Archive of Bibliojunk

05Jan2012
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk

For the love of books

I don't know if you've noticed, but Caren and I haven't written much in the last, oh, several months.  It's been a turbulent year for both our families and the dust-covered website is evidence of how little of our time has been available for writing reviews.  There have been many times that I've wondered why I'm bothering to keep this up at all with how neglected it's become, but every time I de

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15Aug2011
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk
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Uncle Orson’s Writing Class

Back in April, my husband surprised me for my birthday by signing me up for Orson Scott Card's writing class in August.  He must have gotten tired of listening to me talk about how someday I wanted to go to his class and decided to take matters into his own hands.  Plus, by then we knew we were moving to North Carolina, where the class is taught, so he saw a perfect opportunity to save himself s

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19Mar2011
Author
Co-review
Category
Bibliojunk, Co-Review

Co-review: Best and Worst of 2010

I know what you're thinking.  "2010?  Are you serious?"  Yes, yes I am.  Just because we just celebrated St. Patrick's Day doesn't mean we can't take a little time to look back and reminisce at 2010, does it?  Okay, really, I had planned to do this post three months ago.  But I'm pretty sure the content won't change just because it's late.  Remember that this list only includes books we rea

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15Feb2011
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk
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RHE on Facebook

If you're not friends with me (and why aren't you, don't you love me?) on Facebook, you probably don't know that Red Hot Eyebrows has its own Facebook page.  I know, it's cool.  You want to hop on over to Facebook right this minute and check it out.  I can hear you clicking on your Facebook account in another window.  Yes, I am that intuitive. I've been putting up random tidbits like the an

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25Jan2011
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk
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What’s on my nightstand, er, living room bench

I saw on 5 Minutes For Books this morning an invitation to join in the "what's on my nightstand" blog post for the fourth Tuesday of every month.  Sounded like fun.  My eyes are always bigger than my stomach, metaphorically speaking, so I'm actually doing "what's on my living room bench".  A few days ago I realized that the library book situation at our house was reaching ridiculous proportions

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10Jan2011
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk

Awards season

Today the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz and other awards were announced by the American Library Association.  Here's the official press release, if you'd like to peruse it.  Personally, I consider this a to-do list.  I like to have read what books are all the buzz before the awards are announced, but that didn't happen this year.  Let's be honest, that's happened once.  But I aspire to be the ki

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06Jan2011
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk

Indulgent reading/I love Percy Jackson

I don't get it when people tell me that they don't read because it feels like a guilty pleasure.  Okay, let me back up.  I don't get people who don't read, like, at all.  That's an enigma I won't explore at this time, but what really puzzles me is people who do like to read but don't because it feels like indulging.  For some reason, I've run across lots of these types of people over the years

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13May2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Kids, Picture Books

The Top 100 Picture Books

Since so many of you enjoyed the post about the top 100 children's novels, I thought I would do some digging and present the top 100 picture books list from 2009.  There were a whole pile of books I didn't recognize in this list, though the top 15 were all ones I have read or own.  Here are the books that didn't make the list, in case you were curious.  I would do some major shuffli

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10May2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk
06May2010
Author
Jenny
Category
Bibliojunk, Kids

The Top 100 Children’s Novels

Recently I found myself eagerly checking the School Library Journal's blog every single day.  They had called for librarians, writers, readers and all who were interested to rate their top ten children's novels of all time.  There was a system of how many points a book got according to its placement on each person's list.  I'm glad I'm not the one who had to figure it all out, inste

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