Saturday, February 23, 2008

They're Back!!

As you probably already know, reading is one of my favorite things to do. Last year I read sooooo many books, not just books, but really good books. One of my favorites was The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. Originally I didn’t plan to read the book, but one day I picked it up and couldn't stop.

The story is of 4 sisters that live with their father, a boy named Jeffery, a dog named Hound, and the adventures they have together one summer. It is one of those feel good stories that made me remember the fun summers I had as a child, I simply adored The Penderwicks. If you haven’t read this book yet, it is definitely one to add to your list (did I mention that it won the National Book Award in 2005?).

During the holidays I went to visit my parents and whenever I go anywhere I always try to make a stop at an INDEPENDENT bookstore, so we went to a fabulous store in Austin named BookPeople. I was blown away, not only by the store, but also by the staff. Thank goodness my family understands because I spent hours there looking around and talking to the children’s area staff. While talking to the children’s book buyer, she informed me that she had just received a copy of the sequel to The Penderwicks.

I was sooo excited and thought maybe there would be a copy waiting for me to read once I got back to Las Vegas. No such luck. However, after a few e-mail request I finally got a copy. Needless to say I got it, read, finished, and loved it! The book is due out in April so I'll post a short summary later.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Isn't this sweet? Charlie and Lola also wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day. We hope you have a day filled with lots of chocolate and love!

For all you Spiderwick fans remember the movie opens up tomorrow!!! Here at the store we will be entering The Spiderwick Chronicles Window Display Contest. The grand prize is an exclusive store event from the cocreators Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black. Needless to say, we want to win... it would be awesome to have them here in Las Vegas. If you have any stupendous ideas or suggestions, please let us know.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

We finally have a BLOG!

How long have blogs been around??? Well we finally decided to take the plunge into blog land. Now what?

More information will be up soon! :)