It's a bouncing baby ....


Announcing the arrival of
Pippi Longstocking Sitfob
Fridy, June 25, 2010 at 11:11 in the morning
12.1 ounces, 7.7 inches
Proud reader: Dawn @TooFondOfBooks
(with a lot of help from friends on twitter!)

Pippi was conceived on June 20, when the price of a wi-fi nook dropped to $149 and the twitter chatter started.

Would I jump [...]

*To Kill a Mockingbird* moment: something for the eyes, ears, and wallet!

For the eyes:
Join Heather at Capricious Reader and me as we host a To Kill a Mockingbird film (1962) party.  Watch the film adaptation in the comfort of your own home, or a friend’s sofa, or on your laptop in bed, and live-tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #tkam;  Heather is @capriciousReadr and I’m @TooFondOfBooks.  [...]

Do sound effects and music enhance the audiobook experience?

Have you seen all the excitement over at Devourer of Books?  Jen has organized an entire week dedicated to celebrating audiobooks – reviews, giveaways, and – my favorite – discussion posts.  Check out the topics she’s covering this week – why do you listen to audiobooks? do they ‘count’ as reading? what are some tips [...]

Where did I come from?

Did you think this post would be about the birds and the bees?!  Sorry to disappoint you, it’s about the book and the blogger!

The name of my blog is taken from a line in a novel by Louisa May Alcott, Work: A Story of Experience.  When people asked what the book was about, I’d have [...]

Looking for a book from Macmillan Publishers?

Listed below are a handful of books from Macmillan imprints that have been reviewed at She is Too Fond of Books; links are to my reviews:

Blame by Michelle Huneven
Everything Asian by Sung J. Woo
The Genizah at the House of Shepher by Tamar Yellin
Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois
It’s Beginning to Hurt by [...]

Do you like used book sales?

Some of you may have read the title of this post and thought, “of course, who doesn’t?!?”  I’m with you in that camp.

And, what is it that you like?  The thrill of the hunt when you find a book you’ve been searching for?  The bargain aspect of it?  The element of surprise – what will [...]

*Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word*

Continuing the “Freedom to Read” theme for Banned Books Week, I want to bring Burn This Book to your attention.  This is a collection of essays about censorship; written by some of today’s most talented writers, and edited by Toni Morrison.  The book was published by HarperStudio/HarperCollins in May 2009.  Here’s what one publicist had [...]

Going to Boston Book Fest? Wanna Meet-Up?

The Boston Book Festival is coming up – Saturday, October 24th in Copley Square!

Check out this list of authors who will be at the Boston Book Fest, including Ken Burns, Anita Diamant, Joseph Finder, Kathleen Kent … it goes on and on!

This event is a must-do for book lovers in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, Rhode [...]

Guess who’s published!?

Joyce Hinnefeld’s In Hovering Flight is out in paperback today, and I’m one of several bloggers who has an excerpt from my review blurbed in the book!

Unbridled Books shared the thoughts of several bloggers in the paperback, including My Friend Amy, BookingMama, Caribou’s Mom, and The Tome Traveller;  regulars in my Google Reader.

Many thanks to [...]

Have library card, will travel …

And I don’t mean that in a figurative “see the world from the comfort of your armchair” kind of way!  I’m talking about extending a big thank-you to the Eldredge Public Library in Chatham for letting us use their services when we were there on vacation.

All it took was filling out a short form and [...]