Friday, July 29, 2011

With my students from. . .

Japan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, and East Timor! :o)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Trailer: Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane

Secrets; siblings; and heat-sensitive, color-changing ink! Seems like a lot of fun and I am looking forward to this. :o)

Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane, a board book from McSweeney's McMullens (November/December, 2011)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Book Trailer: Pretty Bad Things by C.J. Skuse

Pretty Bad Things by C.J. Skuse (The Chicken House, 2011)

Twins running amok in my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada? And it looks like they are doing it to get their dad's attention! SOLD.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

In My Mailbox: The Scholastic Dinner Edition

Every Sunday through the In My Mailbox meme, YA book bloggers share the books they recently bought, borrowed, or received!

Friday night, Joyce Bautista, trade manager of Scholastic Philippines, and Roselle Masirag, education and trade manager of Scholastic Philippines, hosted a dinner for Filipino book bloggers.

I was glad to meet some other Filipino book bloggers for the first time, namely: Ronald of RonReads, Leia of Bitter Pills & Breathing Spaces, and Meann of New Worlds.

Of course, I was glad to see my blog friends again! <3

Aaron of Guy Gone Geek

Tina of One More Page

Blooey of Bookmarked!

Chachic of Chachic's Book Nook

Here are the review copies I received at the dinner (Scholastic Philippines is curious about which Scholastic books from the U.S. and the U.K. they should focus on promoting in the Philippines):

Numbers by Rachel Ward

The Chaos by Rachel Ward

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

Clarity by Kim Harrington

The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

Blade of Fire by Stuart Hill

Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill

What books did you buy, borrow, or receive this past week? =D

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Um, isn't this blackface???

Nylon is my favorite magazine and Michelle Phan is a YouTube beauty guru that I respect, but this just feels WRONG. As someone in the comments section of the video has already pointed out, blackface has deep, deep roots in racism. Nylon and Ms. Phan should have known better.