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I love this kid!


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Recommend the Most!

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1. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. My favorite book. EVER. There is so much to be gained from reading this one. It is an absorbing read for a kid, but it is amazingly rich for adult readers, too. I love it.
2. The Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. I admit, the first two books weren't that exciting on my first read, but I love the series starting with book three. From there on out, it is my addiction!

3. The End of Mr. Y by Scarlett Thomas. This book is so crazy, but I LOVE it. It involves parallel universe theory and all kinds of crazy elements. So good!
4. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I've discussed this one on the blog before, and most of you have already read it (just like you've read the HP series!), but it is worth saying that I think this is one of the most important YA series eve…

Working, working, working

What a crazy month! I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the magazine still isn't out of the door. Rest assured that when it is, I will be indulging in a couple of adult beverages. :)
Other items of interest: --Jeff, my cousin, is fully integrated into basic combat training at Ft. Sill! We received our first letter from him yesterday, and I teared up while reading it. It was so great to hear from him. He is doing well!
--I am reading so many things right now, but probably the next book that I will review will be on this blog. I am reading Outlander (read it years ago...I have't read the rest of the series, so I needed to refresh). I am discovering so many great things about it that I didn't notice when I was nineteen...and I am noticing so many bad things about it that I didn't notice when I was nineteen! Anyway, it is still a great story and an absorbing read, and I look forward to the rest of the series.
--I will begin a book club discussion o…

As a side note:

Please send good thoughts/prayers to two of my family friends and one of my little cousins. Each one of them is suffering from a form of terminal cancer. I wish scientists could find a way to rid the world of this disease.

On the bedside table...

Here is a preview of what I am reading right now...

I am rereading the HP series (Pottermore sealed the deal). I also decided to pick up (FINALLY) The Hobbit. I have never actually read anything by Tolkien. I still can't get used to the hobbits' hairy feet, but I am actually enjoying this book.

I will take a photo of the actual book pile on my bedside table tonight...but this will have to do for now. :)

Pottermore. Yes. I caved.

So, in my renewed obsession with all things Harry Potter (well, okay, let's face it...the obsession has never gone away), I decided to log on to Pottermore during my lunch hour. Holy cow. What a mistake! I spent forever on there! I set up an account when it began, but I was a bit jaded by its purpose at the time. I just saw it as another way for JKR to make money (not that she shouldn't, but I was afraid there would be pointless crap on there).

But today I set up a new account!! Now that I am also totally obsessed with all things digital publishing related, I find this site absolutely AMAZING!!! It is awesome! And it really does provide a great interactive reading experience for kids new to the series as well.

The little girl who lives next door to me just started the series, and today, when I logged on, I thought about her and how cool it would be for her to get on this site. She can totally live out the books as she reads them, finding out new information and deleted scenes,…

It is my Blog Anniversary!

I have been blogging 8 YEARS!!! Holy moly! Where did the time go?

A Harry Potter Re-read?

I am getting the urge to read the Harry Potter novels again. This could prove dangerous. :)