September 24, 2008

More Books added to my Love List...

The Giver by Lois Lowry (this is part of a thus-far trilogy. I loved The Giver. I only mildly liked the sequels Gathering Blue and The Messenger)

The Willoughbys, also by Lois Lowry. Here are some hilarious snippets from the book jacket:
"Recalling literary heroes and heroines such as Anne of Green Gables, Pollyanna, and James with his Giant Peach, the Willoughbys concoct a diabolical plot to turn themselves into worthy and winsome orphans."
"Villains, benefactors, no-nonsense nannies, abandoned infants, long-lost heirs, and late-life romance all make their appearance..."
"Influenced in her childhood by a mother who insisted on surrounding her with books instead of roller skates and jump ropes, Lois Lowry grew up lacking fresh air and exercise but with a keen understanding of plot, character, and setting. Every morning she opened the front door hoping to find an orphaned infant in a wicker basket. Alas, her hopes were always dashed and her dreams thwarted. She compensates by writing books. Today she is a wizened, reclusive old woman who sits hunched over her desk thinking obsessively about the placement of commas."
What's not to love about this?!

We all just recently discovered Natalie Babbit (of Tuck Everlasting fame, which I enjoyed). But going on my list is:
The Search for Delicious. 'Twas delightful :-)
I'm also currently reading Goody Hall, which is quite quirky and fun. We'll see if it makes the list, too.

Another delightful book/series we found is:
Eoin Colfer's (of Artemis Fowl fame, tho we haven't read any of those...) The Legend of... series. So very cute and laugh out loud funny, especially The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World.

Ok, so that's it. No pics today, but great books, instead. I'm, like, so multi-dimensional, eh?

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JourneytoFamily said...

I love hearing book suggestions! I can't wait to hear what you think of the Twilight Saga!

Heidi said...

I am so glad you enjoyed those!!

I didn't like Gathering Blue nearly as much as The Giver. The Messenger is on my list to read, but my sister also said it wasn't as good as the first.

The Willoughby's was so much fun!

I'll have to check out the others on your list...

maryanne420 said...

hi susan,

i just got the lightroom software after seeing how great your pics are. i have a question for you. how did you get those different preset functions on the left of your screen (i'm referring to the pic you posted several posts ago). did you have to download those separately. i'm afraid i'm not very savvy and i don't want dh to think it's a waste. thank you for your help in advance.

SKELLER said...

Quick link for you:

This will explain how to import the various presets. Hopefully it works the same in LR 2.0 as it does in the first version (which I have).

I'll try to throw together a quick post that has links to sites I've found especially good for presets.

Ashley said...

Awww, The Giver! I remember reading this growing up. I love, Love, LOVE this book!

maryanne420 said...


you are awesome! thank you so much. i truly appreciate your help.

Leslie said...

wowza versatile for sure.... hope life isn't totally bombarding you this week.

Jennifer said...

I keep hearing about Lois Lowry this week... I'm off to the Library!

Britt said...

Look at all the words! You must have been saving up ;o)

I never knew there were more books after The Giver. I loved that book! Now I'll have to go search my library for the rest. Thanks for the heads up!

Rhea said...

I've read several of the Artemis Fowl books. They're good! I had a hard time getting into the first one, but once I did, they rocked.

Donny's into the Pendragon series right now. On the second book, and I think there are at least 10 or so...