Friday, September 11, 2009

Homework: The Bookshelf

Homework: Do any or all, or be inspired.~Choose a type of book from the list above, and make your own list of five titles that fit the category.~Describe the perfect bookstore. Prompt: "It looked so inviting. There were_____, with lots of _____. . . "~Suggest or review a book we might not have heard about.

Recent (and also in the not too distant future) Books You Must Read:

The Dark Divine by Bree Despain (who just happens to be my cousin). It's coming out just in time for Christmas stocking stuffers for those of you who've been particularly good this year. You can read a sneak peek here, her publisher even sprang for Dark Divine nail polish color - fabulous marketing, I say.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and its sequel, Catching Fire (so we can dish about it)

The New Weightlifting Rules for Women - interesting concepts and quite effective once you figure out how to do it - I'd love to rewrite the entire section that describes the workout. I think the editor should have actually had this section tested for usability by novice lifters.

Time for a reread:
A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle
Circle of Quiet by Madeleine L'Engle
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Books I could write:
Maneuvering the Mine-field of Special Education or What the Devil is an IEP, Anyway?
No is a Four-Letter Word
Lemons and Lemonade - or Why Sugar is Essential


Anonymous said...

nice blog..

Travelin'Oma said...

Thanks for participating in my School Days Seminar! I've loved reading your responses. I like your ideas of books you could write. Do it!

andrea said...

Just ordered Hunger Games...gotta love the school book order! I can't wait for it to come. Not sure if you are a Dan Brown fan, but his new book (finally!) comes out Tuesday. My hubby has already called dibs on first to read, apparently I'm too slow. ;)

Petit Elefant said...

The Hunger Games is actually on my library *to read* list, can't wait.

Mrs. Organic said...

Finished with the first one, now on to the second. Who needs sleep?

Emma J said...

I loved A Circle of Quiet and Year in Provence. Haven't picked up Eat, Pray, Love - so maybe I should. And what's Hunger Games about? - nevermind, I see the link. Good read, huh?

Kimberly said...

There has never been a time in my life when I've appreciated book recommendations more. I can't wait to dig into Hunger Games but I'm saving it for the hospital so that there's something to look forward to in going back there.

And why have I not heard of Circle of Quiet? I thought I'd read everything by L'Engle!

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of these but Hunger Games is on my list, and I'll add Year in Provence. (First I have quite a pile on my bedside table to get through, though.)

An IEP is an individual education plan, right? (That's the sum total of what I know about it.) And as to the lemonade one--YES--for years I've said that the whole "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade" concept doesn't work unless life also gives you sugar.

Tebbs Family said...

I would LOVE to read the books you would write... btw, when will they be available--Top 10 List for sure!

Shawn said...

A Year In Provence was good, but loved the Hunger Games! Can't wait to read the sequel---but have to finish one for my blog book should join with us!!