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Nooking Around and Library Day: Nov 4th

This past week I finally discovered how to check books out from the library with my Nook. Yes, it's tougher than it sounds, because Barnes and Nobles doesn't want to you engage in anything that's FREE. There is very little information on library checkouts, except for maybe the Kindle. I finally figured it out through the NH Downloadable Book Consortium (via the New User blog page). Very helpful (if you're glued to NH library, that is.)

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
Happy reading!