Thursday, December 30, 2010

More and More Books!

I went on a book-buying spree today thanks to the lovely gift certificates I got for Christmas from various relatives. At first, it took a little while for me to get out of the frame of mind of "only $20 in your pocket," and thankfully I had plenty of time to browse. I chose three books and thought, "Okay, that has probably wiped out my money." But then, much to my surprise, I recalled that I had $100 to spend on books if I so desired!! Fifty of those dollars being in gift certificates and the other fifty in loose cash, but I was determined to save my loose cash for something more special (I ended up using $10 of it on books, naturally). After 2 hours of browsing, I came away with 6 new titles, they being:

Monday, December 27, 2010

Some Particularly Nifty Gifts

Here are pictures of some particular gifts that I wanted to share! Above is the art bag my sister made for me. The blue is canvas and the red is some other sort of material. She put a seine twine shoulder strap on it just long enough to go over my neck. It has two pockets: the main one large enough to accommodate a good-sized journal and then a smaller, longer pocket, which is where the red material is.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Review: The Mysterious Howling - Maryrose Wood

The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
Series: The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #1
Genre: Middle Grade, historical fiction, mystery
Published on March 1, 2010
Published by HarperCollins
Pages: 267

Of especially naughty children, it is sometimes said: "They must have been raised by wolves." 
The Incorrigible children actually were. Discovered in the forests of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels. 
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