Waiting on Wednesday: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My posts about adult literary fiction are here:State of Wonder by Ann PatchettCaleb's Crossing by Geraldine BrooksThe Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be found here:Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here by … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My posts about adult literary fiction are here:State of Wonder by Ann PatchettCaleb's Crossing by Geraldine BrooksThe Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot LiveseyDiving Bells: And Other Stories by Lucy Wood  My posts about my guilty pleasure reading (romantic, often paranormal, novels) can be … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: The Agency: The Traitor in the Tunnel by Y.S. Lee

Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Candlewick Press

Previously in my capacity as Children's Department Manager for the Odyssey Book Shop, I had the opportunity to look over publisher's catalogues at the new books for each season. I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Fall 2011 catalogues, so decided to revive my seasonal picture book highlights series.Disclaimer: I have not … Continue reading Fall 2011 Picture Book Highlights: Candlewick Press

Christmas Picture Book Round-Up

A round-up of new Christmas-themed books out this Fall 2011. 'Tis the season, after all.The Third Giftby Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline9780547201955, Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), $16.99From two extraordinary talents, a beautifully crafted picture book for the Christmas season.The three wise men, or the three kings, are familiar figures in the Christmas … Continue reading Christmas Picture Book Round-Up

Waiting on Wednesday: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted byBreaking the Spine.My first and second WoW posts were about my guilty pleasure reading - romantic (often paranormal) paperback/mass market novels. My third WoW was my first YA mention, and today's selection will be following that new trend:The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta9780763647582, $17.99, Candlewick, Pub. Date: … Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

It's the end of the work week, the weekend looms,and so do two great memes:It's Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday time!This week's Book Blogger Hop question:What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, articles, giveaways, or something else entirely?It would have to be a … Continue reading Book Blogger Hop & Follow Friday

Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights: Candlewick Press

Ready for another long post? Introducing Candlewick's Fall line for the Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights round-up!Disclaimer before we begin: I have not seen these books with my own two eyes. As I'll soon be leaving the Odyssey Bookshop to pursue a career elsewhere in the children's book industry (more on that in a later post), … Continue reading Fall 2010 Picturebook Highlights: Candlewick Press

Gift of Reading Club Selections: April 2010

Ever have one of those "duh" moments when you wonder why it took you so long to think of that simple, yet brilliant, idea?Each month at the Odyssey Bookshop, I hand-select books for children signed up for our Gift of Reading Program. Usually a family member or close family friend signs up the child (age … Continue reading Gift of Reading Club Selections: April 2010

Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Candlewick

Presenting #8 in the Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights series: Candlewick Press! Practically in the back yard (okay, it's an hour and a half away in Boston), this press is the home of Kate DiCamillo, Judy Moody, and Emily Windsnap. Here are some of my favorite picturebooks for the summer season. I already mentioned Cloud Tea … Continue reading Summer 2010 Picturebook Highlights – Candlewick

Recognize that voice? Part 2

For the second time in as many years, you are now able to access my voice over the airwaves!I had the pleasure of returning to the WAMC radio studio in Albany, NY last week, along with Joan Grenier, one of the Odyssey Bookshop's co-owners.To listen to us talk about books (Joan about adult fiction and … Continue reading Recognize that voice? Part 2