Monday, November 26, 2007

It's after Thanksgiving already.

Hello all,

Baker's Dozen was amazing. We had an absolutely fabulous time working with the authors and seeing the excitement in the store. Our best estimate is that over 150 people came to the event. We will definately be doing this event again next year. Thanks to all of you who came out to support our local authors.

I've been home with kids this past week and have read just an amazing amount of stuff, even for me. Some of the highlights are Keeping Corner by Kashmira Sheth, Tom and Julia Davis: Some Good Place by Susan Stacy, and the entire Miles Vorkosigan series by Bujold.


Friday, November 16, 2007

Baker's Dozen Tomorrow

It's the day before Baker's Dozen and our final preparations are falling into place. We're hoping for a fabulous turnout for this event and a whole lot of fun. The recipe cards are here and the cinimon rolls are on their way and both look very yummy.

For reading this week, I've been reading some old favorites. Lois McMaster Bujold Miles Vorkosigan books are right at the top of that favorites list. Bruce and I have started reading the Two Towers aloud to Gwen and a book of King Arthur stories to Dennis. In the new book realm, I just finished Some Good Place, a history of Tom and Julia Davis and their role as pioneers of Boise City. This is a well written accessible history that sheds some light on the couple who donated one of Boise's favorite parks. Come and meet the author on Saturday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Diane Mikelgard will also be here promoting, her book The Resurrection of the Bar O, the continuation of the Davis family history. More to come later, I've finished the second book of the Pelinor series and a history called Four Queens, the story of the 4 daughters of the Count of Provance and their marriages to the kings of France, England, Germany and Sicily. I had never connected that these women were sisters and this is a particulary well done story. That's all for now. Happy Reading -Laura

Monday, November 5, 2007

It's November Already!

Hey, I have to tell you that time is really, really flying these days. So in the last week, I've been reading the rest of the Carol Berg Revelation series, Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians, The Naming by Croggen, a kid's book called "Tennysen"and a lot of picture books. I found the Carol Berg series very satisfying with a well thought out world with a very interesting main character that held my interest throughout. Alcatraz is a kid's/teen book that feels a lot like Terry Pratchett with it's weird reality and commentary. Tennysen is not out for months, but when it does come out look for me to staff pick the absolutely fabulous book. My review will talk about this very special girl just waiting to fill a special place in your heart. The Naming reminds me of the Dragonsong books by Ann MacCaffery a great mix of music and magic. I'm still reading a lot and there's more to read. This bedside stack is marvelously deep.