Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Synopsis: August 30, 2009


  • Re-visiting Books as Bridges: A couple of weeks ago, I posted a discussion regarding the connections we can make with books. I just wanted to share a comment made by The Book Chook on this topic simply because it hits upon exactly what I was getting at, just put much more eloquently!!: "Another thing I love about books is that they build bridges between cultures. Kids who have no way of travelling to Africa say, can read a picture book and gain an understanding of how other childrens' lives are alike or different to their own. I believe literature is a top way to increase tolerance in our society." Thanks Book Chook!!


GIVEAWAYS: Only one day remains of this giveaway!!!!! Sign up before tomorrow, August 31, 2009 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 1st.

  • Fool by Christopher Moore (audio; library)


  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (audio: disc 9 of 9)
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder (page 116 of 301)
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Ugly Duckling by Jerry Pinkney
  • Mesmeric Revelation by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Facts in the Case of in M. Valdemar by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Sleeper by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Kristen over at We Be Reading began an interesting conversation, Do You Discuss Unfinished Books? Me? There has only been one book that I have not finished and I truly feel that it was due to the medium (it was an e-book) rather than the book itself. I didn't discuss the book, but I did discuss e-books (click here for the conversation).
  • mjmbecky over at One Literature Nut . . . asked How Many Do You Read? I tend to read/listen to multiple books at one time, depending on my location or mood. Though, there are many days that I wish I was still a one-book-woman!! :) What about you?
ADDITIONAL UPDATES: Just the same news as last week. More past posts being imported and hopefully, I can launch the new changes this week!!


  1. Thanks for the mention. I love hearing about other's reading habits. I've been off moving into a new home, so I'm only now slowly catching up. :)

  2. Not a problem!! Hope you are settling well!! :)


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