I read Giant Squid by House of Hope favorite Candace Fleming over lunch last week to all of my children. To say that we were all mesmerized, from the forty-two year old down to the three year old, isn’t an exaggeration. The combination of the awesome and mysterious subject matter and Eric Rohmann’s amospheric illustrations makes … [Read more…]
Yippee!! I’m excited, y’all. It’s that time of year again–the time when just regular, ordinary folks who happen to love children’s and YA literature enough to have a blog mostly dedicated to it (and those who just read it 🙂 )can actually NOMINATE their favorite books from the past year and see them win some recognition! … [Read more…]
For the first time in several years, I won’t be hosting my usual Armchair Cybils challenge. (Life is extraordinarily busy these days, and something has to give!) However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be following along with all the reviewing and opining! In fact, I’ve already made my lone nomination for the year. Have you?
The 2014 Cybils winners were announced earlier today! I’m afraid I haven’t been a very good Armchair Cybils hostess this year; I’ve had too many other things on my plate to read even half of the books I requested from the library. Ah, well. That just means there’s more to look forward to reading, … [Read more…]
Remember the TItans. The Blind Side. When the Game Stands Tall. All of these are games I’ve watched (and one of these I’ve watched numerous times). Perhaps I’m an oddity, but I love football movies but dislike watching actual football games. Perhaps it’s because I live in a football-crazy state and get oh-so-tired of … [Read more…]