Sunday, October 7, 2012

Friends from Books and From Far Away

So I just finished, The Year of the Book.  It was a simple and fairly quick read and I am excited to suggest it to many readers in my class.  My favorite favorite thing was that the main character could be me (well except the Chinese part.)  She reads ALL the time, in fact at one point she even plans to read a book for each day of her winter break!  She would always rather be reading than being social.  It was like reading a book about myself!

Here is a goodreads summary:  "In Chinese, peng you means friend. But in any language, all Anna knows for certain is that friendship is complicated. When Anna needs company, she turns to her books. Whether traveling through A Wrinkle in Time, or peering over My Side of the Mountain, books provide what real life cannot—constant companionship and insight into her changing world. Books, however, can’t tell Anna how to find a true friend. She’ll have to discover that on her own. In the tradition of classics like Maud Hart Lovelace’s Betsy-Tacy books and Eleanor Estes’ One Hundred Dresses, this novel subtly explores what it takes to make friends and what it means to be one."

Another character who has many traits that are just like me is Jenny over at Owl Things First.  She is having a "Bosom Friend Giveaway"  She is one of my BBF (bosom blogging friend) who I have yet to meet in person, but it is only a technicality.    Anyway you can win a Carson-Dellosa product or a Starbucks gift card.  Click her button to visit her blog and a chance to win.  

And because I think everyone needs a laugh for the upcoming week....
so much better than a pocket full of kleenex...
Happy Sunday,


  1. I NEED that book! That was me growing up! That is my daughter right now!! She would love this...Headed to Amazon...Thanks for the shout out!