Monday, February 10, 2014

World Book Night Giver !!!!!!!!

Thrilled to be selected as a World Book Night Giver for the second year.  My title  Bridge to Terabithia.  My target recipients...students athletes at the local sportsplex.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Librarian Quote

She was brilliant and joyous and she believed- probably correctly- that libraries contain the answers to all things, to everything, and that if you can't find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably doesn't exist in this or any parallel universe now or ever to be known. She was thoughtful and kind and she always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and she knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time. 

And she was wonderfully unhinged.

Gary Paulsen, Mudshark

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My New Motto


"Mercury is in retrograde."  Marty Deeks

Friday, November 1, 2013

2014 Book Night Giver Application CHECK

I completed my giver application today for World Book Night 2014.


Choices

1st          Bridge to Terabithia

2nd        Hoot

3rd        Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


My target recipients are athletes at the junior high level at the ball fields, tennis courts, and swimming pool.

There is a story behind choice #1 that goes back about 30 years. 

Both choice 1 and 2 have runners as characters. Thus I hope the appeal to athletes.

And Miss Peregrine is just weird enough junior high age kids will love it!









Sunday, October 27, 2013

World Book Night 2014 Book Choices

On October 24th the book choices for the 2014 World Book Night were announced.


2014 Book List

To download the list with ISBN's please click here.
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
The Ruins of Gorlan: The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1 by John Flanagan
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (Large Print edition) by Jamie Ford
The Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye
The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Wait Till Next Year by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Pontoon by Garrison Keillor
Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Miss Darcy Falls in Love by Sharon Lathan
Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee
Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean
Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin
Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan
Sunrise Over Fallujah by Walter Dean Myers
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
When I was Puerto Rican by Esmeralda Santiago
Cuando Era Puertorriqueña by Esmeralda Santiago
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Large Print edition) by Maria Semple
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff
100 Best-Loved Poems edited by Philip Smith


To see book covers and learn more about the selected books follow this link


Also applications are open to be a book giver.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Wow, Neil Gaiman!! You are the best!!!!!

The very day I was dis-ing Neil Gaiman's book The Ocean at the End of the Lane, he was standing up for reading and libraries at the Barbican in London. The Reading Agency's annual lecture series was initiated in 2012 as a platform for leading writers and thinkers to share original, challenging ideas about reading and libraries.

Wonderful, wonderful and much in agreement with my view of books, reading, libraries, and learning



Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming




Take the time to follow the link and read his speech.