Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall Crafts

So, I had this idea one day that I was going to build a tree on the bulletin board. Yes, those were the exact words: "build a tree", because I am special. I probably looked pretty pathetic staring at the pieces of brown paper that I had taped together to form one large sheet of paper. Because I had no idea how to actually draw the tree and cut it out. I am crafty. But I am not a drawer. Luckily, we were training Libby (a new librarian) that week so she drew the fabulous tree for me. 
Tree-Week 1

Close-up of the awesome owl Libby made.
Tree-Week 2
Have they figured out yet that I am using them to make a pretty bulletin board yet?

I am trying to decide what to add next. I am in a Halloween mood (already), but I have 4 weeks before Halloween, I don't want to bore my crafters or run out of steam.
See! I put the books out today!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Cutest Books Ever

The only bad part about shelf reading is getting distracted by random cute books.I am a big fan of Tony Diterlizzi. He is a bit nonsensical, kind of like Dr. Seuss, but with more modern illustrations. This is one of those picture books, one of many, I believe was written for the adult's sense of humor rather than the child's. 

Friday Memes

Question of the week:

Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story? If so, which one??

At least I won't be the only one saying this... I can't think of a villian who I really wanted to win at the end of a story, probably because the author has done a swell job at making them evil.

But seriously, sometimes I hate the main character and wouldn't mind if they got slapped.

Book Blogger Hop
Question of the week:

“Many of us primarily read one genre of books, with others sprinkled in. If authors stopped writing that genre, what genre would you start reading? Or would you give up reading completely if you couldn’t read that genre anymore?”

I went through a period of time where I only read chick-lit and then got over it. And then I only read YA Paranormal and kind of miss it, now I only seem to read picture books. I think that I follow my own interests rather than the popular genre of the time. BUT at the same time I think I would be heart broken if Adriana Trigiani's (family/love/drama books) next book was a paranormal thriller. I would stop reading her then!

Question of the week:

Books to Television: Which books would you love
to see made in to a TV series? or movie?

I would love to see the Rachel Hawkins series Hex Hall, 39 Clues and Wither by Laruen Destefano.