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Happy New Year!
I took a break from posting any #IMWAYR posts during the holidays so it’s good to be back!
You can read about My Reading Life in 2012 which include my favorite books of last year and my reading goals for the year. Some notable books that I read during “my break” were:
-Waiting for Winter by Sebastian Meschenmoser- A customer was reading this picture book and was having a laughing fit. So, I had to check it out for myself and I enjoyed the hilarious story of a squirrel and his search of this “snow” he’s heard so much of. The illustrations were great, too!
-Building Stories by Chris Ware- This graphic novel made it to a lot of year-end best-of lists. Housed in a box with 14 different pieces, the concept and the presentation were more interesting than the actual stories. It was at least a different reading experience and I’m all for that!
-Apple Cake by Julie Paschkis- This charming picture book is part love story and part recipe. Everything about it just screamed cute.
Working at a children’s bookstore continues to be quite enjoyable especially when I end up talking to equally passionate readers. The hot topic is the anticipation of which titles will be announced for the Caldecott, Newbery, and other children’s literature awards. I can’t wait until January 28th!
I’ve been busy with working a second job- which is actually my old job at an online bookbuying/bookselling company- and doing some Friends of the Library board tasks.
I also checked out a library exhibit of “Miniscules & Movable” displaying pocket-sized and wonderfully creative and beautiful pop-up/movable, and art books!
And, now, for the books I read this week- only two titles but both were enjoyable and great choices to start off a new reading year! I plan on finishing one other book about books and posting reviews on all three later this week so stay tuned for that.
-The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe [**- Pick of the Week]
My Rating Scale
X= Skip it!
*= Liked it
I plan on finishing “My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop.” I also checked out some pictures books for my A to Z Picture Book Series Reading Challenge.
Oh, and I also sat myself down and finished a draft of a short story. My friend and I will be meeting once a month to share stories- our very own tiny Writers Group!
Happy Reading everyone!