Monday, March 30, 2009

mishmash Monday...abbreviated version

Okay, short and sweet here. Am buried in lesson planning and am pathetically behind in my blog reading...plan to work on both of these today. So, real quickly:

*The incredibly sweet and oh-so-hilarious Megan was chosen by to receive The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents.

*Just a wee bit of blame to dole out today. (My self-restraint is astounding, I tell you. Don't believe me? Go check out Chris's haul for the week! Sorry Chris, but I still can't quit laughing!)

Old Man's War by John Scalzi. Yep, we'll start by passing on a little blame to Chris himself for his review.

Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse. Okay, so truth be told, Nymeth easily could have been awarded a point for Old Man's War, too, as she firmly reinforced my initial reaction to Chris's review. But my dear sweet friend is already shouldering so much blame from so many of us out here, that I thought I'd let her off the hook and just award her one point this week. And that would be because of this review.

Father's Arcane Daughter by E.L. Konigsburg. And yes, of course I realize that's not a picture of the book's cover. But when I searched google images for a picture of the cover, this photo popped right up there on page one. And I recognized her immediately as Dewey's dear sweet Mimi. My eyes welled right up with tears. We'll just never stop missing her. But I love finding pieces of her in unexpected places. And so I just decided to use this picture. After all, Dewey is responsible for this acquisition.


Amanda said...

Guess who won my Earth Hour prizes? That would be you miss Debi! Shoot me an email with your info!

Kailana said...

I read Old Man's War yesterday. I really liked it! You are in for a treat. I already have the sequel requested from the library.

Nymeth said...

yay Megan! Congrats!

Old Man's War is awesome. And so is Black Rain, even if in a totally different way. I hope you enjoy them both!

Sigh, Mimi. I bet she misses her too.


Chris said...

score on getting Old Man's War! Such a great book,'ll enjoy it :)

Yeah, it would be quite hard to beat me this week when it comes to books acquired :p Hopefully there are no more weeks like that this year!!!

That's perfect that Dewey's kitty popped up when you searched for that book...kinda sad though :(

DesLily said...

John Scalzi use to work for aol and I had a lot of contact with him back then.. since then his books seem to be taking off and he's such a nice man.. I'm really happy for him!!!

Kim L said...

Love John Scalzi! I heart his blog and his books are quick, entertaining, and thought-provoking. I couldn't put down OMW.

Carl V. said...

John Scalzi! Has to be one of the most entertaining science fiction authors writing today. I am IN LOVE with the Old Man's War books! All 4, er, 5 of them*

*4 plus the Subterranean Press novella, The Sagan Diary.

Trish said...

I think Dewey will continue to touch our lives in curious ways for a long way to come. Good luck with the lesson planning!

Literary Feline said...

They all sound good, Debi. I've been wanting to read something by Scalzi for a while now.

Mimi's such a beautiful cat. I miss Dewey too.