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Saturday, January 24, 2009

ALMOST HEAVEN

I feel like I died and went to heaven last night. ALA is having their midwinter meeting in Denver. The exhibit hall opened last night- I was one of the first people in the door and one of the last people to leave (my boys are now absolutely sure that their mother qualifies as one of the world's biggest nerds!) All of the publishers are there with their latest and greatest, and I got to look at tons of books that people have been blogging about, e.g. BLACK

I bought a couple of books, the new DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, which I had planned to go buy for the boys this weekend, and SAMANTHA HANSEN HAS ROCKS IN HER HEAD. Mostly, though, I picked up free ARC's!

Here's a list of what I will be reading for the next few weeks:

LISTEN TO THE WIND- Greg Mortenson (this is THREE CUPS OF TEA for kids, I also got the THREE CUPS OF TEA chapter book for kids)
THE BEAUTIFUL STORIES OF LIFE: SIX GREEK MYTHS RETOLD- Cynthia Rylant
JUST GRACE GOES GREEN (third grade-ish novel)- Cherise Mericle Harper
DRAGONBREATH (young novel)- Ursula Vernon
SIR JOHN HARGRAVES MISCHIEF MAKER'S NOVEL
WOULD YOU RATHER (gross choices to ask kids- dinner table conversations with the boys!) Justin Heimberg and David Gomberg
THE VALENTINE CAT (young novel)- Ann Whitehead Nagda
PETE'S DISAPPEARING ACT- (dog novel)- Jenny Tripp
TROLL'S EYE VIEW- (fantasy)edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling 
MY VICKSBURG (historical fiction)- Ann Rinaldi
MY BROTHER ABE (history)- Harry Mazer
CHASING LINCOLN'S KILLER (historical fiction)- James Swanson
TILLMON COUNTY FIRE= Pamela Ehrenburg
CLOSED FOR THE SEASON- (mystery)- Mary Downing Hahn 
THRE GREAT RECEIVER- (football)-Elena Yates Eulo
CITY BOY (YA)- Jan Michael
ABSOLUTELY MAYBE (YA)- Lisa Yee
THREE WILLOWS- (YA)- Ann Brashares
FOREVER (YA)- Meg Cabot
WINTERGIRLS (YA)- Laurie Halsen Anderson
FLYGIRL (YA) Sherri L. Smith
THE UNKNOWNS- YA mystery- Benedict Carey
ANNIE'S GHOSTS- (memoir/mystery)- Steve Luxenberg
DREAMING IN HINDI (adult memoir)- Katherine Russell Rich
THE WRITING ON MY FOREHEAD (adult novel)- Nafisa Haji
HOW WE DECIDE (adult nonfiction)- Jonah Lehrer
JOKER ONE- Donovan Campbell
THE WORD SNOOP- Ursula Dubosarsky

FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Laura Benson said...

...and, hey, you don't need to worry about lifting weights because you already did (All those books!). Can't wait to hear more about your next book adventures.
Hugs from Dubai xoxo

Laura Benson said...

...and, hey, you don't need to worry about lifting weights because you already did (All those books!). Can't wait to hear more about your next book adventures.
Hugs from Dubai xoxo