Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sunday Salon-June 7th

It's definitely nice to see the weather warm up and be able to sit outside and enjoy a nice book. My son Andrew, who is 10, will be out of school next week and he is looking forward to summer vacation. He has a science camp, a theater camp, and swimming lessons all lined up. He's even going to volunteer as a helper at the summer library reading program which he has atteneded for the past 5 years. I just have to get used to having a little less time to myself! We're going to work on some fun workbooks to keep him on track with school and make a list of books to read. I'm encouraging him to use a book journal to write down a few sentences about what he liked and didn't like about the book and a brief synopsis. Hopefully, he will write a few book reviews here on my blog as well.

I read about Teen blips on Cindy's love of books blog. I was curious and was glad that I got a chance to check it out. There is a list of 325 blogs and I went to check out the list not expecting my blog to be listed. I was shocked to see it listed at #67! I'm not sure how it got on the list and there are many other blogs that I recognized so you should check it out to see if your blog is listed there. The site appears to have a lot of information teens would be interested in including this list of blogs. Has anyone heard about this site?

I received this beautiful award from Bella at Bella is Reading. "The Literary Blogger Award acknowledges bloggers who energize & inspire reading by going the extra mile. These amazing bloggers make reading fun & enhance the delight of reading!" Thanks Bella, I'm truly honored. Make sure that you stop by and visit Bella's wonderful blog.

Giveaway: Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a brand new ARC copy of Shanghai Girls by Lisa See, ends June 12th. Click here for more information, or to the left in the sidebar.


  1. I think it's cool that you are on the Teen Blips list. I don't review much YA so I'm not on there but there are so many blogs on there and they are all up there in the rankings.. above all the other teen sites like MTV and Britney Spears. That says a lot doesn't it??

  2. Thanks for sharing the info about Teen Blips! I had no idea I was on that list - how exciting! :)

    It sounds like you and your son are going to be very busy this summer. I was thinking that we don't have that much going on, but then I remembered that we have track, swimming and the summer reading program. My kids are still a little young for summer camp. We're thinking the oldest may go for a week next summer though.

  3. I got an email yesterday about the Tenn Blips site. I guess I'm on there. I was surprised. I meant to go register my blog as mine there which I should do now before I forget.

    Have a good week!

  4. Someone from Teenblips e-mailed me and told me to check it because my site was ranked on there. I was surprised. If anything I expected to be there because f my Catching Fire giveaway, but it was my review of Fault Line that was featured.

  5. Happy Sunday! Thank you so much for mentioning your Shanghai Girls giveaway. I completely missed it!

  6. Sounds like you and your son are going to have a great summer. I look forward to reading some of his reviews. My son will be doing football all summer plus I do summer rec for 4-12 year olds...

  7. Thanks for the info on the blogs! And how great for you to be included!


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