I originally bout Jenny Lawson’s You Are Here: An Owner’s Manual for Dangerous Minds for one of my sisters. And then kind of ‘forgot’ to give it to her. Not really – I did, eventually give it to her. It was just a pre-read (and now, dutifully reviewed), pre-notated copy. She seemed to enjoy the parts I highlighted for her, the things I thought she should pay especial attention to, the parts I really needed her to hear/see/KNOW, so no harm, no foul. I couldn’t resist underlining and circling, starring and drawing little purple hearts at the parts I felt fit her/us […]
Came home to a nice package in my mailbox, and these two lovely gifts from Malin! I might already have started reading Silver in the Road last night before deciding I should put it away so I could, you know. Sleep. And the Picture of Dorian Grey is probably my favorite thing Oscar Wilde wrote, so Creatures of Will and Temper looks to be an interesting re-imagining. Thank you, Malin!
Thank you, CoffeeShopReader! I’ve been meaning to read March ever since I saw John Lewis speak at LA Review of Books in the spring. And I will be able to get all the NightVale references once I read that one. I love tea too and excited to try them all. 🙂
So, there’s going to be three parts to this one – Picture books, early readers/middle grade books, and grown-ups. Because books are perfect books forever, for everyone the end. Up first, picture books. Little Blue Truck, Little Blue Truck’s Beep Along Book, Little Blue Truck Leads The Way & Little Blue Truck’s Christmas by Alice Schertle, Illustrated by Jill McElmurry – Do you have a three-year-old boy in your life? If so, chances are that he is obsessed with cars. And trucks. And construction equipment. I base this on teaching preschool, and having six nephews, all of whom I […]
Many thanks to Captain Tuttle for my wonderful new book. I was so excited to recieve it that it went immediately on the bookcase in a place of honor, and I forgot to take its picture and post here. Now for the new year’s resolution to read the books I’ve received the past two years as part of book exchange. Outlander, your time has come… once I get done reading about RBG. 🙂
Animals Talking In All Caps is just the kind of wonderfully ridiculous book that you wouldn’t spend money on unless you have a really kooky friend/relative that you know would get a total kick out of it. And EVERYBODY has one of those, so it’s fortunate that this book is around. I mean, seriously: you have a friend/relative who needs this book. Trust me. Natalie better shut her mouth, I think. Where else can you see tigers waxing philosophical about Coldplay or geese playing at being punks? (Aside from the Tumblr, that is, which I also recommend you check out, […]
First off, I love getting mail. Even better is mail with books inside that I’ve ordered. However, I have to say surprise book gifts take the cake. And my birthday isn’t even here yet 🙂 Thanks Bonnie for sending me my first Terry Pratchett book. And I’ve been wanting that Amy Poehler book ever since I saw her at BookCon. She is simply delightful. Also hat tip to Katie (faintingviolet) for organizing and your holiday card.