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Showing posts from February 20, 2011

Blog Hop (4)

This week's question comes from Jen B. who blogs at I Read Banned Books:

"Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something different?"

When I thought of a blog name I played around with alliteration, but nothing seemed to fit. Then I saw my broken book light on the table. My BFF always picks on me for using a flashlight to read at night. (She's the one that bought me the book light for a Christmas present.) Old habits die hard, I guess. I still use a flashlight to read. It's cheaper to replace batteries than to buy a whole new light when the kiddos break/lose them. Plus, I now have a super cute pink flashlight all to myself. =)

So, in answer to the question, I think the blog name fits me. For those that know me well enough, they can appreciate the humor in the name.

I am going to post something "extra" on this blog hop. I'm starting a lunch time book club with some preteens at school. WE NEED A BOOK CLUB NAME. I can't think of anything t…

In My Mailbox-- Debut Edition

While I was out gathering books and other bookish items for the giveaway during Fairy Tale Fortnight, I couldn't resist buying a few additional books for myself.

From Borders (going out of business sale) I bought:

1. A huge read-aloud edition of Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
2. Wings by E.D. Baker

From Books-a-Million I bought:

1. Cindy Ella and Geek Charming by Robin Palmer

From Barnes & Noble I ordered:

Midnight Pearls, Before Midnight, and Golden: A Retelling of Rapunzel by Cameron Dokey

As far as books read/currently reading, I finished The Mind Reader and Double Date by R.L. Stine. Yes, Fear Street throw backs. What can I say, it was a request from a student...and a frightening reminder of hideous clothing trends from the early 90s. Even in printed word the clothes are scary.

I'm (still) reading Spoiled by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. I want to find time to finish reading this book. It's hilarious! I love celebrity parodies... this book even has a plot mixed in…

Giveaways for Fairy Tale Fortnight event

I've decided that my roll in the guest posting during the Fairy Tale Fortnight will be hosting giveaways. There will be two separate giveaways, one on The Book Rat's blog and one on Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing's blog. Giveaway package #1 will be geared toward children's books (my personal favorite when it comes to fairy tales), while giveaway #2 will be more for the YA reader.

Goodie package numero uno: For the younger reader

Goodie package numero dos: For the YA reader


Fairy Tale Fortnight Event

I've signed up to write a guest post for the Fairy Tale Fortnight that will take place from mid April until the end of April. The event is being hosted by The Book Ratand Books from Bleh to Basically Amazing. As awesome as this event and my chance to do something new is, I have NO idea what my part in the event should be. I am completely stumped. More than stumped.... baffled.

I need ideas. Lots of ideas, actually. Here is what I thought of so far:
I could read some less known (or new) fairy tale retellings and write reviews. I could do a little research and try to find the history behind one or two of the Grimm's fairy tales. I could have a student write an original fairy tale and then post it. (I think they would get a kick out of knowing their story was on the web.) I could host a giveaway or two. Maybe some fairy tale-ish books, movies, etc. Other ideas are welcome. I feel very limited. What do guest posters typically write about? I have no idea. Please feel free to give m…