Sweet Valley series back in the day (like, late '80s to early '90s), you've probably heard this already, but if not: Francine Pascal just released a new Sweet Valley book titled Sweet Valley Confidential that shows fans where their favorite characters are ten years later. Although I was somewhat unimpressed with the ebook sample I downloaded, others have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on a copy. It made it to #14 on the NY Times bestseller list, according to EW's Shelf Life blog. Also coming up, a movie, another sequel, and necklaces just like the twins wore! Visit the book's website for other fun Sweet Valley trivia and games.
It is National Library Week. As I've been a library-user since I could read (and I have many fond memories of my mom taking us to the library as a kid -- they had a yellow brick road which you walked on to get to the children's section! Really!), I often forget that there are other people out there. You know. Non-library-users. I don't understand this, as to me our libraries are our greatest (free) national resource. (Well. Free. I'll put it this way -- your tax dollars are going there whether you use it or not, so you may as well use it for no additional cost and get your money's worth!)
fascinating article on NPR's Monkey See blog about using libraries. It is highly enjoyable, and I recommend it mostly to any of you non-library-users out there. Otherwise, you might think (as I did, from a regular-library-user's point of view) that blog host Linda Holmes is kind of dumb for an intelligent person. (Obviously, she's getting better, as you will see from the article!) Anyway, get out there and support your local libraries for National Library Week. I promise, you won't be disappointed.
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Relay For Life team will have a table set up at the Spring Festival, and I've been busy getting signs and things ready for fundraising. We have already raised more than $300 with candy bar & bracelet sales alone. I'm hoping that increases a lot after tonight! On top of those two things, my mom and I are also doing a booth in the Craft Fair. She is a jewelry-making expert, and I have recently jumped onto that bandwagon.
Enjoy your weekend, and happy reading!