Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Fun Word Game

Hi!  This doesn't really have to do with books, but it's fun and easy, so I thought you'd like it!  Enjoy!

This game is just about rearranging the letters in words.  Find a long, or even short word (or two) and start working.  You don't have to have only one word in your rearranging, it can be as many words as you like.  If you want to make the game easier find a word with lots of vowels.  It can be played with one player, but it is especially fun with two or three, competing to see who can make the best set of new works. 

Example: Panini's could become Ian's pins.  Or something else! Give it a try. 

This is a super fun game, and also a good thing to play when waiting for your food to come at a restaurant.  You can use words from the menu.  (I got Ian's pins from a museum cafe.)  So, you should definately try out this fun game.  (An official boredom stopper. )  If you think of anything good, (or even something not so good) I'd love to know!   Post it in comments.  Here is a word for you to try.  Remember to use all the letters!  Try out:  Marscarpone.  (It's a type of dessert cheese.)  Have fun!

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Hi!  If you just finished your latest book, then here is a wonderful treasure trove of recommendations for you.  Enjoy! 

1.  To Kill A Mockingbird,  By Harper Lee.  This timeless classic is a wonderful, rich telling of the story of one small town girl named Scout  (Just like me!)and her brother.  They have an amazing lawyer father who is dealing with a difficult case, and all through the story a mysterious character lurks.   Impossible not to like. 

2.  We Are Not Eaten By Yaks, by C. Alexander London.  Jam packed with adventure, this book will leave your heart racing and your brain calculating two TV addicting twins escape from their latest misadventure.  Too bad those twins would rather be sitting on the couch!  If you like adventure you will love this amazing, yet still belivable story.

3.  ttyl, by Lauren Myracle.  This book is a story of three best friends who go through many troubles, and through it all strive to keep their friendship going.  Amazingly enough, this book is told entirely through I.M's, hence the series title; Internet Girls.  You will love the humor and real life problems of these three girls. If you like it, finish the series with ttfn, the second book, and l8tr, gtr, the third and last book.

4.  The Princess Bride, by William Goldman is a wondrous story of a beautiful girl named Buttercup.  She has an amazing true love, and everything seems perfect, but when he dies and Buttercup is chosen by a mean, heartless prince to be his bride, things take a turn for the worse.  You may have heard that this tale is all "gross romance, ick" but it has a lot of adventure too.

5.  Daddy Long-legs, by Jean Webster.  This book is the story of an orphan named Jerusha Abbot, made to work all her life, who suddenly goes to college thanks to a mysterious benefactor who she doesn't know the name of.  The book, told entirely through her letters to the mysterious man, is a wonderful picture of what it is like to be a girl in college who has never had a social life or even interacted with many other girls before.  However, she is still light and funny in her letters, and through it all is inspired to be an author. 

I hope that these recommendations were helpful to you, and that you are able to find these books at your local library.  If you want more recommendations, just ask!