Monday, January 10, 2011

library trip...

I went to the Main Library with John's class on Friday, and I was checking on the new releases bookshelf up front. There were many temptations. Kathy Appfelt (author of  The Underneath) has a new book called Keeper that is about mermaids. I also saw a wonderfully illustrated version of Randall Jarrell's story The Bat-Poet-- a favorite story of mine about a bat who can't sleep during the day and ends up observing the daytime creatures and writing poems about them.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Finally finished the Suzanne Collins trilogy and each book got more violent. I couldn't put down The Hunger Games, but I really had to force myself through the last two books. These are not for the faint of heart. Gabriel and I reread "The Blue Moose" by Daniel Pinkwater. Pinkwater is a delightful writer and who can resist a moose (with table waiting skills) who brings culture and happiness to a small town. Hope Santa brought you some new reads. Let me know about the good ones!