Tuesday, January 27, 2009

BLOGGING: It's Tuesday, where are you?




Neil Gaiman just won the Newbery Award Medal for his children's book, The Graveyard Book. I haven't read that one yet, but I may get it for my kids. It's nice to see an award given to a book that isn't all 'literature' or that parents think children should read and like. I remember reading Jacob Have I Loved as a teenager, probably given to me because it was a Newbery Winner, and I thought it was pretty boring. My kids have quite enjoyed some of the recent Newbery's like Holes, The Tale of Despereaux, Maniac Magee and The Giver. Do you have a favorite Newbery?

I am on a meadow in Ireland, with a flock of sheep trying to solve the mystery of the murder of our shepherd. A sheep who left the flock has just returned, adding to the mystery. (Three Bags Full, Leonie Swann.)
Where is reading taking you today? Make a post, leave a comment, spread the word.

28 comments:

Nicola said...

I put a hold on The Graveyard Book yesterday as soon as I heard. I have not liked the last two winners but something :-) tells me this one will be a winner for me.

Where am I? I am in Toronto with Farley Mowat living on a boat with my father and mother in his memoir of his early years "Otherwise".

I am also in Oslo, Norway working on a couple of crimes with Harry Hole in "Nemesis" by Jo Nesbo.

My 8yo and I are adventuring in Whangdoodle Land in Julie Andrews Edwards "The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles".

"Confuzzled" Shannon said...

Here is my post http://confuzzledbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-tuesday-where-are-you.html

I would have to say my favorite Newbery Award winner is a toss up between The Tale of Despereaux and The Giver. They such different stories it hard to choose.

Debi said...

My favorite is probably The Graveyard Book, but I loved Bridge to Terabithia, A Wrinkle in Time, Holes, Kira-Kira...actually most of the ones I've read. But I really haven't read that big a percentage of them.

I'm anxious to see what you think of Three Bags Full. My husband and I were both tempted to pick that one up last time we were at the book store, but ultimately didn't.

gautami tripathy said...

Suppose I better get hold of The Graveyard Book!

Here is mine!

Mo said...

LoL...well, I'm in my forties, and I SOO can't wait to read "The Graveyard Book"; 'Course I have luved everything I've read by him, so...

Today, tho, I'm in 1890's NYC, getting to know Edith Wharton's Lily Bard in "House of Mirth"

Hope everybody has a good week ahead, with lots of good books!!

Laura said...

I'm in England with Jane Austen this week. Here's mine

Margot said...

Your Irish mystery sounds good. I'm wandering around eating gourmet food.

http://joyfullyretired.wordpress.com/2009/01/27

Beth F said...

I'm in Inkworld here.

Jeanette said...

I am in Washington D.C. with Alice Roosevelt Longworth, found here.

Carrie said...

Here's mine for today:

http://booksandmovies.today.com/2009/01/27/teaser-tuesdays-its-tuesday-where-are-you-january-27-2009/

I just finished reading The Graveyard Book aloud to my kids - we all adored it, and I'm so happy it won.

Kristina said...

I have the Graveyard book and I've been wanting to read it since Halloween!!

Here I am today!

http://kristinasfavorites.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-tuesday-where-are-you_27.html

The Holistic Knitter said...

My first time playing.
My post is here:
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-tuesday-where-are-you.html

SuziQoregon said...

I'm in Seattle. I came here to do a simple job of transporting a fugitive from Seattle. It's turned into quite a mystery involving the now missing and possibly kidnapped fugitive, rare books from a small publishing company that may or may not exist, and a possible old mystery about the fire that destroyed that publishing company and the two brothers who owned it so many years ago.

The Bookman's Wake by John Dunning.

BookPsmith said...

I am at a wedding here in Massachusetts...

http://bookpsmith.blogspot.com/2009/01/its-tuesdaywhere-are-you-12709.html

Kristi said...

I have just arrived here: http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2009/01/where-are-you-1-27-2009.html

Marg said...

I already had The Graveyard Book on hold so I hoping to get to it seen. I was reading Three Bags Full a few weeks ago, but had to return it to the library unfinished. It is on request so that I can finish it eventually.

Today I am in Italy. I am the young daughter of the local alchemist, and I am about to give birth to one of the most famous men in history (Signora da Vinci by Robin Maxwell).

Lisa said...

I am back in high school in the early 90s where I am a wallflower. (Hm. Pretty much describes both me AND the book.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower by someone whose last name is hard to spell and harder to remember.

Terri B. said...

I just got out of the burn ward and a most fascinating woman is helping care for me. She is an amazing sculptor of gargoyles and teller of tales. (The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson)

Nan said...

I'm in the little English village of Fairacre thanks to Miss Read.

Suey said...

I have to many favorite Newberys! A Single Shard comes to mind right off, but do like them all.

As for where I am in the world, I'm hoping to go to Inkworld really, really soon, but at this point I'm still in Aunt Elinor's house, where ever that is.(Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke.)

(P.S. Did you get my email I sent back to you that said yes to your proposal?)

Kathrin said...

I just love this weekly event :-)

My travel schedule can be found here

John Mutford said...

I'm truckin' down the roads of western Canada in Don McTavish's Big Rigs 2.

Staci said...

Here I am:

http://lifeinthethumb.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaser-tuesdays-and-where-are-you.html

I just ordered The Graveyard Book for my middle school library!! My favorite Newbery is Tale of Despereaux but I adored Princess Academy too!! (even though it was an Honor book)

Booklogged said...

Favorite Newberys: The Giver, Tale of Despereaux, Princess Academy (honor book), Bridge to Teribithia, Holes, and Crispin: Cross of Lead.

I am in Three Pines a little town outside of Montreal investigating the murder of a 76-yr-old woman. (Still Life by Louise Penny)

Kathrin said...

raidergirl3, of course I'm in! I think this is an awesome event! :-)

Florinda said...

Where I was on Tuesday - still there, actually :-).

The Holistic Knitter said...

I've just started Downhill Chance by Donna Morrissey here:
http://lyndasbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/its-tuesday-where-are-you-3209.html

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