If I stick with the "schedule" idea I've set up for myself, Tuesdays will be for book-related stuff. Not reviews...well, because for one thing, you actually have to finish a book now and then to write a review, right? ;)
Raidergirl3's It's Tuesday--Where Are You?" just had to get worked into the "schedule" because I think it's so fun, hence we have Tuesday's theme. So, where am I today? I've traveled back to nineteenth century London, and am currently in a churchyard looking in an empty coffin. (Dracula) And I've traveled back a bit more, into early seventeenth century, where I've just been summoned (oh, okay, it's Galileo who has actually been summoned) to Florence. (The Scientists) And this evening I shall travel back to the current day, but I know not exactly where I will be. "My editor asked me to name the town where the Floods live, but I won't, because you might feel safe and secure knowing they don't live near you--and we wouldn't want that, would we? And if you do live in their town, you might start bothering them and get yourself turned into a toad, and then your parents might sue me, unless being a toad is an improvement on what you are now." (The Floods: Good Neighbors, p. 9)
Laying blame also falls under misc. book stuff. And I've got a pile of points to pass out today. I sort of went on a used book buying spree...
The Graveyard Book, of course, was not part of that spree...it was a gift from Jean. Bet you all wish you had a cousin-in-law that sweet, don't you?
Anyway, many in this pile are point earners:
*2 points for Nymeth. She is responsible for both Fire and Hemlock and The Magic City. (Her review of The Enchanted Castle was what led me to pick up The Magic City. And well, if you know Nymeth, you know how much she loves Fire and Hemlock.)
*1 point for Becky. I place sole blame for Iris, Messenger on her for her great review last fall.
*1 point for Rhinoa. This review left me no choice but to buy Nightmares & Fairy Tales: Once Upon a Time.
*1 point for Dewey. (Though frankly, she probably should get more, because I think part of this used book buying spree was the totally irrational rationalization that many of these books would be good for the read-a-thon!) Anyway, this "Book Coveting" post of hers forced me to order Good Reading.
*1 point for Carl. I've wanted Mary Modern ever since he posted his wonderful review last year.
*1 point for Eva. She has a way of making me want to read soooo many different non-fiction books. Here's the review that made me buy King Leopold's Ghost.
*And finally, last but most certainly not least, 1 point for JP. His review of The Chrysalids left me intrigued, and I finally could resist no longer.
Misc. book stuff day is probably as good a day as any to ask if anyone would like any of these books. I've got three gently used books here for anyone who might want them. Just let me know which one(s) in the comments by next Tuesday. (If more than one person requests one, I'll do the old hat thing.)
*Notes from a Small Island: An Affectionate Portrait of Britain by Bill Bryson
*Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School by Rebecca Rupp
*Little Bit & Big Byte: A Day at the Beach by Craig T. Feigh (picture book)
Oh, oh, oh...I'm so excited!!! I just popped over, and found that Jean (yes, the incredible cousin-in-law I mentioned above) had a chance to post about her trip to the National Book Festival. This is the story of incredible generosity to my little girl that I alluded to yesterday. Yes, the Neil Gaiman one. Thanks again, Jean...you're simply the best!