Thursday, September 13, 2012

BBAW Day 4: Book Pimpin'

Well, today's BBAW writing prompt is this --
One of the best parts about book blogging is the exposure to books and authors you might never have heard of before. Pimp the book you think needs more recognition on this day. Get creative! Maybe share snippets from other bloggers who have reviewed it or make some fun art to get your message across.
But as my regular readers probably know, I am always loath to label any book as a "must read" for everyone because I don't think there's a universally beloved book out there (and I don't want anyone hating my favorite books). So, instead I'm going to invite you to find some new favorites with me while reading through a list of the "best" chapter books!

It's the Top 100 Chapter Books Read-Along that I'm hosting at The Estella Society (a new playground for book bloggers) -- and we're actually starting with my favorite chapter book so I guess in a way I'm breaking my own rules and telling you to read it.

We'll be discussing The Wizard of Oz starting this weekend (Sept. 15) so you still have time to download a copy and read along! I'm very excited to create some new fans of this 112 year old masterpiece.

Our next few titles are The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, The Graveyard Book, The Dark is Rising, The Secret Garden, Tuck Everlasting, Journey to the River Sea, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH and The Saturdays. So if any of these are books you've thought of trying, books you missed out on as a child or books you've read dozens of times and want to talk about, join us on the 15th and 30th/31st of each month for a fun discussion! There's no commitment to read all 100 books -- just join in when you can/when you want to.

What's your favorite chapter book? And have I convinced you to come read some books with me?

Pimping my own project,


  1. You have definitely convinced me to read with you guys! That list is pretty great and full of stuff I either haven't read at all or not for a very long time! Great pimping :-p

  2. Guurrl! I loved Origami Yoda. Such a fun book.

  3. Have never read the book, but I do love the movie.

    THANKS..have a fun day.

    Silver's Reviews

  4. This is one of those rare cases where I actually enjoy the movie more than the book... but it's still an interesting read (even if the series is NEVER. ENDING.). The subtle politics and socioeconomic themes are fascinating, for sure. And it's fun to see what all was left out of the movie (because there was quite a bit - which surprised me, since the book is rather short).

  5. I haven't been able to bring myself to read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Maybe someday.

    Looking at your list of upcoming reads, I see Gaiman's book mentioned. I may have to join you for that one!

  6. I love the book, as well as the movie! Good highlight! :)

  7. I liked it! Can't wait for the discussion. =)

  8. Are you guys seriously reading The Wizard of Oz? Why haven't I heard about this??? My mom has the original printing--somewhere--but I've never read it.

  9. Book pimpin'. You are doing it right!

    I can't wait for the discussion of The Wizard of Oz. I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed it!

  10. Bex - Awesome! I'm most looking forward to some of the rereads too. :)

    Christina - Just finished it. It made me glad not to be a middle schooler. :)

    Chris - It's surprising how many people haven't read it. I think we all think that about our favorite childhood books.

    Elizabeth - IMHO, the book is better!

    Adam - Yes, it would have been a very different movie if it followed the book. I wonder if an authentic version will ever be filmed ...

    Literary Feline - I would love to have you join on that one. It's a third reread for me!

    Storytime - Thanks!

    Elizabeth - Awesome. :) Discussion coming on Weds!

    Tasha - There's still time! Quick, find it!

    Heather - Thank you, ma'am. :)