Saturday, September 6, 2008

Around the interwebs

I'm excited to see more of MotherReader's new feature: ABC Storytimes. I'm a big fan of sharing successful programs and these storytimes fit the bill. She kicked off last week with a really cute and creative storytime featuring the letter A and I'm eagerly anticipating the rest of the alphabet.

Don't forget to stop over at Biblio File where Jennie's giving away a copy of Vibes. It's on my TBR list for sure after reading Jennie's and Leila's reviews. You have until Wednesday to enter the contest, but don't delay!

And Lisa points us to Shannon Hale's blog for a couple of really interesting posts about how to be a reader (first post, and part 2). Whose fault is it when you don't like a book? The author or the reader? Have you ever reread a book and found that you didn't have the same reaction to it? What's changed? Certainly not the text... I have a couple of examples... I read The Catcher in the Rye in high school and really enjoyed it. Read it again for a college class and haaaated it. Conversely, when I read The Wind in the Willows in elementary school I couldn't stand it, but when I read it for a college class I absolutely loved it.

And on that note, I'm off to attack the ever-growing TBR pile. :) Happy Saturday, everyone!