Thursday, October 25, 2007

Back online

Well, it has been a busy time here in the entwood.
My gig at the local junior high was a happy time.
  • At least half the books in my "Read these, I promise they are good!" display got checked out.
  • Talked some more parents off the Accelerated Reader
    "ledge of despair"
  • Gave Cinda Williams Chima's Warrior Heir to a reader who can't wait for the next Percy Jackson
  • Danced with happiness to see Gail Gauthier's Happy Kid in the box of new books that arrived

  • Booktalked Caroline Cooney's Flash Fire as a current event tie-in to the fires in California

There has never been more to read about on the blogs as the Blogging for the Cure for Robert's Snow continues.

...and I have never had more to read as my inbox has exploded with interesting emails about the event and the new Kidlitosphere list_serv.

On the home front, Saturday is Homecoming with all the incumbent rituals and frenzies surrounding the dance. Keep Treebeard aka Mr. BookMoot (and the young man coming to fetch Entling no. 3) in your thoughts.

An angry Ent is terrifying. Their fingers, and their toes just freeze on to rock; and they tear it up like bread-crust.
-- "Flotsam and Jetsam", The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Hopefully we will be back to our regularly scheduled broadcasting next week.

9 comments:

Kelly Fineman said...

The third book comes out here soon, but the fifth is coming out in the U.K. soon. It's so unfair that they're delaying it here, but I guess they're hoping it will magically catch on. I adore the Jimmy Coates books, though (and Joe Craig is a great guy, btw).

gail said...

I'm dancing with happiness to hear about Happy Kid! in that box, too.

Mary Lee said...

In a comment completely unrelated to content...where do you get the little flower bullets? Is that a Blogger thing I don't know about?

Love your Blog Style!

Camille said...

ML--The flower bullets just happen when I use bullets in this template. they look like regular bullets when I am composing and then morph into these when I publish. They are kinda cool.

Jen said...

I'm new to your blog and am loving all of your book recommendations. I'm a librarian (sort of) at an elementary school but am looking to teach English Lit at the Middle School or High School level. All that to say, the past couple of posts have been exceptionally interesting. So, thanks!

One question (of course): I haven't read anything by Joan Bauer. Which of hers would be good to start with?

Camille said...

Oh Joan Bauer is WONDERFUL Her Newbery book is 'Hope was Here.' I love 'Rules of the Road' and the sequel, 'Best Foot Forward.'

I think my daughter has read 'Squashed' too many times to count. Bauer's main characters have a focus (waitressing, being a shoe seller, growing pumpkin giants) that helps them cope with serious issues in their personal lives.

Jen said...

Thanks!

Kelly V. said...

How can I find out more about the new Kidlitosphere list_serve? I'm new to blogs, and am thinking of starting my own about middle grade/YA fiction and writing. I'm an English teacher, BTW.

Thanks!

Kelly

Camille said...

Kelly V.
I need to check how you join but here is the yahoo groups page:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Kidlitosphere/