Here are a few things that together comprise a post of somewhat interesting things:
James Kennedy, he of the insane The Order of Odd-Fish (my review, which was great fun to write!), has, as many of you doubtless know, is organizing a 90 Second Newbery Film Festival. The Deadline has been extended to October 17th. Newbery Honor books are eligible too....
Now that back to school is over, more or less, it is time to start thinking about Holiday Gift Giving. And what better gift to give a ten or eleven year old boy than two books he'll love that you won in a giveaway? The Magnificent 12 books 1 and 2 giveaway ends tonight at 12 EST--head over here to find instructions and all the clues in one place, so you don't have to blog hop.
Speaking of back to school--I just got an email from Donors Choose full of requests from teachers in my state for basic things to make learning a hopeful thing for kids in impoverished areas. Hard not to chip in $10 to make sure the kids have paper, which one teacher requested.
And finally, a personal Cry for Help, because goodness knows I need it: I am transcribing my to-be-read list (the handwritten one that sits by the computer--sometimes it's faster to write than to open a new tab etc etc) and all was going well...until this:The Game of Tripls?????? The Gone of Tujds?????? Whah.
Yay! Tricia has solved it for me--it is The Game of Triumphs, by Laura Powell! Thanks so much!