Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My book count so far for the year

12!


It's much better then last year where I only read five books.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nuthatches, Sparrows, and a verse.

I have decided to leave a verse of scripture on my blog every Sunday. I hope you are not offend, but understand that this is my blog, and I am a Christian. Today some birds decided to feast at my bird feeder. It's about time, I got it about a year or two ago. :)

Matthew 13:
31 ¶ Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a agrain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the abirds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Naming by Alison Croggon (title: The Gift, in Australia)


I'm not in the mood to right a long review. So I'll simple say this.

I liked this book a lot, it was a good story. The characters were interesting, and I want to read the next three. The writing wasn't brilliant, and sometimes the phrasing was weird to me. But the author is Australian, so that would be why, no offense to her, I like Aussies, I'm just not familiar with how they speak.

If you should be able to get your hands on this book. I urge you to do so

If you would like to learn more about this author and her books, you can visit this website.

http://www.booksofpellinor.com/

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Looky what I found!

Today we passed a car show in a shopping center parking lot and stopped to take a look. And look what I found.

Bella's truck!

Bella's truck's brother!

Bella's truck's cousin? (The one on the right, not the model t)

A ford Bella truck


And last but not least, Luke's truck from Gilmore Girls.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Enna Isilee’s Birthday Extravaganza!





I am today's Vanna White for Enna Isilee’s (squeakybooks.blogspot.com) big birthday contest.


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Where did Doucette’s mother hide her swan-skin?



That’s all you have to do! E-mail Enna Isilee your answer at Books@Squeakybooks.com . You get 2 entries for answering the question and 5 entries if you get it right. So you could get two entries just by e-mailing! These entries go towards the weekly prizes and the grand prize. This week’s prize winners will be announced on Monday morning, and the grand prize winner will be announced on Enna Isilee’s birthday, September 22nd (the same Monday, just later in the day).

New Books Meme

Here are the rules: I am going to list three categories of books. 3 MUST Read Books, 3 Keep Your Eyes on These, and 3 Look For These Soon. Keeping with the theme, I am going to tag at least 3 bloggers. They should put these same lists on their blog but SUBTRACT one book from each list and ADD one of their own. Then they should tag at least 3 more bloggers. It will be fun to see how the lists change as they go around the blogosphere. Please come back to this post and leave a comment so I can see how the lists are changing.

Since this is Book Buzz…please keep your lists to titles released in 2007-2009.


So, here goes…[asterisks are next to my additions]

MUST read books:

Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George

Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale*


Keep your eyes on these:

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher

The Princess and the Hound by Mette Ivie Harrison



Look for these soon:

Forest Born (Bayern #4) by Shannon Hale (okay, technically this isn't coming out for a while, but I didn't know what else to pick)*

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

The Smile by Donna Jo Napoli


I'm going to tag . . .Beth, Rachel Ann, and Book Butterfly

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

" . . . and I think it's going to storm today . . ."

Yahoo!News Weather(powered by the weather channel) says:
Tonight: Scattered showers or thunderstorms, especially during the evening. Storms will have lightning and gusty winds, but little rain. Low near 55F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
So I looked outside at the sky . . .


Yeah, looks like a storm to me too. Oregon is notorious for sudden weather changes, but this doesn't look like a stormy day. It's really hot outside, too. If a storm happens, you will see a follow up picture.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I'm the only one

The wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is Tiggers are wonderful things
Their tops are made out of rubber
Their bottoms are made out of springs
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy
Fun, fun, fun, fun, FUN!
But the most wonderful thing about Tiggers
Is I'm the only one

HowManyOfMe.com
LogoThere are
1
or fewer people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Wonderful World of Marketing

So I have just been changing the look of my Zazzle shop called "Book Nerd Clothing" and now I'm making this post to promote it. Because lets be honest here, why make a shop if no one's going to by anything. So if you like my products, or just like me. Feel free to spread the word about my let internet shop. Also, if should interest you, I have a cafepress shop for my photography. I have stickers, mugs, pillows, and framed artwork there. If you want to check it out, click on the cafepress banner ad on the right side column that's hanging out with the blinking MOLD banner. Thank you for your help and have a good day. :)

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thoughts, books and other things

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Firstly, I'd like to direct your attention to "Squeaky Books", a blog run by the beautiful, or so she is in my head, Enna Isilee. She is celebrating her birthday with a grand contest that will last until Sept 22. For more info, please see her site for details.

The meat:

I've recently read on Shannon Hale's blog (authoress), and read some really good points on reading and writing. Unfortunately, others have been less then thrilled about it, but I am not going to go there.
In one of Shannon's post she wrote:
You're like the director of the movie, taking the raw words of a script and blowing them up into full color on the screen. To a large extent, a movie viewer is merely a witness to the story, but a reader is a participant in the story. This is what makes reading such a profoundly intimate experience, so unique reader-to-reader, and also so powerful.
Today, I thought of something, and I'm going to use an example to illustrate it. If, say, The Goose Girl were to be made into a movie, by Jim Goldmen(a fictitious director used to further illustrate my point) then I believe we would be witnessing Jim's own experience with The Goose Girl not our own, unless we had a similar experience as Jim with the book. I think that makes the whole book-to-movie thing all the more interesting to me. I've thought of it in something of that way. I'm seeing somebody else's interpitation of Nancy Drew, or Bridge to Terebithia, or (dare I say it?) Twilight. Now, sometimes, Jim might not have read the book in the same way as me or you, but that's okay. Because that is what make everyone unique, the world needs all kinds to make a world.

So now I may have written dangerous words, but hopefully you'll take my point of veiw with a grain of salt.

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