Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me





Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me


Frankly, I'll take anything book-ish, Santa.

What do you think?
I'm quite hopeful for
the three packages under the tree 
(two blue, one green) from Santa to me.

I don't actually care what books are inside;
I just hope they are books.



What are you hoping that Santa brings you?


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.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Top New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013




Top New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013


Attachments
Rainbow Rowell


The Fire-Eaters book cover
David Almond


Mem Fox


R. J. Palacio



Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Katherine Applegate


Lucy Knisley


Blue Balliett


Ruta Sepetys


 

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, December 16, 2013

It's Monday Again!




What I Reviewed Last Week




The Snow Spider 
by Jenny Nimmo

His sister disappeared and his family has never been the same. Now it’s Gwyn’s birthday and his grandmother has given him five odd gifts. He must...more



 



The 2013 O. Henry Prize Stories

There is something refreshing about reading a good book of short stories. It is different than reading a book of fiction and different from reading a...more 








Lady Catherine, the Earl, and 
the Real Downton Abbey
by the Countess of Carnarvon

What were the real people who live in the real Downton Abbey like? I must confess that I expected a People magazine article stretched into a book but...more








Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair
by Anne Lamott

Nobody knows trouble like Anne Lamott and nobody knows how to spin that trouble into meaning and hope like Anne Lamott. A perfect book to share with...more







Spider Sparrow
by Dick King-Smith

A foundling, Spider Sparrow isn’t like others; he doesn’t speak much and he shuffles along. But in spite of his infirmities, Spider has a special affinity...more







Mr. Majeika
by Humphrey Carpenter

Class Three’s new teacher appears on a magic carpet and the adventures begin. Delightful.






The Peppermint Pig
by Nina Bawden

I could write about this book all day. Who knew this would be such an intriguing book? The cover didn’t lead me to think this. The title didn’t lead m...more









What are you reading this week?


Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week.  

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.