Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Monday, February 28, 2011

Some Birthday Book Loot!

Birthday book loot...woot! :D

You know the old saying about money burning a hole in your pocket?  Well...I'm a victim :D   I went to my local Chapters today and got several challenge books, as well as a couple on sale that I didn't expect to get but were on my TBR list nonetheless:

A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini--after reading & adoring The Kite Runner, I had to get this!

Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury--for Back to the Classics Challenge

Emma- Jane Austen--I love the Penguin Classics hardcover edition & it was on sale--irresistible ;)

Oprah: A Biography- Kitty Kelley--this was on my TBR list & was on sale--it may be gossipy but I'm curious :)

The Hound of the Baskervilles-Arthur Conan Doyle--also a Penguin Classics edition on sale

The Girl Who Played With Fire- Stieg Larsson--I loved The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo & am psyched to continue the series!


The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne--for What's in a Name 4 Challenge

The Giver- Lois Lowry--for Back to the Classics Challenge

I'm still planning on visiting The Book Depot over spring break and if I don't get enough (*ha*), I'll probably stop in the bigger Chapters.  My local one is a bit small.


  1. Oooh...awesome book loot! So many great books - A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Giver. I've had Emma sitting on my shelf for too many years and still haven't gotten to it! And I just added Fahrenheit 451 to my TBR shelf - I read it in high school but decided to re-read it when my son read it for American Lit this year.

    Enjoy all your new books!


  2. I'll say - birthday loot all right! Good job and happy birthday!

  3. I love the Kite Runner! A Thousand Splendid Suns is just as good. Happy reading!

  4. Happy Birthday, great presents for sure :-)

  5. Happy Birthday! It looks like you scored some great books. Enjoy reading them....

  6. I am so envious of those beautiful Penguin Classics!

  7. Happy Birthday. Those Penguin Classics sure are beautiful. I hope you enjoy reading your new books. :)

  8. Thanks for all your comments & birthday wishes :) Those Penguin Classics were only $10 each if you can believe it!

  9. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the books. This selection looks great. I have a feeling I'll be re-reading Emma before too long and I'm looking forward to it.