Sunday, May 1, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers; April Reading Recap

Happy May Day!  

Groovy Girl and I usually do the whole May basket celebration, which is something I enjoyed as a child and is now fun to do with her and her friends.  This year we had a church event to help at and didn't get home until 3-ish and I truly needed a nap.  Needless to say no May baskets happened and Groovy Girl's answer when I said "sorry"-"that's okay, mama-there's always  next year!"  Love her.

I must have been blessed with a lot of reading time this month because I read a whopping 10 books!  This is a lot for me as evidenced by March's total of four. I generally average about 7-8 so I'm proud of 10.   Also I only count chapter books not picture books, which I read tons of every day for work.  The unfortunate part is that I've only reviewed one of them so this first week of May I'm going to attempt to write a post a day about each of these so I can get caught up.  They were all very, very good so writing should be easy.

  1.  Saraswati's Way by Monika Schrader 
  2.  Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpoole
  3.  The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  4.  The Sister's Gimm by Michael Buckley 
  5.  Not Your Mother's Casserole's by Faith Durand
  6.  The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca (ARC)
  7.  Bitter End by Jennifer Brown (ARC)
  8.  Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  9.  Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos
  10.  I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg )
In other news I have a winner to announce....drum roll please...Natalie from one of my favorite blogs,  This Purple Crayon has won a copy of Marc Brown's Arthur Turns Green.  Quite awhile ago I won a copy of David Levithan's Boy Meets Boy at her blog so I this is a little karmic payback when her name was drawn.  She is an elementary librarian as well and does a lot of reading.  Congratulations Natalie! David  Levithan will be at our public library this week and I plan to get Boy Meets Boy signed by him.

and How was your weekend?


NatalieSap said...

Woohoo! Thank you! I forgot about Boy Meets Boy - that's so wonderful that you'll get to meet David Levithan! As for your recap, you did get a lot of reading done. Have you written about Moon Over Manifest yet? I haven't read it yet but feel like I should since it won the Newbery and all. Anyhow, thanks again!

Janssen said...

I just got Bitter End and cannot WAIT to read it!