Saturday, November 28, 2009

Starred Saturdays: week of November 22

I hope everyone in the U.S. had a great Thanksgiving Day! Here are some things that caught my eye this week.

Why wouldn't we want to know about free books, right? io9 pointed readers to The Best Places To Find Your Next Free Book Online. Okay, so they're free online or e-books but don't let that keep you from rushing out to enjoy a free read.

Until December 6, Alea of Pop Culture Junkie is running a giveaway for a "feltie" -- some cute miniature felt creatures that she is making herself from the book Felties. I put my name in for the "sleepy fox". So cute!

Did you know that there's a 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up? I need this list.

When my unexpected inheritance finally materializes, I will attend this auction --
A valuable collection of children's literature, including Alice's own copy of "Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There," a first edition of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and Beatrix Potter's personal copy of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" will be presented for auction Dec. 16.
Looking through the item list makes me a little sad that I don't have a million dollars to spare. (from Jacket Copy)

Have you seen this video for the New Zealand Book Council? There's apparently someone reading a book passage in it but my eyes had to work so hard to keep up with the amazing visuals that I think my ears turned off. (from Shelf Life and others)

And I'll leave you with something to warm the heart - a story in pictures by Shaun Tan. I love it. (from Neil Gaiman)

Scooting into December,


  1. I saw that 1001 Children's Books the other day at the bookstore! I had to be pulled away by my husband I was so enthralled by it!!

  2. Can you imagine going to that auction? That would be so wonderful....