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March 1, 2011 @ 5:50 pm | Filed under:

On deck « Farm School. For the TBR pile: The Semi-Attached Couple & The Semi-Detached House. Becky writes: “As the late great Noel Perrin wrote in his blurb on the back, ‘The Semi-Attached Couple is the answer to a good many prayers.  It is the book you go on to when you have run out of Jane Austen’s novels.’ ”

The right way to cook bacon in a pan – Boing Boing.

Winners of the 2010 Cybils Awards. At School Library Journal: short summaries of all of this year’s winners.

Stacked: Why the Cybils Matter by Kelly Jensen, with whom it was a pleasure to serve on the 2010 YA fiction first-round panel.

Mo Willems Doodles: WE ARE IN A BOOK! recieves 2011 CYBIL AWARD! Elephant and Piggie react to the news. 🙂

• Gratuitous morning walk photo:

“It was sure nice to meet that lion.”


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  1. Jennifer says:

    Thanks so much for these. I confess to being terrified of cooking bacon. My husband will be so pleased that I watched that clip.

  2. Tracy says:

    She looks as if she is in a C.S. Lewis novel.

  3. sarah says:

    Great links. I love the photo.

  4. Hannah says:

    Now I can totally picture her saying that! Sweet, funny girl. 🙂

  5. MelanieB says:

    Love that picture. And my children thank you for introducing us to Elephant and Piggie. We adore We Are in a Book. Bella has it memorized. And anytime anyone has a banana these days someone says, “Banana. So funny.”

  6. Melissa Wiley says:

    You know, I could very much get into being the Miss Rumphius of Elephant-and-Piggie books. 🙂

  7. MelanieB says:

    oooh.. I like what you did there. The Miss Rumphius of Elephant and Piggie… delightful!

    I need to get another copy of Miss Rumphius. I got a used copy and it was missing the first pages. Sad. So I sliced it up and framed some of my favorite full page illustrations and hung them in the kids’ room where they are so lovely. But we still don’t own a reading copy. Ridiculous!

  8. Melissa Wiley says:

    Melanie, I KID YOU NOT—three days ago I was eyeing our copy of Miss Rumphius with the same thought in mind. Buy a 2nd copy and hang up pages of the first one as art. Haven’t done it yet, but I really might!

  9. MelanieB says:

    That is too funny. You should do it!
    The pages fit perfectly into some cheap frames I found at Michaels, no trimming necessary. Here’s some not very great photos I took of the results:

  10. Irene says:

    I’m so glad you mentioned The Semi-Attached Couple and The Semi-Detached House! I knew I had to have these stories once I read about them here and at your link. I’m halfway through the first and loving it! As always, thanks!

  11. Melissa Wiley says:

    Ooh, and *I’m* glad you left this comment, because I’d already forgotten I meant to look them up! Thank you!