Thursday, November 30, 2006

November Book Selections Poll Results

CHOICES AND RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

- Conviction by Richard North Patterson, 1 votes, 9.09%
- The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters, 3 votes, 27.27%
- The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White, 2 votes, 18.18%
- Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark, 5 votes, 45.45%


November Book Selection Winner:
"Two Little Girls in Blue" by Mary Higgins Clark

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

National Book Foundation 2006 Awards

These are the National Book Foundation 57th National Book Awards for the year 2006. : )


Young People's Literature

M.T. Anderson
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party (Candlewick Press)


Poetry
Nathaniel Mackey
Splay Anthem (New Directions)


Nonfiction
Timothy Egan
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl (Houghton Mifflin)


Fiction
Richard Powers
The Echo Maker (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)

November Book Selections Poll to Close on Wed. 11/29

Voting will end on Wed. 11/29 at 12PM PST . Selections are as follows.

  • Conviction by Richard North Patterson
  • The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters
  • The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White
  • Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark

Monday, November 27, 2006

Holiday Gift Giving for BookWorms

If you are thinking about giving a book this holiday season as a gift but are not sure what exactly to give here are some tips and suggestions.

Tips and Suggestions

*Give a Holiday Book Basket, these are easy to make and you may also buy one already done.
*Make sure to include books from a specific genre that the person you are giving the gift to enjoys.
*Include some extras in the gift basket, such as a Desktop calendar, a book light, a dictionary, bookmarks, etc.
*If you are doing Genre Specific Book Basket include a gift particular to that genre, for example if it consists of Cooking Books include a cutting board, spices, etc.
*If you want to give just one book, add a bookmark for a special touch.

Suggested Books for Gift Baskets:

*Cooking Genre *
Theme - Cooking with Celebrity Chefs -
Books - Rachel Ray 2,4,6,8 ; Paula Green Celebrates; Barefoot Contessa at home.
Extras - Cutting Board or Spices

*History Genre*
Theme - History for the Holidays
Books - Blood and Thunder; The Devil in the White City; Playing with the Enemy; Blitz
Extras - History related Desktop Calendar 0r Bookmark

*Thriller Genre*
Theme - Chiller Thrillers
Books - Wild Fire; The Collectors; Hundred-Dollar Baby
Extras - Bookmarks

*Fantasy Genre*
Theme - Fantastic Fantasy
Books - Harry Potter 1 -6 / or Eragon; Eldest.
Extras - Mythology or Fairies Calendar

*Children Ages 2-8*
Theme - Children Must Reads
Books - Owen & Mzee; Noodle; Olivia Forms a Band
Extras - Children's Dictionary

*Children Ages 1-2*
Theme - Children Fantastic
Books - Teletubbies Peek-A-Boo; Big & Little; Black & White; Elmo
Extras - Soft Cloth Book, Letter Blocks

*Babies Ages 0-1*
Theme - Babies Fantastic Reading
Books - 3 or 4 Soft Cloth books of your choice
Extras - Soft Cozy Blanket

Sunday, November 26, 2006

My Quotes : )

In being honest with myself I have only chosen a handful of quotes. You may, as I have ,find an understanding and connection to the following sayings. (I have included a quote from Mason Cooley which I do not fully understand now, but believe that with the passing of time I will one day know why it has intrigued me so much today)

"Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors."
Author: Joseph Addison

"Books are like imprisoned souls till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them."
Author: Samuel Butler

"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.... You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in you own terms."
Author: Angela Carter

"If I had found the words I was looking for, I would not have read so much"
Author: Mason Cooley

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving, that you have a great time with family and friends.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Reading is Also for Toddlers

Reading to toddlers is a great way for them to be introduced into a world of literature. I recommend reading books w/ interesting pictures. You don't have to read word by word but rather explain the pictures and concept. They absolutely love it when you play out what you are reading. Suggested reading for toddlers are:

*"Big and Little" by Todd Parr (His books are really excellent for reading to young children, his pictures are vivid and capture a toddler's interest)

*"Teletubbies Play Hide-And-Seek!: A Lift-The-Flap Book" (Teletubbies) by Itsy Bitsy Entertainment Company, Dana Thompson, and Del Thompson

*"My First Truck Sticker Board" Book by DK Publishing





Saturday, November 18, 2006

November Book Selections

Book Selections for the month of November have been selected. They are as follows : )

o Conviction by Richard North Patterson
o The Devil's Feather by Minette Walters
o The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White
o Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark

Voting will end approximately one week from today.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

November Book Selection ---> Thriller

Our reading group is currently in the process of selecting books for voting. Our genre this time will be Thriller. We have had really good recommendations so far. You may always visit our group to get all the details. Visit us this week to find out our selections and the poll results.

"The Kite Runner"






About This Book :

An epic tale of fathers and sons, of friendship and betrayal, that takes us from Afghanistan in the final days of the monarchy to the atrocities of the present.

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father's servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption, and it is also about the power of fathers over sons-their love, their sacrifices, their lies.

Summary from Reading Group Guide

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My Love of Reading : )

I love to read, I've read ever since I can remember. For me reading is a form of getting to know what otherwise I wouldn't be able to. It is a great escape, an adventure.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Books for thy Imagination

Books for thy Imagination was created in January 2006 with the goal of joining people that share the same passion for reading. You may visit Books for thy Imagination at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BooksForThyImagination/ .

The Joy of Reading : )

I am glad you are visiting Books for thy Imagination's Blog. This blog was created with the intent of helping busy people like you and me to start reading again. There is nothing comparable with the joy of reading and therefore I would like to invite you to browse around. Find the perfect way to make reading a part of your life again, and if it already is, to enhance it. Share with others your passion for reading, by joining BFTI's Online Reading Group. If you love discussing, asking questions, and sharing with others your thoughts and comments about the books you read, want to read, or if you would like to make friends who enjoy reading as much as you do join our BFTI Online Reading Group by entering your email address in the box below. Make sure to visit our blog often for new updates, news, and much more. Have Fun and Happy Reading!