Talking About Books (Well, Mostly Other People Talking About Books!)
Warriors & Seekers fans! Don’t forget! This weekend (Saturday the 14th), we will be having a very exciting Wands and Worlds author chat – and by “we” I mean ALL the Erin Hunters: Victoria Holmes, Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and me! So exciting! Maybe Vicky will reveal SHOCKING SECRETS ABOUT DOOMED CATS AND FUTURE BOOKS and…maybe she won’t. ;-) We’ll have to wait and see! :-) But don’t worry if you’re not a member or can’t make it to the chat; wonderful Sheila Ruth always posts a transcript afterwards, so you’ll still get to read all of Vicky’s clever/tricky/designed-to-torture-you answers! 🙂
Now, I fully intend to talk about books for real in my next post, but in the meanwhile, there’s a blog I’ve been meaning to point you all toward for months, because I LOVE it:
If you’re looking for book recommendations, or thoughts about what to read (with your kids, or your parents, or your friends), or just some really insightful discussions about books, check it out! I am friends with the Annie in question, and she’s one of my favorite people, and she has SO MANY smart things to say about books (as does her aunt!). I cannot wait to re-read all my favorite kids’ books with Jonah (and discover some new ones!), so I know this blog is going to be helpful…it’s already making our to-read list longer and longer!
Right now Jonah’s favorite books are pretty much the ones where Mom and Dad have to make a lot of kooky noises, like:
which is pretty hilarious (“Mr. Brown makes lightning, SPLATT SPLATT SPLATT, and it’s very very hard to make a noise like that!”).
So check out Annie’s blog, join us for the author chat if you can, and I’ll be back next week with more book-y thoughts (and OK, probably more baby photos)! 🙂
Quote of the Day: “After the doctor’s departure, Sergei Ivanovich expressed a wish to go to the river with a fishing rod. He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation.” – Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
(ha ha ha! Turns out Tolstoy is kind of hilarious sometimes! Yes, despite my Crime and Punishment experience, I’m giving another Russian book a chance, and so far this one is MUCH more awesome.) 🙂