Sunday, May 21, 2017

Good Grief, It's Almost Summer!

Two things that makes my heart go pitter-patter today:

1. My summer starts in (woo hoo!) five days!

2. I will be going to BookExpo America in ten days!


WHAT I READ THIS WEEK (7 Books = A Book a Day!)


 

I think one of these may be the best book I read this year. Can you guess which one?


WHAT I'M READING NOW



Will you be at BookExpo? Let me know if I should look for you in NYC. If you can't make it this year, are you planning to attend Armchair BookExpo? It's not too late to sign up. Register here.


What are you reading today? 



What is the Sunday SalonImagine 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.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

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! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.





Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Because You Asked...Authors from the 2017 TLA Conference

How many can you name?

1. The Princess and the Warrior author

2. Author of The Dot and other books for children about creativity

3. Recent winner of the Newbery

4. Adult mystery writer

5. Winner of this year's Caldecott

6. Dinosaur vs. Bedtime author

7. Author and illustrator of children's nonfiction

8. Author of Newbery Honor book Afternoon of the Elves

9. Chrysanthemum author

10. YA speculative fiction author

11. Author of stories about Gandhi's grandson

12. Children's author and racial equality activist

13. Our current children's book ambassador

14. Hank the Cowdog author

15. YA mystery author

16. Author of the Princess in Black series

17. Author of over 45 books for kids

18. Illustrator and author of the Lola Levine series

19. Cartoonist and author of the wildly popular Hazardous Tales series

20. Poet, storyteller, children's author

21. Longtime edgy YA author

22. Mexican-born author of YA fiction

23. Author of the Mother Bruce series

24. Adult author of many books

25. Children's picture book author who lives in Austin

26. Children's and YA author including N.E.R.D.S.

27. Middle grade series author

28. To All the Boys I've Loved Before author

29. YA author from Jamaica

30. Author of YA historical fiction 

31. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind author

32. Author of middle grade books in verse

33. Children's picture book author and illustrator (who is, actually, not from Texas)


Answers: 1. Duncan Tonatiuh  2. Peter Reynolds  3. Kwame Alexander
4. Sara Paretsky  5. Javaka Steptoe  6. Bob Shea
7. Melissa Sweet  8. Janet Taylor Lisle  9. Kevin Henkes
10. Emily Henry  11. Bethany Hegedus  12. Don Tate
13. Gene Luen Yang  14. John R. Erickson  15. Sheryl Scarborough
16. Shannon Hale  17. Linda Joy Singleton  18. Angela Dominguez and Monica Brown
19. Nathan Hale  20. Janice N. Harrington  21. Gordon Korman
22. Adi Alsaid  23. Ryan T. Higgins  24. Greg Iles
25. Chris Barton  26. Michael Buckley  27. Margaret Peterson Haddix
28. Jenny Han  29. Nicola Yoon  30. Ruta Sepetys
31. Bryan Mealer  32. K.A. Holt  33. Jon Agee

How many did you get?



What is the Sunday SalonImagine 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.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

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! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Wonderful Books to Give Your Mom for Mother's Day (or Any Day)

There are some books you connect with as a woman, as a mom, as a human. Here are a few that resonated with me:


Still Alice



Room



The Glass Castle



Secret Life of Bees



The Red Tent



Memoirs of a Geisha



The Joy Luck Club



Life Among the Savages



Ordinary People



A Year By the Sea


Have you read any of these? Are any on your to-read list?






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!