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Showing posts from May, 2013

Summer Read-A-Thons

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The Wicked Wildfire Read-A-Thon is a time when we all get together to dedicate the days of June 7-14 to as much reading as possible. You read as much as you can in order to get yourself a little further through that huge to-read pile! We know real life gets in the way and even if you can’t participate more than one day, you’re welcome to join in on the fun! In the meanwhile, we will be hosting book-related challenges where you can win some awesome prizes and have a Twitter party at the hashtag #WWReadathon! You can posts updates on your blog, Twitter, Goodreads or Facebook — as long as the profile is public and we all can enjoy your reading progress!

Okay, so you may have noticed my lack of updating with my yearly challenges (I'm working on it!) so you may be thinking why on earth I would try this week long challenge. It's because there's this month long reading challenge during the summer at my library. You read as much as you can and you can …

It's Monday What Are You Reading? #19 (Late Post)

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Okay so it's not Monday but I was out basically all day yesterday and didn't really have a chance to post this up which I really want to do because I want you to meet someone. For two weeks now I've been harboring  a secret. And that secret is.... I have a kitten. 
Her name is Molly and she is impossibly cute. She's about 9 weeks. She sleeps on my bed because I just gave up with her and let her sleep there. Before I go to sleep that's when she gets all excited and starts playing with the covers and me. I'm usually up late because it's Summer but I'm up even more because of her. She likes to wake me up at around seven in the morning by putting her face into my face and attacking me. She loves attacking my hand. She's a biter but she's not too rough. She likes to play with one of my dogs - Bacardi who still shoves his nose at her anytime he gets. He really wants to play with her but he's like this big boy tryi…

Motherhood, Virginia Wolf, and Dancing Flamingoes

So like I promised I've got some great picture books and illustrators to show you. First up is  Josée Masse's illustrations of the book Motherbridge of Love.

Motherbridge of Love is about two mothers and adoption. 
It's about how both mothers are special and how they both contributed to the love in a child's life.
It's seems like such a sweet story that actually has a charity behind it that's all about bridging that gap between Chinese and Western Cultures for the betterment of those families that have adopted children.
I love what Josée Masse does. It looks her pictures are painted on the page. I love the picture above the most. One mother is pregnant and the other has the baby when she's older. They both love her. The blue is so gorgeous! I love how it's added in as shadow in the mother's dresses. (Help with the summary was gotten from here.)

Josée Masse is known for her contrasting images since she has illustrated books like Mirror Mirror. There is …