I'm in a book reading funk.

>> Friday, April 23, 2010

And apparently a book blogging funk. So I'm writing this in hopes that it will spur my brain and body to get with it again. Maybe if I drank more coffee that would help.

And I'm off to try a new science experiment. Will report back with results.


Beach + Books = Bliss

>> Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'm headed to California and here's my packing checklist:
1. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (can't wait to read this one!)
3. The Secret by Beverly Lewis (I'm a sucker for Amish fiction)
4. Swimsuit
5. Sunscreen

The rest is just details.


The Ole Switcheroo


Pay attention or things could get tricky.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is now Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day.

Apparently the Major is in high demand and cannot be got from the library for ages and ages, so, well we just exchanged a Major for a Miss and we'll see what happens.


The Wonders

>> Monday, April 12, 2010


I am one of those weird people who actually enjoyed diagramming sentences in school. Advanced Grammar was like heaven. So, you can imagine my elation at seeing this illustration (by Stephen Player) from Wee Free Men.

The Wonders of Punctuation and Spelling

1. Absolute certainty about the Comma
2. I before E Completely Sorted Out
3. The Mystery of the Semi-Colon
4. See the Ampersand (Small extra charge)
5. Fun with Brackets

Will accept vegetables, eggs, and clean clothing


Reason #10

>> Thursday, April 8, 2010


Because authors like Terry Pratchett make reading FuN!


In March

>> Thursday, April 1, 2010


Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz (YA) is book 4 in the Gatekeepers series. It wasn't my favorite of the series so far, but it fills in some details and sets up what I think will be the final book of the series.

Beautiful Creatures by Garcia and Stohl (YA) was an odd mix for me. It's about a boy who falls for a girl who is different and who, he discovers, has powers. Um, yeah, so far I'm in. But then there's a mix of superstition, vodoo and calling on the ancestors, so I'm back out. And there are vampires (right, because what YA fantasy after Twilight does not feel the need to include a vampire and/or werewolf?) except these vampires claim to not be vampires and go by a different name, even though they do everything a vampire would...what? Okay, so there is some lame stuff in the book, and the writing is a little, eh, but there is an awesome, secret, underground library that is only accessible certain days and hours. I can't say now if I'll go for the sequel or not.

A Sea So Far
and Rising Tide by Jean Thesman (YA) these two books are just pleasant, well written stories about three girls living in San Fransisco in the early 1900's. They are nothing spectacular, but I liked them. The first book better than the second primarily because the second book harps a little too much about how unfair marriage is to women.


Reason #9


Because Mockingjay is coming out in 5 months!

Seriously, who is not excited about this? I myself am trembling because I CAN'T WAIT!


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