"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Friday, October 8, 2010


Today I am trying out a new book blogger hop called Follow Friday.  It appears that the goal is to make some new blogging friends and to take a look at some other awesome blogs for new book selection ideas, blog promotions, etc.  If you are visiting my blog for the first time, welcome.  Please leave a comment so that I can return the favor.

Just a little about me...I am a high school librarian who came to reading late in life, so I always feel like I not only need to read the current YA books coming out but I need to read the old standards, too.  I want this blog to reflect my eclectic taste in books and in reading in general.  I launched the blog especially with my high school patrons in mind.  It was my hope that they would view my blog as a source of information to use when selecting their next reading materials.  After a year of trying I have determined that that goal hasn't worked, though I occasionally have a student remark about some book they saw reviewed on my blog. On closer reflection I have decided to just let the blog evolve into a form of communication between me and the world. It is also a journal, of sorts, just for me.  I crave comments that reflect that the reading has paused and reflected on something that I wrote.  With that in mind please take minute to look around. Let me know what you like and how I can improve.  And by all means, you are welcome back anytime.



  1. Hi! Thanks so much for checking out my blog and following! I'm a new follower of yours!

    Claire :)

  2. Hi Anne,

    You asked about my blog banner earlier this week. I am also a techno newbie,and I'm actually planning on getting professional banner made soon. I just found an image online that I liked for mine and added text with photoscape. Nothing to it! Hope that helps!

    Leanna. :)

  3. Dropping back by from FF to say Hello. Have a great weekend.


  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) You have my dream job... Haha. I'm fairly new at blogging as well; it's nice to see others like myself! I made my blog very much for the same reasons--I want my reviews to become a good resource.

    I'll be sure to stop by again! :D

  5. Whoo HOO 100th Follower we are!!!!

    Love the check with the books coming out of her head!!!

  6. Hi There!

    I'm hopping by from the Blog Hop!

    I'm a new follower!

    Happy Blogging!

    - Mevurah


  7. Hi,
    Happy Friday! I'm doing the Blog Hop and Follow Friday. I usually drink iced tea while blogging and the occasional glass of wine. Have a magnificent weekend!


  8. Hey! Happy Follow Friday! Just got back from my signing in California and posted a fun picture of me with Becca Fitzpatrick and Heidi R Kling for my FMBBF/Blog Hop post. Stop by and check it out!
    Happy Follow Friday!!!
    Emma Michaels

  9. Hopping by...have a great day.

    Love your header...very clever.

  10. Hi Anne,
    Thanks for stopping by. My Giving me the Creeps October is a month long theme I'm running on my blog. I'll be reviewing all scary/paranormal books with interviews and guest posts to go with them. If you would like to share, drop by my Giving me the Creeps page and drop off your links to scary/paranormal posts on your own blog.


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