Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday choices:

Next on my pile:

Doctor and Protector, by Meredith Webber, c. 2004 -- bc 5967589
Getting Over It, by Anna Maxted, c. 2000 -- bc 5992324
The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau, c. 2003 -- PCL, red kids book

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tried Gravedigger -- with not much luck ... shall return it without finishing it.

Next in my pile of books:

Jimmy Zest, by Sam McBratney, c. 1982 -- red WCL -- junior
Vicky Angel, by Jacqueline Wilson, c. 2000 -- red MCL -- junior
Volcanic airs, by Elizabeth Pewsey, c. 1996 -- bc 597 6072
Delilah alone, by Jenny Nimmo, c. 1997 -- red LCL -- junior
Footsteps of the Gods, by Hana Hiraina Erlbeck, c. 1998 -- JZ 398.099
Fragile, by Niki Shisler, c. 2006 -- LCL 362.82 adult

A couple of quotes from current read, Winter Blessings:

If there is a God, we're all it. -- John Lennon, p155

One night I was feeling particularly down and was questioning why I was still in bits after all these years, and what value this hardship could possibly have. Surely, I reasoned, it made much more sense for me to use the talents that had been given to me, instead of lying down doing nothing? I picked up a spiritual book that I'd been drawn to and asked for guidance and an answer to my questions. I opened it at random and read a most inspiring passage. The answer I was given couldn't have been clearer. It made me understand that we're often very hard on ourselves. Our treadmills seem to get faster and faster. We need to stop and rest and reflect. Our spirits and our bodes need to renew themselves, just as the earth needs to rest and renew itself over the winter. p30

"Drybread," -- vg read

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Saturday night musings ....

Next in pile to read,

"Winter Blessings," by Patricia Scanlan, c. 2005 -- LCL book -- retd today shelf
"The Girl Who Fell Into A book," by Julia Lawrinson, c. 2006 -- WCL -- J purple
"Confessions of a Bad Mother," by Stephanie Calman, c. 2005 -- BC 5955969
"The Thirteenth Tale," by Diane Setterfield, c. 2006 -- WCL

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

ACL read "One Way Ticket," by Iona McNaughton, c. 2004 -- Canadian family moves to NZ.

MRL is getting better at reading every day ....