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 random.org 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.