Hi! Sorry I've been gone so long. I had that whole vacation, computer glitch thing, and now that I'm back home and in possession of my lovely computer, my Comcast Internet has gone out. Which, needless to say, isn't exactly um, convenient. Anyway, I'm happily plunked down with a warm bagel and strawberry lemonade in a cafe that's open until 10pm. Ten pm on a Sunday! Clearly, it's a lovely land.
Books I Read on my Summer Vacation:
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (1st teen book!)
Dragon's Keep by Janet Lee Carey (woo! sent me to the encyclopedia)
Frozen Rodeo (it came with the highest personal recommendation)
A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby (which took too long. Stupid adult books.)
The Spell Book of Listen Taylor by Jaclyn Moriarty (not done. underwhelmed thus far. Will eventually go back.)
The Off Season by Catherine Murdock (hello? Sequel to Dairy Queen. OF COURSE I'd read it!)
Tamar by Mal Peet (heavy, serious, long, gripping)
I'll review all of these eventually.
Two additional bits of news for those who have missed them:
Die-hards I'm sure already know this, but for the rest of us, the first chapter of Eclipse has been posted on Stephenie Meyer's site.
ALA has started an award for audio books for kids and teens. This excites me, since I do love me some audio books. It's called the Odyssey Award. They are taking field nominations for titles, but you'll have to be seconded by a committee member. Find more information on the award site; to nominate look here.