Zombies in Love
This funny music video by my nephew Joseph Anderson features music by his band Bananas, with a guest appearance by the lovely Kayla. My niece Mary Anderson shot the video. She’s a studio art major at NYU. I’m such a proud auntie.
If you love zombies, check out these books [...]
Sharp by David Fitzpatrick
Sharp: A Memoir. William Morrow & Co, 2012. Print.
We lost 4 members of the Guilford High School Class of 84: David Ciardello, Richard Eaton, Ronnie Burns, and Lars Schulze. We almost lost David Fitzpatrick. David Fitzpatrick was our most beloved classmate. He was popular, but always nice to [...]
Back from ALA
I just got back from the annual American Library Association conference. It was in Anaheim, California which is the perfect locale for a summertime convention–no humidity and lots of hotels close to the arena.
Here are a few highlights from the convention. (I’ll write about the meetings and programs later.)
*I was [...]
I love John Irving!
Irving, John. In One Person: A Novel. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. Print.
Whenever I embark upon a new John Irving novel, I feel like I should bid my friends farewell and post a “Gone Fishin’” sign on my front door. I waited all year for the new book [...]
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
It’s a very sad day today in Libraryland. Beloved author/illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away at the age of 82. I met him when I was about 9 years old. My mother and I waited for hours in the rain at a book signing event in New Haven. When [...]
Coming this August . .
The Bell Jar meets Hatchet meets Into the Wild . . .
Morel, Alex. Survive. New York, NY: Penguin (Razorbill), 2012. Print.
Survive is one of the most emotionally intense YA novels I’ve read in a long time. It’s the story of a deeply [...]
Moundlic, Charlotte, and Olivier Tallec. The Scar. Somerville, Mass: Candlewick Press, 2011. Print.
When I was little, my Uncle Brian (who was more like a big brother because he was only 8 years older than me and lived with us sometimes) was killed. When my mom and I stayed with my [...]
A (yarn) yarn
Barnett, Mac, and J Klassen. Extra Yarn. New York: Balzer + Bray, 2012. Print.
So far, this is my favorite picture book of the year because it makes me laugh. (The humor is a little off-kilter, which makes it even more fun.)
Extra Yarn is the story of a girl named Annabelle who [...]
New Haven Rock City
Guess what? Cracker is touring this summer with Bare Naked Ladies, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, and Blues Traveler—and they are going to be right here in Palm Beach County!*
Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven are my all-time favorite bands, of course, but I also really like Blues Traveler. John Popper [...]
Early Childhood Education: Growing Up
Back in the early 70’s, there weren’t many childcare options in my quaint New England town. Since my mother was a working single mom, I had to spend hours every day at a wretched place called The Happy Child Nursery School.
The owner was a morbidly obese, smelly [...]
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