Monday, June 30, 2014

It's Monday!


       

         





What I Read Last Week


 









           



                           
What Came in the Mail Last Week



           






What I'm Reading Now






           





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. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Incredible $7 Swimming Pool



Summer, ca. 1991.


And I hope you'll stop by and enter my Literary Blog Hop giveaway for a $15 Book Depository gift certificate! Today's the last day to enter.


For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy ReadsTo participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky at West Metro Mommy Reads.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Good Book Cover...






A good book cover hints.



It intrigues. 


Carries the theme.


Suggests the plot.


Identifies an emotional tone for the book. 


Never trite.



It works with the title in a happy way.


A good book cover is surprising.


A good book cover.



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, June 23, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!


       

         





What I Read Last Week





           



                           
What Came in the Mail Last Week


           




What I'm Reading Now



and something from this stack... 

           




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, June 21, 2014

¡Bienvenidos a Literary Blog Hop!






Welcome!

Welcome to the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop!
The Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is hosted by Leeswammes. Between Saturday, June 21, 2014, and Wednesday, June 25, 2014, you can hop to over 30 different book blogs, all offering one or more giveaways of books or bookish items. All books will be literary fiction or nonfiction. Follow the links at the bottom of this post to find the other participating blogs.


My Giveaway
As part of the blog hop I will be giving away a $15 gift card to Book Depository, which is open to worldwide entries.
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Rules for the Readerbuzz's February Literary Giveaway are simple:

(1) You must follow me.
(2) You must leave a comment here that includes an e-mail address (posted in an elusive way to thwart the wicked).


BONUS:
If you really, really want to win this giftcard,
you are welcome to receive extra entries by:

Following me at Twitter
and leaving a comment +1 

Befriending me at Goodreads
and leaving a comment +1

Befriending me at Facebook
and leaving a comment +1


I will leave this giveaway open until Wednesday, June 25th.
Good luck!

The Literary Blog Hop is scheduled to begin on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 12:01 am EST and end on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Sorted Books is open to bloggers in the US only. The Book Depository gift card is open to bloggers anywhere Book Depository can ship.

Linky List:
  1. Leeswammes
  2. The Misfortune of Knowing
  3. Bibliosue
  4. Too Fond
  5. Under a Gray Sky
  6. Read Her Like an Open Book (US)
  7. My Devotional Thoughts
  8. WildmooBooks
  9. Guiltless Reading
  10. Fourth Street Review
  11. Nishita's Rants and Raves
  12. Word by Word
  13. Words And Peace (US)
  14. Ciska's Book Chest
  15. Falling Letters
  16. Roof Beam Reader
  17. Readerbuzz
  18. The Relentless Reader (US)
  19. Mom's Small Victories (US)
  20. Daily Mayo (US)
  1. The Emerald City Book Review (US)
  2. A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall
  3. Lost Generation Reader
  4. Booklover Book Reviews
  5. Bay State Reader's Advisory
  6. River City Reading (US)
  7. Books Speak Volumes
  8. Words for Worms
  9. Wensend
  10. Bibliophile's Retreat
  11. Readers' Oasis
  12. The Book Musings
  13. My Book Retreat (N. Am.)
  14. Books on the Table (US)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

(Nothing)





My Summer TBR


















(That's right. It's not a boo-boo. It's nothing. No TBR. I'm not setting any goals.
I'm not picking any big classic books that I'm going to force myself to read. Nothing. Nada.
Go where my spontaneous reading self leads me this big open glorious summer.)

Are you planning a big reading summer? Any recommendations that I might try?
Spontaneously, of course.


Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Monday, June 16, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?!


       
         




What I Read Last Week





 I'm on a 1001 Children's Book roll. I read these six last week, I have a stack of twelve that I own which I hope to read this summer, and I have five more that I found at the public library.


               


What Arrived Last Week



This was my prize from Armchair BEA. I must admit that I'm a big baby when it comes to scary books. Hope it isn't too scary for me. What could be scarier than an evil librarian?




What I Am Reading Now

I have a huge stack of books that I requested from the public library just before school was out, very eclectic, including 1001 Foods You Must Taste Before You Die and Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, and lots of 1001 Children's Books.





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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

"Little Maine Dress" Competition Winners


Portland, Maine. Summer, 2012.

For more wordless photos, go to Wordless Wednesday.

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by West Metro Mommy ReadsTo participate in Saturday Snapshot: post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky at West Metro Mommy Reads.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Best Books So Far This Year




I'm right at the 100 mark for the year (well, 97, to be exact) so this is a great time to take a look back at my favorite reads so far.

Here are some you might like to check out...

NONFICTION...
Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher
Mister Owita's Guide to Gardening


GROWN-UP CLASSICS...
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
When I Was Puerto Rican


FAVORITE 1001 CHILDREN'S BOOKS...
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Superfudge by Judy Blume
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Emil and the Detectives
The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland
I Am Not Esther
The Red Shoe
The Sweet, Terrible, Glorious Year That I Truly, Completely Lost It


NEW CHILDREN'S BOOKS...
Penny and Her Marble by Kevin Henkes
Kelsey Green, Reading Queen


GOOD FICTION...
Orphan Train
The Rosie Project
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Frog Music


A SMALL BUT WISE STORY...
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly


SCARY...
The Silent Wife



    





    Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list that one of our bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.