Thursday, August 06, 2009

Barefoot Books

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I am now a SAHM. Wanting some sort of outlet for myself outside of the home, I decided to become a Barefoot Books Ambassador, meaning I am now an independent bookseller of Barefoot Books. I had been a fan of Barefoot Books for quite some time, but just recently found out about their ambassador program. Barefoot Books is a publisher of children's and young adult literature (as well as games, puzzles, and CDs) and promotes diversity, tolerance, multiculturalism, and environmental awareness in all of their books. The artwork in each book is stunning and I am very happy to have now become a part of the Barefoot Books team of ambassadors.

From time to time, I will post about current sale offers on my blog, as well as reviews of some of my favorite Barefoot Books and notifications of upcoming releases. Please feel free to visit my site for some book browsing or shopping! You can also access the current sale offers by clicking "SALE" when you visit my site. I have also posted a link to Barefoot Books in the sidebar of my blog.

For a chance to win some of your own Barefoot Books, visit this blog and read all about one of Barefoot Books' amazing authors!

Up next, some reviews of recent adult books I have read...

Monday, August 03, 2009

I'm baaaack - is anybody still out there?

After a year and a half hiatus, I am finally making my re-entry back into the blogosphere. Much has happened in the past year and a half...after a rough pregnancy, my husband and I are now the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl who will be referred to as baby "M" for the sake of this blog. I've also resigned from my full-time job in corporate research, something I never thought I would do, and now stay home with the baby and pick up a few hours here and there tutoring. So with that being said, I find I finally have time to do some blogging again.

Recently I had the opportunity to review The Help by Kathryn Stockett for my local paper. I loved this book and had a great time reviewing it. If you haven't read this book yet, go out and get it - you won't be disappointed. I also got the chance to meet Stockett (who is just as nice as can be and gorgeous too I might add) in person at last month's ALA conference in Chicago which was fabulous. I met my old college roommate out there for the conference and it was a total blast. We are already planning next year's trip to the conference in DC.

That's it for now - just wanted to say hello and that I am looking forward to catching up on all of your blogs!