A book-ish week for me!
WOLVES IN THE LIBRARY
Classes came to our school library for the first time.
I read the wonderful children's picture book,
Wolves, written by Emily Gravett.
It was quite the hit with the kids.
FIVE HOUR LUNCH WITH BOOKISH FRIENDS
It was lovely to meet up and enjoy a five hour lunch
with book friends. Louise, center, is from Australia,
and I've happily already met her, in Paris.
Susan, right, is from Houston like me,
but this is the first time I've had the chance to meet her.
Isn't that odd and interesting?
Louise shared three wonderful Australian children's books
with me. I plan to read the two Australian picture books
with the children at school soon.
MY UN-BIRTHDAY BOOK MONTH HAS BEGUN!
I'm in a un-birthday book club
and September is my un-birthday month.
I got my first un-birthday package in the mail yesterday.
Inside were three books from my wishlists,
two of which are 1001 Children's Books You Must Read
that I have not been able to find anywhere.
IT'S TIME TO NOMINATE YOUR FAVORITES
FOR THE INDEPENDENT LITERARY AWARDS!
All readers are invited to nominate their favorite reads
of 2011 in seven categories for the Indie Lit Awards.
I'm especially interested in you
nominating some great nonfiction reads.
MORE BOOKISH EVENTS COMING SOON....
Gulf Coast Reads...One Amazing Thing...This month!
InPrint Presents...Francisco Goldman and Nicole Krauss...This month!
Dewey's 24-Hour Read-a-Thon...October!
The Texas Book Festival...in October!
Don't forget to enter
What is the Sunday Salon?
Imagine some university library's vast reading room.
It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in.
They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,
and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go.
Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and
compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....
That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual.
Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon
get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read.
And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs.
Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon,
an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities
and fall into a good book.
Click here to join the Salon.