Sunday, May 29, 2011

Library Loot

I had a lovely weekend cooking idea all about my attempt to bring less packaging into our home. The project is actually going quite well and I had photos to share but I cannot find our camera anywhere in the house!?! While I attempt to think back, back, backwards in my brain until the last moment I remember touching the tiny camera bag that post will just have to wait. We are a one camera family and my phone does take pictures but that is where they stay...on my phone...because I don't have a connecting cable.

Instead we have Library Loot as we did make it to the library yesterday with Groovy Girl in tow and we found lots of amazing books and DVDs. 

Sister's Gimm Books #'s 3 and 4.  We read 1, 2 and up to Chapter 5 of 3 but had to return it to her school library but they cut us off  and she had to return it on Friday.  (of course I get this as I'm a school librarian as well but it still felt a little like getting a book ripped out of my hands)   Have you read this series yet?  I tried a few years back and didn't get into it on my own but reading it with her has made all the difference.

Newsgirl by Liza Ketchum. (2009) This one's been getting a lot of press but I was drawn to it just from reading the flap.  My dad was a newspaper man and I love historical fiction making this a great combination.  Sadly, this morning while updating my status on Goodreads I read quite a few ho-hum reviews on this title.  How much do other reviews influence your take on a book?  I can't say for sure but I feel a little less excitement over this book. I'll forge ahead and form my own opinion.

Groovy Girl's picks from the "NEW" shelf in the library:

Welcome to Italy by Mary Berendes. (2008)
Welcome to Russia by Elma Schemenauer (2008).

Brava, Mimi! by Helga Bansch (2010)

Hide and Squeak by Heather Vogel Frederick. (2011)

Dotty by Erica S. Pearl (2010)
Everything but the Horse by Holly Hobbie(2010)

I can easily do a personality profile on Groovy Girl just by her library picks!  What do you think?  A girl who loves travel, learning, animals and bright covers!


Tina's Blog said...

Everything But the Horse is one of Reeve's favorites...she may end up with it for her birthday. I have Newsgirl sitting on my TBR stack from when it came out - someday! And, I also cannot find my camera. I have looked so many places. UGH! We went to the CF library yesterday as well, but just for a few moments. I picked up ten-ish new picture books since my chapter book and adult book piles are out of control.

Sarah said...

Groovy Girl is awesome.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

These are some great selections! Don't you just love the new Holly Hobbie stories? :)

TheBookGirl said...

The presence of alot of "so so" reviews on book sites would not stop me from reading something I really want to read; it might, however, make me go into it with slightly lowered expectations :)