Are you ready for the next season of WDYTYA? This popular series will be airing the first show of its second season on Friday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. (CST). Stars for this season are: Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, Lionel Richie, Kim Cattrall, Steve Buscemi, Vanessa Williams, and Ashley Judd.
I am so over vampires….or should I say the present day vampires. I have read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, and I will honestly admit that I was taken with the story. The writing is horrendous, but it’s the love story that captivated me; I am a girl after all. Once it ended though, I didn’t pick up the rest. I have seen the movie New Moon and received Eclipse
There is something about a snow day that makes me think of baking. I immediately start thinking of the pantry, and what’s inside that could be thrown together to create something mouthwateringly delicious. I become so desperate that I’ve been known to dash to the grocery store in weather no one else would brave for that crucial missing ingredient.
Every winter, several of the library systems (Johnson County, KCPL, and MCPL) have a friendly competition to see which system can read the highest average number of pages of juvenile and young adult books between January 1st and March 1st. The prize we play for is the coveted "Cat in the Hat" trophy. For the years I’ve worked at MCPL, we haven't won this challenge... in spite of the multitude of very active librarian-readers we employ.
I found out the other day that if you're among the folks who generally go to Google before you pick up the Yellow Pages (I am guilty of this), there is a way to stop them from showing up on your doorstep.
Children’s Authors (Juvenile): Mary Pope Osborne & Ben M. Baglio
Our 10-year-old, fourth-grade granddaughter Tara loves books by Mary Pope Osborne. Her favorite is Blizzard of the Blue Moon because it’s a mystery, and Tara loves mysteries. It also has a lot of action in it. Tara loves horses, and the book has a unicorn that leads Annie & Jack (the main characters in the book) to rescue an imprisoned unicorn before it dies.
We make resolutions, but how many do we keep? Here is one to consider; resolve to read a children’s book from either the juvenile fiction or juvenile easy section of the library. I have found some of these books to be the most delightful reads.
How about a super bowl of hot soup for a meal on a cold night? If you need a good recipe, check out Soup Classics by Linda Johnson Larsen. This cookbook is full of colorful photographs, and features 100 delicious recipes plus 250 variations. The author makes it easy for everyday cooks to prepare soups, chowders, and broths from scratch.