Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Last Olympian

Hey there! There are a couple author blogs J and I follow once in a while and I just thought this was cute as we wait for May.

We also read a sneak peak of The Last Olympian in the back of his new Demigod Files book. J did not feel he had to purchase the Files, instead opting for some large anthology of all of Watchmen comics. (devoured and enjoyed).

Friday, February 13, 2009

Better World Books Sale

Like any of you need more books.... but it's so darn tempting! Check out this sale from Better World Books.

Odd note about Better World Books -- it's a short mile or so from my sister's house in Indiana. She shops in person - even more dangerous that online!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More on Scholastic

I know I've lamented the decline in Scholastic Books' catalogues; I remember with great vividness the excitement I felt as a child when the new flyers came out, and the happiness when my new books arrived. I want my kids to have those feelings, but I have to be careful: if I promise to get them something, they are quite likely to choose something that it isn't a book and/or has some commercial tie-in. Well, I'm not imagining it; there was an article in yesterday's New York Times that reports one-third of the offerings aren't books.