Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You Knew it Was Coming

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I have been working at the library for a little while now. I have resisted the urge to post about books. Today I give in. Baby Monkey is getting about two books a week. I brought home one for Teenage Monkey Monday. Monday night Middle Monkey asked if I had brought him a book on science and hamsters. Now how in the world would I know he wanted a book on hamsters. Of all the critters in this house, hamsters are not among them. The Manx would murder them within minutes.

We received some new children's books today. Among them was the book in the picture. It is a book about scientists that work to control invasive species of plants, insects, and animals. South American fire ants have their own chapter. I would get it and give you a little more information, but Teenage Monkey took off with it.

I am reading "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." It is an incredibly good book. I am actually taking my time and really reading it. The writing is amazing. The only two books I have enjoyed more that this one are "East of Eden" and "The God of Small Things." Baby Monkey is reading a Little Bill book and Teenage Monkey is reading "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian."

So we may have a few book posts as I now can spend many hours a week looking at, touching, and reading all kinds of books.

I though we would play a few of these mind games. See if you can figure this out.



  1. I know it. I saw it right away.
    No, you are to smart for me. Didn't want to give it away for the others.

    Good for you bringing those books home.

  2. Anna, I should have made a "who gets it first competition". Maybe next time.

  3. I love books, so blog away :)

    We had a craze on those at school and there was even a comedy sketch on the telly based on letter words:



    I think you had to be there to appreciate it!

  4. I am wanting to read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" really bad. I loved East of Eden so it seems that we enjoy the same reads. We went to Barnes and Noble last night but I picked two books over Edgar Sawtelle, when I finish the first one I'm going to go back and get it. I've been having some sad times lately so I picked up Janet Evanovich's One for the Money, which is supposed to be light easy reading and funny and Chelsea Handlers Dear Vodka, It's Me Chelsea. Mindless fun reading. haha. Please let us know how Edgar Sawtelle is when you get finished. Sorry for the rambling comment, I get excited about books! :P

  5. I read East Of Eden a long time ago. But I still recall how truly enchanted I was with the writing and story-telling that dwells in this much-loved book.

  6. I just love books. We had hamsters once (or were they gerbils?). You should have seen how the cats loved to hang out by the cage. Probably scared the poor things 1/2 to death.

    Sorry, it's too cold (and loud!) here for my brain to function properly today. When is bed time????

  7. I love children's books. One of my most favorite things to do was read to my children. I still love books and love to read!

  8. Working in a there's a job I would LOVE. My hubby and I go to the library as a "date" much more relaxing without the kids!

  9. VP, I totally can't figure yours out.

    Shalla, that Chelsea Lately book sounds like a hoot.

    Brenda, I absolutely love East of Eden. It is my favorite book.

    Cinj, we are not getting a hamster.

    Linda, I am really getting into the childrens books now that I am exposed to the newest and best that are comeing out.

    Amy, It is my dream job and I didn't even know I wanted it.

  10. I love Steinbeck. I have pretty much all the books he wrote. I think it might be time for me to revisit "Travells with Charley".

  11. Foxy, that is also a great read. The school integration chapter broke my heart though.