Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday Synopsis: September 20, 2009

DISCUSSIONS: I do not have any new discussion that I want to highlight here, but I do want to remind all the Midwest Book Bloggers about a possible Party/Convention. If you are interested, click here and share your thoughts!!

REVIEWS: I did not complete any reviews this week! :( That's okay . . . It was Book Blogger Appreciation Week). See the next section for what I did get done!!

BOOK BLOGGER APPRECIATION WEEK POSTS: In honor of BBAW, the following posts were written in celebration!!


  • Only in New York, Darling! by Virginie Sommet (author)


  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne (audio; disc 2 of 4)
  • Legacy by Cayla Kluver (page 44 of 462)
  • George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl (page 18 of 89)
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder
  • Fool by Christopher Moore
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Eldorado by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Spectacles by Edgar Allen Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Don't forget to check out ALL the amazing giveaways (some are still going on!!), guest posts, winners, and much more over at the official Book Blogger Appreciation Week website!!
  • Once again, J. Kaye had a great post that got me thinking, titled Book Chat vs Book Reviews vs Twitter Book Chat. Wouldn't it be great if we "virtually" read books with our fellow bloggers, chatting along the way and then sharing our final thoughts?!? Brilliant, isn't it?!? It got me thinking and brainstorming . . . let's see where it goes from there?!?


  • Yesterday afternoon, I hosted a Literary Pirate party!!!!! We only ended up having one additional guest (not bad for just moving to this city a few months ago!), but we had a total blast!! As soon as I download the photos, edit them as needed, etc., I will be posting all about it here!!! Despite the lack of attendees, I have every intention of doing something similar in the Spring, but with a different theme!!! Nothing makes me happier than spreading the love of reading!! :)
  • I posted about a multitude of awards that I have received over the last few weeks. Awards truly make me smile!!
  • Don't forget that this month is Roald Dahl month!!!!!!! Read a book, watch a movie, and/or visit his website!!!!!


  1. Great list of books to be reviewed!

  2. FYI... The correct spelling is "Edgar Allan Poe" - there's no "e" in his so-called middle name.

  3. J. Kaye . . . Thanks! Now, I just have to get them reviewed!!! :)

    Rob Velella . . . Thanks for catching that!! I've changed it in later posts! I can't believe I didn't notice that before!!! I'm a dork!! :)


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