy librarian!

A big thank you to the amazing Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston!

The Sunday Salon is open to anyone who'd like to discuss books of a Sunday (or, frankly, any other day of the week). We've actually been around for some years -- see -- but managing the group via that site became a problem because of its size and we had to limit membership to a little over 500 members. I'm now throwing the doors open to anyone who'd like to participate. Discuss what you're reading here, or link to relevant blog posts, or comment on one another's posts. Enjoy.

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post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken
 then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky at At Home With Books.