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!  🙂

Hello, intrepid little swimmer!

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:

Annie and Aunt

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!

Um, could I please learn to crawl first?

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)!  🙂

Super Baby!

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.)  🙂