At the peremptory request of a large majority of the citizens of these United States, I, Joshua Norton, formerly of Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, and now for the past nine years and ten months of San Francisco, California, declare and proclaim myself Emperor of these U.S.
A few days ago, I listed the titles for the High School Book Club. This week, I'd like to share what we have in store for the Junior High Teen Book Club. I found out that our group from last year, made it into the yearbook. This year should be even more fun, so watch for pictures! Right now this is what we have to look forward to:
Oh yea-It’s Madî$on with an î and $ <- Get it right! Maddy’s Total Music Rant: Beware of Dog: Remake
So! Lets Get started!-I’m Madison your Average Euro-Mutt American Gleek. Random Fact # 2,231 about Maddy: She Absolutely Despised PBJ Sandwiches. I’m probably one of the biggest music obsessors that you’ll ever meet. Key thing is-I dunno EVERYTHING, But I know A lot! :)
Perhaps like me, you've been captivated by impressive toddlers on TV, supposedly reading, using video methods. I say "supposedly" because, most child educators remind us that the amazing skill of reading is actually a group of skills. These "wonder kids" have actually only memorized certain words, and learned to skim over them without full comprehension, instead of learning to decode words and spell. They have started with a technique that will be difficult to correct later. Most often, these vendors only create misinformed parents and misguided children, and that irks me!
I love cooking and baking, and am always looking for new cookbooks and recipes. Anytime I bring a cookbook back to the library I'm asked, "Did you find a new recipe?," "Try anything new?", "Need us to taste test anything?" Food days are greatly enjoyed here at the Smithville Branch, as well as exchanging recipes. Here are a few staff favorites, and maybe a personal favorite or two.
A UFO was spotted recently in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eerie lights were witnessed hovering over a lake during the middle of the night! So, what do you think? Is it a natural phenomenon or is it visitors from another planet?
What fun it can be to collect, identify, and evaluate dolls. You may find that you have a "Kestner" doll head on a "kid" body. Or maybe, you have an Armand Marseille (Floradora) head on a stick-legged wood or composition body. One favorite is a large doll with a papier-mache head. Its body can be stuffed with excelsior and sawdust. All in all, she looks like Susan Boyle of recent musical fame. Each doll is unique and has a special story of its own.