Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wolves in the Library and a Five Hour Bookish Lunch


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

MORE BOOKISH EVENTS COMING SOON....

Don't forget to enter

A $25 Amazon Gift Card!
And it's international!


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.


10 comments:

  1. Wow a 5 hour lunch? That's awesome. Also, I'm curious to know more about this unbirthday business . . . hope it was a good week!

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  2. Sounds like a busy but fun week!

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  3. I've been in the un-birthday book club since 2003. Every month is a member's un-birthday. We send that person a book from her wishlist.

    It is a wonderful club.

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful lunch event. I enjoyed meeting some bookish online friends a couple of years ago, and still marvel at how great it was.

    Thanks for sharing...

    Enjoy your unbirthday month!

    Here's MY SUNDAY SALON POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  5. You have my dream job...some day I will be a librarian! I was so thrilled to attend the ALA Midwinter meeting here in San Diego this year. Did you attend?

    Well, happy Un-Birthday to you and have a wonderful rest of the weekend!

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  6. How neat that you got to meet with book friends! The un-birthday club sounds very fun, and what a treat that you got some hard-to-find books!

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  7. An un-birthday club - now that I can go for! Presents without having to get older...perfect!

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  8. Five hour lunches can be so much fun - sounds like yours was wonderful.

    And an un-birthday club is a great concept!

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  9. One day I hope to be able to have a five hour lunch! Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like something that's in my immediate future considering my job. :-) I also like the idea of an un-birthday club. Thanks for dropping by my blog yesterday, and sorry for my late visit!

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  10. A five hour bookish lunch with you is such a delight young lady! I had such a wonderful time. Glad I could contribute to your un-birthday month even if it was without knowing! I'm dying to know which hard to find 1001 books you received....

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