Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday Synopsis: March 7, 2010

GIVEAWAY:   The winners of the Fairy Tale Giveaway were announced; however, two people did not respond!  Therefore, I have listed the new winners below.  You will have until Wednesday, March 10th at 12:00 Midnight Central time.
REVIEWS:  None (again)!


  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (audio; disc 6 of 8)
  • Magic Tree House #4:  Pirates Past Noon by Mary Pope Osborne (reading with my son!; page 27 of 67)
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner (page 13 of 374)

  • The Shack by Wm. Paul Young (library sale)
  • Queen Bees & Wannabes by Rosalind Wiseman (library sale)
  • The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (library sale)

  • Magic Tree House #3:  Mummies in the Morning by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale 
  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon and Dean Hale
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  • The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo
  • Across the Endless River by Thad Carhart
  • Magic Tree House #2:  The Knight at Dawn by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Magic Tree House #1:  Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Only in New York, Darling by Virginie Sommet
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • The Shimmer by David Morrell
  • Royal Blood by Rona Sharon
  • The End of the Beginning by Avi
  • Matchless by Gregory Maguire
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • 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
  • Don't forget that this week is Share-a-Story, Shape-a-Future!!!  I hope to check in every day this week in addition to getting a couple of other things posted!  I'm soooooo excited!!
  • Sylvan Dell Publishing is offering FREE access to Panda's Earthquake Escape e-book the entire month of March to help explaining to the younger crows about the earthquakes that are devastating those many affected recently.  It's a very informative story with lots of related activities available online, and beautiful illustrations.  I highly recommend that you check it out!
  • Tasha over at Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Books (formerly known as Heidenkind's Hideaway) featured a while back a post on The New Dickens.  She weighs in on her thoughts about who is the modern tale master of tales.  My personal vote is Stephen King!!  I think he has some brilliant work, beyond the horror genre.
FINAL THOUGHTS:  I had a great first book club meeting this last week!  I only had a couple people show up, but we had some great book chat and voted on our book choices for the next six months.  For those interested, I have listed our books below:
  • April:  The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  • May:  The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • June:  Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • July:  Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult
  • August:  The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • September:  The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


  1. Thank you for the linkage, Tif! It looks like you're catching up a little bit with the reviews, right? :)

  2. score! Thanks so much! :)

    I'm sending you my address!

  3. heidenkind . . . I did get a good chunk done by wrapping up Poe Fridays. Though I haven't been so good since!! :)

    J.T. Oldfield . . . You are so welcome! I just sent the book out yesterday!!


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