It's the week of the book fair, and, if I've ever felt book-ed out, it might be this week.
It doesn't help that I've had a nasty lingering cold all week.
"A book, not a toy," was the refrain I heard from parents to their kids, "A book, not a toy." The powerful draw of a single Lego figure, encased in plastic, in the front of a $24.99 behemoth. A necklace, in front of a pinkish tween book. A row of stickers in the back of another Barbie book. Frozen book-from-movie selling out long before the latest Mo Willems. Passing over the fabulous $1.99 discount book for a pen that might work for a week.
I did my best, my mighty book warrior friends. But I think I'm down for the count.
On the other hand, I seemed to want nothing more, after a long day tirelessly, relentlessly, futilely cheering for books, than a hearty read each evening. I downed books like after-dinner mints.
Here's what I finished:
The new Jerry Pinkney, along with One Witch at a Time and I Love You, Blankie, all arrived and were subsequently read this week. The Kitchen House was a real novel, shared by a wonderful volunteer/book lover at the book fair this week. Of course, Weird But True and Secret Guide to Paris were both purchases from said book fair.
No reviews yet, but coming soon, I promise. When I get rested up. And well.
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.
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.
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! As part of this weekly meme Book Journey loves to encourage you all to go and visit the others participating in this meme.