Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunday Synopsis: August 16, 2009


Giveaways: My current giveaways are awesome children's books from Sylven Dell Publishing! You do NOT want to miss out on these!!

Books Received: This is my list of books that I have received, all from a variety of sources. I have noted the sources in paratheses.
  • Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (library)
Currently Reading:
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (audio)
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder (page 9 of 301)

Reviews to Come:

  • Wait Until Twilight by Sang Pak
  • Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
  • The Little Island by Golden MacDonald and Leonard Weisgard
  • Black and White by David Macauley
  • Mei Li by Thomas Handforth
  • Moose and Magpie by Bettina Restrepo
  • Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk
  • Mother Osprey: Nursery Rhymes for Buoys & Gulls by Lucy Nolan
  • What's New At The Zoo?: An Animal Adding Adventure by Suzanne Slade
  • Crossroads by Chris Grabenstein
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • Rocky Mountain Snow Ghosts by Patti Hurst
  • Every Last Cuckoo by Kate Maloy
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
  • Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Survival of the Fittest by Jonathan Kellerman
  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • S is for Save the Planet by Brad Herzog
  • Moose, Bear and Hummingbird by Susan Tone, Gabriel D'Luzansky, and Mary Delaney
  • Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney
  • Mesmeric Revelation by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe Fridays)
Around the Blogosphere:
  • Kristen has officially launched her Re-Read Challenge over at We Be Reading!!!!! For all of you who are like me (i.e., love to own every book s/he reads, but may never read it more than once!), now is your chance to appreciate and love those books one more time! I will have an official post coming soon. I'm very, very excited about this one!!
  • Over at Alexia's Books and Such, she started the conversation, Reviews: Short & Sweet or Long & Detailed? It made me begin thinking about what my readers prefer! I tend to go more for the long side, but will occasionally write shorter versions. (Maybe this is why I'm so stinkin' behind in my reviews these days?!?!) I encourage all you fellow bloggers to join in the conversation! Besides, I'm curious what you have to say as well!
  • My Friend Amy educated us and confessed her own love in My Name is Amy and I Read YA. Do you read YA? I do and love them!!

Additional Updates:

  • Yep, once again, my updates have not been posted! I made a decision this last week that will affect the way they are launched and therefore, created more work for myself!! For all of you subscribers out there, I want to apologize upfront. I am going to be importing some information this week and posting some things from past dates. You may become inundated with posts when I do this, but please bear with me. All this talk is enough! It's time to walk the walk!!
  • I have decided to make this a weekly post. It helps me to motivate and organize myself. If you would like to join in, please feel free to do so. Just remember to comment so I don't miss out on your weekly synopsis!

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