Tag: New Out of the Box

Diversion Books

Diversion Books

Cindy: Start humming Harry Chapin‘s theme song to yourself while you read today’s post, “All my life’s a circle…” A package with two arcs arrived this week and it brought tears to my eyes. One of our past students and eager reader of our advance reader copies is now working for a publisher and as […]

We Can't Wait to Read These – Conference Swag!

We Can't Wait to Read These – Conference Swag!

Lynn:  I know, I know – some people have ALL the luck!  Generous publishers send us things AND now we have boxes of awesome conference swag to add to our to-read stacks.  Well, we do know how lucky we are and this post isn’t intended to taunt but rather to let you all know what […]

Classic Tie-Ins

Classic Tie-Ins

Cindy: I’m reading a classic. Don’t faint. You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings. No, that quote is not about me reading a classic, although it could be. It’s the opening of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Last fall we read […]

The Wait is Over…

The Wait is Over…

Cindy: Our middle school students demanded a reserve list for Christopher Paolini’s new book Inheritance (Random/Knopf 11-8-2011) last school year the minute the publication date was announced. It was 7:30 a.m. yesterday when the first student asked if we had the book yet! Um, no…the bookstore isn’t open and our UPS delivery of the preorders […]

New Out of the Box: We Were Wonder Struck!

New Out of the Box: We Were Wonder Struck!

Cindy and Lynn: We always love when publisher boxes show up on our doorstep and have wished we could share some of that joy with the rest of you. Last week the book fairies from Scholastic sent a particularly intriguging package so we thought it might be fun to share the fun with our Bookends readers. […]