I'm very excited about my blog makeover stylishly handled by the talented design girl, happening soon!
Meanwhile, finished reading HP in preparation for the movie excursion on Friday. I wonder how true it will be to the book...
In other YA book news, Melina Marchetta has won the 2009 Printz Award for Jellicoe Road. It also won the WAYRB older readers book last year. So that's another one to add to the ever increasing to be read list. Along with other honourable mentions:
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves, by M.T. Anderson
(but I should read the first one first!) and
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart
Both of which sound excellent.
I do have a leaning tower of books next to my bed, 21 at the last count. But I don't feel right if I don't have a big pile there, and several waiting at the library. Greedy? Or just super prepared? I thought that I would get through more these school holidays, but the HP got in the way a little. And I guess I should be reading To Kill A Mockingbird to get ready for teaching.