We set up the book fair last Friday, and one of the perks of running the book fair is being able to take home a couple of books to peruse beforehand in order to promote and push them once the fair starts. At first, I wasn't going to nab any, especially since this time I won't be doing book talks (cheers for Michelle!) but at the last minute, I couldn't help it and I grabbed the following:
The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne
Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass
So today, maybe I'll have to time to read bits and pieces of these, or get drawn into one and even finish it.
Or maybe not. We'll see.
Another interesting thing to report, and some of you will laugh at this, but I got my first unsolicited book from a publisher this week! Cool, huh. I know, this is old hat to most of you big time bloggers, but I haven't been aggressive with getting my name on the lists to receive these things, so to just get one out of the blue made me grin.
The book is called The Vagrants by Yiyun Li. It looks very interesting, so hopefully I'll be able to fit it in the stack soon.
Exciting stuff coming up this week! Check Raidergirl3's blog at An Adventure in Reading, probably Wednesday, to find out about a fun game we've got planned for you all!
Wish me luck on the book fair this week. Luck that it's successful, luck that I'll have enough the energy, luck that my family is forgiving. You know, just luck that I'll manage to get to the end of the week in one piece!
Happy Super Bowl to some of you. Happy Reading to the rest!