Books to the Sky

“Books to the ceiling, Books to the sky, My pile of books is a mile high. How I love them! How I need them! I'll have a long beard by the time I read them.” ― Arnold Lobel

Giving Books

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As the holidays and gift giving season are upon us, I know many people are struggling to find the perfect gift. If you’re looking to buy for someone who loves books, this app can certainly help. NPR’s Book Concierge  lists “some 250 titles NPR staff and critics loved”. And that’s just for 2014. There are links to the lists for 2008 – 2014, plus the list for 2013 and 2014 have filters to help find exactly what you want.

If you’re buying for a teen/tween then this post from the lovely Mir Kamin at Alpha Mom has suggestions.   Also Jen at the blog Epbot has a love for young adult fiction which has led to a list of really good book reviews.

To me books are always the perfect gift. Happy shopping!

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Promises to Keep

promises to keep

The summer of 1967 marked many changes in Rosalind Anthony’s life. New town, new house, new school, new friends, and a new life without her Daddy. Roz knows that her Daddy was dangerous some times, but there were good times too. Her brother Wally said Daddy was like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, you never knew which one would be there.

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Summertime has made my brain lethargic. There are many posts rattling around up there, but the minute my fingers touch the keyboard, poof. Mist. When it coalesces again I’ll have thoughts on the whole Sookie Stackhouse series, a novelization of Jane Austen’s life, the amazing “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” and several short stories to share. In the meantime, here are a few quotes about reading.

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Love is Hell


I think this is the last in the “hell” series that I’ll have for a while. I’m not sure if there are more out there that I haven’t read or not. Here we have five supernatural stories of young love. Read the rest of this entry »

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