This was the best Memorial Day weekend ever! Why? Because my friends the Hansens came out for the weekend. They have 3 kids, Evan, 13; Liam, 12; and Julia, 8. Whenever we get together, I give the kids books, because they are a reading family.
And this year, all three kids were wrapped up in their books! Liam managed to finish the fifth Percy Jackson book, The Last Olympian. Julia was enthralled with her new camera, but she still found time to start her copy of Savvy by Ingrid Law. Evan got halfway through Little Brother by Cory Doctorow–that is the one I am happiest about, because I loved that book, and I haven’t managed to get anyone else I know to read it (not for lack of trying!) So satisfying to have everyone pleased with my selections. And I know their parents will read them, too, so the enjoyment is multiplied.
Maggie, their mom, was thrilled with her copy of Pretty in Plaid by Jen Lancaster. Maggie is the person who turned me on to Jen Lancaster (Bitter is the New Black; Bright Lights, Big Ass; and Such a Pretty Fat), so I return the favor by making sure she gets Jen’s new books as soon as they come out.
My pal Billy, who reads all the fantasy novels I pass on to him, was delighted to get The Elfish Gene by Mark Barrowcliffe. It is all about growing up as a D&D role-playing geek who might be a tad too involved in fantasy novels. Not that there is anything wrong with that……
I just love being able to pass my favorite books on to my friends. There is something about sharing a good book that makes me happy. I guess that is why working in a bookstore is the best job ever!
| The Last Olympian by Riordan, Rick
2009-05 – Hardcover
| Savvy by Law, Ingrid
2008-05 – Hardcover
Dial Books for Young Readers
| Little Brother by Doctorow, Cory
2008-04 – Hardcover