My mother surprised me with my Nook for my birthday. (Make a note that my birthday was the end of March - it is now November and I've only had to re-charge the battery once!) I've purchased a few books through B&N, but I've been dying to dabble into the library's system for a cheaper alternative. It does require some extra software with the computer, but with a simple little USB hook-up, the Nook downloads are incredibly easy... and fast.
My first library engaged Nook-Book checkout is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain. Since I'm attending the Winter SCBWI conference, I'm going to take a shot at the Tomie dePaola Award. This year's book selection is really up to the illustrator, but there were 3 book choices. My initial instinct is to read The Yearling, because I thought "Oh! Baby deer!" However, due to its unavailability and my time constraints, I'm shifting to Twain. I'm only on chapter 3 and my head is swimming in imagery!
I did have a "Library Day" this past week, which I failed to document. (Sorry!) So I'm calling this November 4th books, but in reality, they were from October 24th:
- Toot and Puddle, by Holly Hobbie
- Everybody Bonjours! by Leslie Kimmelman, illustrated by Sarah McMenemy
- Uh! Oh! by Rachel Isadora
- Splash! by Ann Jonas
- The Quilt Story, by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Tomie dePaola
- Neville, by Norton Juster, illustrated by G. Brian Karas
- The Heart and the Bottle, by Oliver Jeffers
- Caramba, by Marie-Louise Gay