Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top Ten Authors I Wish Would Write Another Book

Sadly, these authors will never write another book...this side of heaven.

Do you recognize them?

I included Dr. Seuss, Eric Carle,
Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Wise Brown,
Roald Dahl, Robert McCloskey,
Sid Fleischman, Virginia Lee Burton,
William Steig, and Hans Christian Andersen.

How about you?
Who do you wish would write another book?


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 here 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 here 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, January 9, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?








 
What I'm Reading Now

I am hoping to start reading the five nominees
in the nonfiction category:


  • Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe (Putnam Adult)





  • In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (Crown)




  • Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff (Harper)




  • Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku (Doubleday)




  • The Social Animal by David Brooks (Random House)


  • 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.

    Sunday, January 8, 2012

    TSS: Proudly Announcing the 2011 Cybils Finalists!






    Folks, I'm tired.

    I've just finished reading 260 Cybils children's fiction picture book nominees. I reviewed over half of them and posted my reviews at Amazon, at Goodreads, at LibraryThing, on Twitter, on Facebook, and on my blog here.

    This is the fourth year I've been a Cybils judge. I should have known this was a big job, right?

    No, I've always been a judge for the Cybils children's nonfiction picture books. There are (only!) about 80 nonfiction nominees each year in the picture book category. And last year, with my mother being so sick with cancer, I served as a judge in the finalist round. Wasn't that easy?! I just went online to my public library catalog, requested all seven finalists, picked them up from the library after a couple of days, read them a couple of times, tried them out with students at school, and discussed with the other judges our favorites. Easy-peasy.

    I feel proud of reading all 260 Cybils fiction picture books. Happily, thanks to kind publishers and wonderful librarians, I was able to read them all.

    I almost feel like I've run a marathon and finished. :-)

    So, it is with great pride that I announce the 2011 Cybils Children's Fiction Picture Book Finalists:


    
    Blackout
    by John Rocco
    Hyperion
    Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?
    by Susan A. Shea
    Blue Apple Books
    I Had a Favorite Dress
    by Boni Ashburn
    Abrams for Young Readers 

    I Want My Hat Back
    by Jon Klassen
    Candlewick Press
    Me . . . Jane
    by Patrick McDonnell
    Little, Brown
    Press Here
    by Herve Tullet
    Chronicle Books
    Princess and the Pig, The
    by Jonathan Emmett
    Walker Books for Young Readers


    Here's the complete list of all the 2011 finalists:

    Congratulations to all of the finalists and to all the nominees!

    And now I'm off to begin reading
     the 2011 Indie Lit nonfiction finalists...a mere five books...but 2,288 pages!

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Top Ten Books I'm Excited To Read in 2012












    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 here 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 here 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, January 2, 2012

    It's Monday! What Are You Reading?








     

    What I Finished Last Week

    A Monster Calls
    *****
    “The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.
    Conor was awake when it came.
    He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmar...more


    Across the Universe
    ****
    Amy and her parents decide to go into frozen sleep in order to travel aboard a spaceship to colonize a remote planet. But things don’t work out as the...more

    The Dutch Twins
    ****
     1001 CBYMRBYGU
    Kit and Kat are twins. They live in Holland with their mother and father. Kit and Kat are not their real names; their real names a...more


     
    What I'm Reading Now
    1Q84

    Sideways on a Scooter

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland



    Starting From Happy

    Tom's Midnight Garden



    What Arrived in the Mail This Week


    Why We Broke Up


    Forgotten Country



    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.