- Literary Locals for August 2009: Don't forget to check out some of your locals!! I love the creative direction that everyone is taking with this one!!
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (purchased at Borders)
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (purchased at Borders)
- Fool by Christopher Moore (audio; disc 4 of 7)
- Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder (page 168 of 301)
REVIEWS TO COME:
- 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
- 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)
AROUND THE BLOGOSPHERE:
- I was highlighted over at Lost in Books for Rebecca's 20 Questions feature this week!! I was very excited about the opportunity and appreciate the discovery of new blogs via this medium!! Don't forget to check out the other featured blogs every Tuesday and Thursday!!
- J. Kaye's Book Blog discussed Reading Challenges & Memes: Proper Blogging Etiquette. She provided useful information for bloggers as well as encouraged dialogue about generic comments. My opinion . . . I will sometimes take a somewhat generic comment and revise it to be more personal. I really believe that just having comments sometimes can brighten someone's day. Obviously, someone took the time enough to visit and comment when they did not necessarily even need to do that. That alone means something!
- Topics for Book Blogger Appreciation Week have been posted!!! If you are a planner (something I am currently working on), don't forget to head on over and check them out!!
- I wrapped up the August Reading Challenge with a total of four whopping books!!! I am sure hoping to get through more books this next month. I've had a lot going on and seeing that low number has helped me to realize why I feel so stressed this month.
- Earlier this week, I announced the winners to my Sylvan Dell Giveaway! Congats once again to the lucky recipients of some great books!! All books are on their way!!
- I received a handful of awards this week at various blogs!! I am planning on posting more details and sharing the love later this week!! In the meantime, THANK YOU!!