Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Baking Bread: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Everything In Between

My dad asked me, "When you retire, what are you going to do?"

Seriously? He thinks I'm going to be bored? Moi?

There are so many things I love to do in this life, and most of them, with my busy work schedule, I only can work on a few minutes here and there. One of the things I love to do is to bake bread. I also love to write blog posts about baking bread. 


And I love to read books about baking bread.


FICTION BOOKS ABOUT BAKING BREAD



MEMOIRS ABOUT BAKING BREAD


BAKING BREAD COOKBOOKS



BOOKS I WANT TO READ SOON ABOUT BAKING BREAD








Armchair Foodie Travel Books

All-Time Favorite Foodie Narratives



Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Scary Library Substitute Teachers and More

Here's my week...


Scary Library Substitute Teachers


My library assistant and I took off this week and left the library in the scary hands of these two ladies.  We don't know exactly what went on, but we heard reports that these two were pretty strict and didn't put up with any nonsense in the library. 


Italy in 2018
We are starting to make plans for our trip to Italy next summer with my wonderful husband, sister, and brother-in-law! We will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Any must-sees? Any books I should read before we go?


Cybils Nominations Close on October 15

Sunday, October 15th is the last day the Cybils will be accepting nominations from the general public. Anyone can nominate children's or young adult books published in the last twelve months. If you need ideas, take a look at Tiffa's post at The Picture Book Review. Nominate here.


What I Read This Week

I finished up three personal reads:



Then I started digging into that huge stack of Cybils this week:





I don't know how I'm ever going to settle on 5-7 winners if the other 200 nominees are as good as these first eleven. Here are my reviews:


I got in a huge stack of new books this week, but I think I'll post those pictures next week. I need to get busy reading some more of my Cybils today, I think....



What was your week like? What are you reading now?


What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Books with Fall Covers

I've got to find a little autumn wherever I can. No fall leaves here along the Gulf Coast of Texas. 

Still we talk about fall at school as if everyone experiences it, and so our children can at least experience it vicariously through wonderful fall books.

Here are a few of my favorites.





Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists

Sunday, October 8, 2017

My Cybils Nominations, I Start to Read the Cybils, and My Busy Week






My 2017 Nominations

Board Books

Rapunzel (Once Upon a World)
Eligible

Early Chapter Books

Sprout Street Neighbors: Bon Voyage
Eligible

Easy Readers

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Good for Nothing Button!
Eligible

Elementary Nonfiction




Stand Up and Sing!: Pete Seeger, Folk Music, and the Path to Justice
Eligible

Elementary/Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

The Pudding Problem (Lyttle Lies)
Eligible

Elementary/Middle-Grade Speculative Fiction

The Glass Town Game
Eligible

Fiction Picture Books

Roger Is Going Fishing
Eligible

Junior High Nonfiction

When the Sky Breaks: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, and the Worst Weather in the World (Smithsonian)
Eligible

Middle Grade Fiction

Karma Khullar\'s Mustache
Eligible

Middle-Grade Nonfiction

Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends)
Eligible

Poetry

Forest World
Eligible

Senior High Nonfiction

Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get It Together (Sort Of)
Eligible

Young Adult Fiction

The Hate U Give
Eligible

Young Adult Graphic Novels

The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
Eligible

Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Warcross
Eligible





















So there are my nominations.

You should be able to see the category descriptions for each of the fifteen categories of the Cybils Awards.

You should also be able to easily see which titles have already been nominated.

Then you can easily click here and nominate your own favorite children and young adult titles published in the last twelve months.






I START TO READ THE CYBILS

I've started reading the Cybils as I've been able to locate them. I've found and read 45 of the 104 books nominated so far. I plan to go back and review each of these during next weekend's 24-Hour Readathon.


MY BUSY WEEK

My summer Book-a-Day readers got to enjoy a private showing of Captain Underpants at the movie theater Saturday. Great fun!


My library assistant and I spent the week in Germany, home of many of our classic fairy tales.

After school meetings...four trips to the library to pick up Cybils nominees...dental appointment...a little yoga....Crazy busy week!




What was your week like? What are you reading now?


What is the Sunday SalonImagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. 
 It is now being hosted here.

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between!  This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.