Monday, January 23, 2012

And the Winner Is...

Yippee for the award announcements! I was happy with most of the books that won, but now I have to read the Newbery winner. I started reading it months ago and I didn't like it, so I put it back on the shelf and started a new book. Now I have to find it on my bookshelf again, which is not an easy task because it is most likely in one of the piles of books in my room that don't actually fit on the shelf (Mom, can I have another book shelf? Please?). I am not so excited to read it again, but maybe the rest of the story isn't like the first few chapters. If I made it through The Dark Frigate, I can make it through Dead End in Norvelt.

Other books I still need to read: Heart and Soul, Where Things Come Back, Balloons Over Broadway, Tales for Very Picky Eaters, A Ball for Daisy, Breaking Stallin's Nose and The Notorious Benedict Arnold. There are others that I haven't read yet, but those are the ones that caught my eye. Any others I should read?

I am going to say it one more time: I am SOOOOOOOOO excited!!!! This really is the best time of the year for me :)


  1. Laura, you made me laugh out loud with your Dark Frigate comment. Hilarious! I'm going to add one to your to-read list: Underground by Shane Evans, the CSK Illustrator Medal winner. Notorious Benedict Arnold was one of my favorite books from my Newbery winner - SO suspenseful and well-written!
    -Sam B. from Cincinnati

  2. Hi Laura,
    Your blog is wonderful. I do have a couple of book suggestions for you:
    1. Liesl and Po
    2. Inside Out and Back Again (my favorite for 2011)
    3. The Apothecary
    4, Revolution is Not a Dinner Party
    Oh, and so many, many more. I'd love for you to stop by my blog I only review books that I like. Life's too short to read BAD books. Or, at least it's too short to read books you don't enjoy.

    I'll be back to visit your blog. One question, what's your favorite middle grades book of all-time? Mine is on my blog. Can you guess which one it is?