Thursday, August 25, 2011


I'm taking a class on young adult literature.  This means between now and December I will be reading -- wait for it -- 113+ books.  So, you know, if you want to get the low-down on all of that, stick around, chickpeas.

The downside: they mostly have to all be books I haven't already read.  This meant that when looking over the 20-page list of options, I had to eliminate all the things I already know are awesome.  I can see the fairness in that -- if I can already quote to you the plot of each Saddle Club book (spoiler alert: angst and some horses, maybe a mystery, Veronica DeAngelo is a bitch), I guess I shouldn't get credit for it.  And hey, it gives me a chance to read some books that for whatever ungodly reason, I never actually read (I'm looking at you, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler).  Though thankfully, the first few sets of little-little kid books don't have that stipulation.  I guess we're all pretty familiar with The Giving Tree.

On the docket:
-Runaway Bunny
-The Giving Tree
-Bats at the Library
-Harold and the Purple Crayon
-The Snowy Day
-The Story of Ferdinand
-Mouse Soup
-Little Bear

Now to go to the public library to, uh, erm, pay my fine so I can put a billion books on hold...woooooops.


  1. Yay, a billion books on hold! FYI, perks of working at a public library-- no fines. Ever. Do you know how much money I've saved this year alone? I'm terrible at giving my books back on time...

  2. I am so bad at it! I override all my fines at the library where I work, but we don't really have YA materials! I am the worst library patron ever.