Monday, January 25, 2010

Creepy high school girl in the attic?

So most of my blogging time is spent on the work blog The Wild Rumpus but I came back here fully intending to post about my most recent YA reading. I just finished Madapple by Christina Meldrum and Bliss by Lauren Myracle. Of course I just spend a good chunk of time deleting spam from the comments and now this piece of crap computer I have seems to have slowed to a crawl. Argh. Anyway, since I finished Bliss I've been thinking about all the "possessed" teenage girl books I've read the past year and how in some ways possessed girls are the new "mad woman in the attic" of YA . Sort of just starting to ponder this. I don't really have any concrete thoughts as of now. If anyone has any thoughts on the topic, let me know.

Monday, September 28, 2009

L'Shana Tova

I'm watching Yom Kippur Services online since I'm off of work today and Josh didn't love the services we went to last year. I am actually really enjoying these. They remind me a lot of the temple I grew up going to. But wow, my grandparents would be so confused by this!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Busy Busy

I've been spending most of my blogging time on my work blog, The Wild Rumpus. Plus, I'm picking up some more programs at work. But I am slowly making it through the pile of ARCs from ALA and I'll try to at least comment on them as I go.

I just finished Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri. One of our teen volunteers read it before me and she recommended it. I found it a bit hard to get into and slow in parts. Attractive cover, but not really as suspenseful or as funny as I was hoping. Oh well.

Now I am working on Capt. Hook by J.V.. Hart. It's not a new release but somehow I missed it when it came out. Well, I'm loving it so far. It's my lunch time reading so it's going a bit slowly but it feels more like I'm savoring it than plodding through.

Oh and in the car I'm listening to Dairy Queen. Another amazing book I seemed to have missed. I am almost done and I've already got The Off Season on CD checked out. And I have the ARC for the third book. So I'll be posting more about that when I'm done.

Wow, I better get reading now!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Toaster Envy

Our current toaster tends to burn things and the crumb tray is crap. It just drops crumbs all over the counter and attracts mice. So I'm looking into getting a new one. Since the one we currently have was a cheapy Target purchase, I'm contemplating splurging on a nicer toaster. I'm loving the design of this Bodum toaster but it is rather expensive.

Any recommendation?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More fun things to do with old books...

Another cool use for discarded books! At the library the teens will be making journals from the horrible fairy tale books I weeded last month. I want to make one and then I want this headboard.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Get well Stella!

My favorite baby is in the hospital with a nasty virus that's keeping her dehydrated and in need of an IV. We visited her last night and in case you've never been to a children's hospital, let me assure you it is one of the saddest things around. Poor little munchkin, feel better!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Mystery Solved

I forgot to mention that I figured out what caused those strange bruises. It was climbing in and out of the window that leads to our roof. We've put some tomatoes and herbs out there and you have to climb out the window in order to water them. Sadly, I am so wimpy that this causes me to bruise. How does one toughen up one's skin?