Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Synopsis: November 28, 2009


GIVEAWAY: Don't forget to check out Giving My Thanks!!!, featuring a giveaway of a family pack of *NEW* books for your whole family!! It's my way of showing my appreciation for all the support from my readers (despite my random presence this year)!!

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (audio; disc 3 of 10)
  • Defenders of the Scroll by Shiraz
  • Daniel X: Watch the Skies by James Patterson & Ned Rust
  • King by Right of Blood and Might by Anna L. Walls
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
  • Arthur's Audio Favorites Volume 2 by Marc Brown
  • A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi
  • Dancing with Ana by Nicole Barker
  • George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World by Tracy Kidder
  • Fool by Christopher Moore
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • 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
  • 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 Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Facts in the Case of in M. Valdemar by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Sleeper by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Spectacles by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Some Words With A Mummy by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • William Wilson by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Oblong Box by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe (Poe Fridays)
  • Over at One Literature Nut, The W's of Reading: What Is It About Reading? is examined. What is it that draws us bookworms to reading anywhere, everywhere, all the time? Can we really pinpoint the reason? Probably not, but One Literature Nut does a good job of putting it into words just the same!
  • The theme for Share-A-Story, Shape-A-Future 2010 has been set as well as the daily topics!!! Are you going to be joining in on It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader?!?! I will be!!
  • Over at J. Kaye's Book Blog, she is a doing a Book Blog Read-a-Long in 2010. I am very excited about this new event, along with all of her other changes that are to come in the new year. If you have not yet seen her blog, I highly recommend you check it out! It's a great place for book-ish conversation!
  • I've received some new awards!! I posted about them here or you can just do a quick scan under my Awards page!
  • I've also added a few more books to my Wish List!
  • And, most importantly, I am so excited to share with you that I will be attending an event with Elie Wiesel (author of Night, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient) this upcoming week!!! I'm hoping to blog all about it before the week ends!!


  1. Re: Your "Reviews to Come" list - Can't wait to see what you have to say about Moore's Fool. I keep hearing over and over again how hilarious Moore is, but just haven't gotten to him.

    Also, good luck with Angela's Ashes. It's good, but depressing. Just try to remember the funny parts.

    Cool blog, too. I just found you and am following now.


  2. Gotta ask. The Reviews to Come, are those books you've read but haven't written a review yet?

  3. Greg Zimmerman . . . here's a itty bitty hint . . . loved it!! :) Thanks for following by the way! Hope to see you back for more conversation soon!

    J.Kaye . . . As much as I hate to admit it, they are books that I have read, but have not yet written the review for! Pretty pathetic, I know!! :( I've got a lot of work to do to get caught up by the end of the year!! I don't want to have to start it out already so far behind!!

  4. All I can say is bless your heart. I do feel your pain.

  5. Wow, Elie Wiesel--that's cool! I can't wait for your post about it. :)

  6. J. Kaye . . . Well, thank you! Someday (hopefully, by the new year!) I will finally get caught up! I better get in gear because it is approaching all too fast!

    heidenkind . . . I hope to have it up soon! I took lots of notes and thought it was a very inspiring night!


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