September 28, 2008

Sunday Salon

I've been neglecting my blog this week.

It's time for Sunday Salon. Any big new books for me to share this week?? NOPE! I am STILL reading "The Crimson Petal & the White" by Michael Faber. I am on page 424 so Im just over 1/2 way. I just haven't dedicated any time this week to reading.

But my kids & I did finish "The Stinky Sneakers Mysery" by Beverly Lewis (Cul-de-Sac Kids Mystery #7. We also tried "Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus" by Barbara Park. Which requires it's own paragraph..

When I say we *tried* Junie B. Jones I mean just that, we tried it. We read 2 chapters and I said to the kids "That's it, we are returning this book to the has to many naughty words." You're thinking "WHAT? Naughty words??" Well, in our house stupid, dumb and hate are naughty words. I really cringed at the thought of getting this book to begin with at the libarary because of the word stupid on the front cover. But *A* asked if we could get it, and she rarely asks about books (no chance of her following in my book reading hoo..) so I had to say yes, we could get it. After 2 chapters my kids & learned that Juie B Jones has a bad attitude and she threated to beat up another little kid on the school bus. It's very safe to say that Junie B. Jones will NOT be visiting our house again anytime soon.

Oh My Gosh! I won TWO books!!!

I know you always hear people saying "I never win anything!" I AM one of those honest people who really never win! I've never even won a dollar on a scratch off!! But my luck has changed!!!! I won "The Almost Moon" by Alice Sebold from Cheryl's Booknook and "Matrimony" by Joshua Henkins from Nat's blog

Thank you so much Nat & Cheryl! I am so excited! :)