Here's what I learned this week: wall paper is not easier than plastering and painting. Unless your house is new. This is why I am late getting this up.
Here's what I found in my blog reading this week--please let me know if I missed your post or the posts of your loved ones!
Beswitched, by Kate Saunders, at Fantastic Reads
The Brixen Witch, by Stacy DeKeyser, at Charlotte's Library
The Cabinet of Earths, by Anne Nesbet, at A Thousand Wrongs
Claws, by Mike and Rachel Grinti, at Charlotte's Library
Deadweather and Sunrise (The Chronicles of Egg, book 1), by Geoff Rodkey, at Mister K Reads
The Dragonet Prophecy (Wings of Fire, book 1) by Tui T. Sutherland, at Charlotte's Library
Earwig and the Witch, by Diana Wynne Jones, at library_mama
Gods and Warriors, by Michelle Paiva, at The Book Smugglers
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy, at Sonderbooks
Invisible Fiends: The Beast, by Barry Hutchison, at Bart's Bookshelf
The Lost Conspiracy aka Gullstruck Island, by Frances Hardinge, at The Book Smugglers
Palace of Stone, by Shannon Hale, at Random Musings of a Bibliophile, Reading Everywhere, A Patchwork of Books, Ms. Yingling Reads (and probably lots of other blogs, but time is too short for me to look for them today....)
Project Jackalope, by Emily Ecton, at Charlotte's Library
The Second Spy (Chronicles of Elsewhere, 3), by Jacqueline West, at Beyond Books
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz, at Confessions of a Bibliovore and Gina Carey
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brockett, by John Boyne, at So Many Books, So Little Time
The Wednesdays, by Julie Bourbeau, at My Precious
The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer, at Beyond Books
Authors and Interviews
Alan Garner at The Guardian (including his hilarious first attempt to end The Moon of Gomrath!)
Greg Leitich Smith (Chronal Engine) at From the Mixed-Up Files (giveaway)
Margaret Peterson Haddix at Cynsations (giveaway)
Other Good Things:
A plethora of Peter Pans, at Read in a Single Sitting
Juliet Marillier talks Beauty and the Beast, at Seven Miles of Steel Thistles
Because I love Zita the Space Girl, I'm passing on this Jolly Raffle link.
A fascinating interview with an Andre Norton Award Juror, at the Intergalactic Academy -- do read it!