Capricious Reader Weekly

August 21, 2011 Books 5

 

 

It was a long week, (the first week of school always is!) without much time for blog reading. I did manage to collect a few things to share though.

I’m not usually one to want to encourage the destruction of books in favor of art, although there are a few exceptions, and this is one of them - a Gadget holder. I’d like to make one for my Nook, Jackson Wilkie! Maybe out of an old copy of The Woman in White? Hmm….

Patrick Ness, one of my very favorite authors, reviewed Ship Breaker, one of my not so favorite books and gave his thoughts on dystopias and it’s very interesting. Have I mentioned how much I love him???

RIP time is drawing closer and I’m already considering my pile. The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson keeps popping up on my radar. I think I have to read it.

Matt Phelan, who wrote (and illustrated) the gorgeously illustrated The Storm in the Barn has a new book coming out in October.  Around the World sounds just as amazing as TSitB and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

I love blank books and these Journals look gorgeous. I may have to break down and get one. Or two. Or possibly three.

Now that I’ve made Tomato Basil Jam (I tried it this morning and it was just as delicious as my friend’s version!), I think it may be time to try Peach Vanilla Bean Jam.

That’s it from me. Did you see anything interesting in your internet reading this week?

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5 Responses to “Capricious Reader Weekly”

  1. Andi

    Good stuff! I adore those blank books, and the tomato basil jam sounds tantalizing. I love a good bunch o'links. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Carl V.

    RIP is almost here!!! It really is hard to believe, isn't it. I'm glad though. Can't wait for spooky reading and eventually autumn weather.

    The Lantern actually sounds very, very good. Hmmm…

    Love the creative book project. I too don't like book destruction for no reason, but I've seen some really cool art projects that I have to reluctantly admit to loving.

  3. Carl V.

    I'd like to host or coordinate and let someone else host a group read along of The Lantern for RIP, either starting mid September or Oct 1st (giving people time to snag a copy). What do you think?

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