Happy Sunday! I've got a few links to share today. First, have you seen the New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2010? I've not read any of their top ten. Have you? Children Make Terrible Pets looks interesting though. Amazon has also announced its Best of 2010. Of note these lists, picture books, middle readers, teen. I also read Publishers Weekly's Bloggers Emulate Susan Beth Pfeffer's Life As We Knew It. As much as I love that book--it is love, love, love--I've never been tempted to emulate it.
I did spend some time redesigning Operation Actually Read Bible--changing the background color. I changed it back to one of its original colors. Of course, that blog has had many redesigns over the past two years. And Young Readers got a new header and a new background color! It's been a busy weekend. I spent my time redesigning blogs AND reviewing Christmas books.
What I've Reviewed:
A Pleasure To Burn: Fahrenheit 451 Stories. Ray Bradbury. 2010. Subterranean Press. 300 pages.
Passionate Brood: A Novel of Richard the Lionheart and the Man Who Became Robin Hood. Margaret Campbell Barnes. 1944/2010. Sourcebooks. 368 pages.
Blackout. Connie Willis. 2010. Random House. 512 pages.
Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean. Sarah Stewart Taylor. Illustrated by Ben Towle. 2010. Hyperion. 96 pages
Roots and Blues: A Celebration. Arnold Adoff. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie. 2011. January 2011. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 96 pages.
Chains. Laurie Halse Anderson. 2008. Simon & Schuster. 320 pages.
Bedtime Bunnies. Wendy Watson. 2010. Clarion Books. 32 pages.
Can't Sleep Without Sheep. Susanna Leonard Hill. Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. 2010. Walker Books. 40 pages.
Rain School. James Rumford. 2010. October 2010. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages.
Ribbit Rabbit. Candace Ryan. Illustrated by Mike Lowery. 2011. February 2011. Walker. 32 pages.
It's Christmas Time! Salina Yoon. 2010. Scholastic. 8 pages.
Duck & Goose, It's Time for Christmas. Tad Hills. 2010. Random House. 22 pages.
Clifford's First Christmas. Norman Bridwell. 2010. Scholastic. 20 pages.
Story of Christmas. Vivian French. Illustrated by Jane Chapman. 2010. Candlewick. 22 pages.
The Good, The Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact On Us. Tanya Lee Stone. 2010. October 2010. Penguin. 144 pages.
Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal. 2010. Tom Doherty. 304 pages.
Bellfield Hall: Or The Observations of Miss Dido Kent. Anna Dean. 2010. St. Martin's Press. 300 pages.
Miss Hargreaves. Frank Baker. 1940/2009. Bloomsbury. 336 pages.
Desiree: The Bestselling Story of Napoleon's First Love. Annemarie Selinko. 1953/2010. Sourcebooks. 608 pages.
East of Eden. John Steinbeck. 1952/2003. Penguin. 608 pages.
He Knew He Was Right. Anthony Trollope. 1869/2009. Oxford University Press. 992 pages.
The Eyre Affair. Jasper Fforde. 2003. Penguin. 384 pages.
Forge. Laurie Halse Anderson. 2010. Simon & Schuster. 297 pages.
What I'm Hoping to (Properly) Begin Soon:
I Shall Wear Midnight. Terry Pratchett. 2010. HarperCollins. 355 pages.
Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany. 2010. HarperCollins. 292 pages.
The Postmistress by Sarah Blake. 2010. Penguin. 326 pages.
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. 2010. Hyperion. 576 pages.
© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews