Thursday, October 1, 2009

Putting My Money Where My Heart Is

Buy-A-Book Club Update:

Since my last post explaining the plan to buy one book a month, I have indeed bought a book. I have actually bought three books. They are:

Magickeepers, Erica Kirov
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z., Kate Messner
Skippyjon Jones--Lost in Spice, Judy Schachner

And, at the request of my son, we bought one of the above titles twice, so he could give it to his friend for his birthday.

So, my goal of buying one book a week was surpassed times four. Evidently I am not to be trusted with a credit card in an independent book store.

All kidding aside, I love my purchases. They are wonderful books. Every book was signed by the author, except for Magickeepers, and I intend to get that one signed as well. In fact, we had to take out an additional copy of Magickeepers from the library, since three family members were reading it at once, and one copy just wasn't enough! Check out the GOLD Moonbeam Children's Book Award it just won.

And the Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z.? That's the book that my son bought for his friend. Who says that boys won't read a book with a girl as the main character?

Look for reviews coming up on the blog for both Magickeepers and The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. I've already posted a review of Lost in Spice.

I recommend them all!

What do you recommend? What are you reading and/or buying?


  1. Love Skippyjon! I'm heading out for a weekend getaway and am definitely going to hit a bookstore. :)

  2. Oh, I want the new Skippyjon Jones! My younger two love those! A few weeks ago I purchased A New Job for Dilly by Rena Jones and Billy Twitters and his Blue Whale Problem by Mac Barnett/Adam Rex, both for my youngest on his bday.

  3. Angela--a weekend getaway sounds fantastic. And new books in tow, even better.

    Kelly--I hope your son had a great birthday! As a child, my favorite gifts were always books.

  4. Already have Magickeepers (signed by Erica - Yay!). Anxiously awaiting the second book in the series.

    Tonight, we hit the bookstore and I got Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey - I've heard such awesome things about it; and Nobody's Princess and Nobody's Prize by Esther Friesner. She's one of my all-time favorite authors - partly for her writing and partly for being a mathematician. You might have run into her stories in the Chicks in Chainmail series - maybe.

  5. Hi Heather!
    How cool. :-) And you know, even if it wasn't my book, I love the idea of a family reading TOGETHER!!!!


  6. Sarah-- I haven't heard of Esther Friesner, but will take a look at those books.

    Erica-- We are having such fun with your book!