A friend recently gifted me the book that made her youngest child excited to read... Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. First of all, let's just consider what an incredible gift that is... to bestow upon a book lover the book that changed the reading life of someone they love. I was very honored to have received such a gift. The intersection of beautiful drawings and honest writing really emphasizes the two different stories and makes the convergence of those two stories the mo
As I mentioned in a previous post, I had fallen in love with Neil Gaiman's children books after a friend so thoughtfully sent me a copy of Blueberry Girl after the birth of Lorelai. The book was honest and empowering, and it has since become my go-to gift for friends having daughters.I also follow Gaiman religiously on Twitter, but hadn't yet had the opportunity to read his books available to older age groups. While at my local indie, I purchased The Graveyard Book as a way
I know I've discussed this before, but I am dead inside and therefore am not a fan of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon. Luckily for me, Lorelai feels the same and cares more about chewing on the book than reading it (however, she will only deign to go in her crib if I've read her Curdoroy at least three times. Girl has taste, what can I say?)
Besides the colors that actual hurt my delicate eyeballs... my biggest issue with the book is the repeat on two subsequent page
I'm currently drinking my Tazo Awake tea out of the most awesome mug! Banned books FTW! In-laws rock! (although I'm dying that Ulysses is the one right where the handle meets the mug. Why you gotta follow me everywhere, James Joyce?!)
And don't forget... Banned Book Week takes place from September 21st-27th! #bannedbook #holiday #ulysses #jamesjoyce
So, last night I chose to break out of my book hermit ways and attended a discussion at a beautiful independent book store local to me (Byrd's Books in Bethel, CT if you want to make a trip). They were holding a conversation on The Giver in anticipation of the release of the film adaptation (August 15th!) and, as you know, I'm a big ole sucker for Jonas et al. I grabbed a good friend, a big cup of coffee and jumped out of my comfort zone.
And I'm so glad I did. It was a