Saturday, July 21, 2012

Books Read in the Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #

"The School at the Chalet"
by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
[children's fiction, series, school stories]
(Carried over from last week)
{As usual, I plan to read the original series
and the fill-ins. Maybe this time I'll be able
to fill in the gaps in my collection. (Not to be
confused with my hobby collections!) }

"Minders of Make-Believe:
Idealists, Entrepreneurs,
and the Shaping of American
Children's Literature" #
by Leonard S. Marcus

"King of the Seventh Grade"
by Barbara Cohen
[children's fiction, Jewish, (Conservative), mainstream publisher]

"Rose In Bloom"
by Louisa May Alcott
{Carrying over into next week}

Two More Magnets for my Collection

I've ordered two more magnets for my decorative magnet collection. This one is offered in both the Food and the Beach section. Rather fitting, when I remember how many Creamsicles my Baba bought for me on the beach!

This one, I fell in love with for its historical significance. And there will probably come a time when cell phones will be a thing of the past, fondly remembered.

Wake Up, Little Susie

I was in nursery school when The Everly Brothers released "Wake Up, Little Susie." Back then, I had never heard of drive-in movies. I also had no idea what the words, "Our reputation is shot" meant. To me, it was just a song about a boy and a girl who had fallen asleep at the movies, and were going to be very late going home.
And so, the first time I heard the song, I asked, with all the logic of a little kid of three and a half, "Well, why didn't their mommies just come and get them?"