My morning dose of humour came from Jeffrey Hill who writes The English blog where he has imbedded the Copenhagen According to Dr. Seuss clip along with the lyrics. His other entertaining offering comes from Abe Books who have opened a Weird Books Room. Worth a browse if you are buying for someone with eccentric tastes or just want to amuse yourself for a few minutes. He finds the best stuff!
@deangroom tweeted about a photo contest happening in Sydney just now. The idea of giving kids open concepts to work with could be adapted in other ways. Some time ago I posted some words in an area of the library where I put books I hope boys will read. The words would hopefully draw them in:
On the Street
Blood & Guts
On the Edge
Over the Top
A few days ago I had one of those kids who has never been a reader, has no idea what he likes and is really hard to match up with a book. As I floundered about questioning him the words on the wall caught my eye and I asked him which ones appealed. When he picked 'on the edge' I knew exactly which books to show him.
Time to dive back into my own pile of books. I am almost finished with Loving Frank, and yes, I am loving it. I've only put it down long enough to look for images of Frank Lloyd Wright's houses and to replenish the chocolate supply. On to Marillier next! I'd love to hear what book gems you've discovered over the winter break, or summer break or whatever season it is in your part of the world.