Category: Cooking

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire & Its Legacy

Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy by Albert Marrin (Random House website)

Roll call question from Rummanah Aasi: What are your reading pet peeves?

Topic: “Non-white heroes the kiss of death in the marketplace,” by Gerritson, Tess. Murderati. 2011, May, 17.

Recommendations

Cathie Sue
To Twinkle: Lola & the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement Moore
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Garden Trug

Karl
Lost by Jacqueline Davies
Turntable.fm
Christine Lavin and her song “Air Conditioner(YouTube)
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen

Jenny
Queen of Sheba
Psalms of Isaac series by Ken Scholes
Wayne CoyneThe Womb

Emily
Game of Thrones on HBO
Roadside Assistance
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead by Joe Cross (Documentary)

Adrienne
So You Think You Can Dance update
50 Documentaries to See Before You Die on Current TV hosted by Morgan Spurlock
Feed by M.T. Anderson (audio version)

 Upcoming

6 children’s books

  •      If rocks could sing  by Leslie McGuirk
  •     Press Here by Herve Tullet
  •     Perfect Square by Michael Hall
  •     A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy  by Cat Cora
  •     This Plus That : Life’s Little Equations by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  •     Shout! Shout It Out! by Denise Fleming

City of Fallen Angels and the entire TMI series by Cassandra Clare
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

7 Picture Books and Snow-klahoma!

Banana by Ed Vere

Banana by Ed Vere

Stalling by Alan Katz

Stalling by Alan Katz

Shark vs Train by Chris Barton

Shark vs Train by Chris Barton

Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton

Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton

Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
Phileas's Fortune by Agnes de Lestrade

Phileas's Fortune by Agnes de Lestrade

13 Words by Lemony Snicket

13 Words by Lemony Snicket

Axecop (Cathie Sue mentioned during the Shark vs Train discussion)

Roll Call Question: What young adult or children’s author would you like to see write adult books?

Cathie Sue: Blake Nelson

Emily: Joss Whedon

Jenny: Jonathan Stroud

Karl: Mo Willems (a non-fiction book)

Adrienne: Holly Black, Margo Lanagan, David Lubar

Topic:
Adult authors writing children and young adult; Wikipedia Book of Author Entries and Plain Text Doc
BitchMedia’s 100 Young Adult Books for the Feminist Reader and the controversy
Amelia Bloomer Project

Recommendations:
Emily
Wolfsnail: Backyard Predator by Sarah C. Campbell
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (publish date September 13, 2011)

Jenny (not on recording)
Poisons of Caux series by Suzannah Applebaum
Gabriela’s Restaurant and Bakery in Norman, OK

Karl
Tank Girl (movie)
Stay warm

Adrienne
True Grit by Charles Portis – see the movie and read the book
Greek on ABC Family and Netflix Instant
PBS Masterpiece Theater Downton Abbey – available online until February 22, 2011, and on Netflix Instant

Upcoming Books:
As Easy as Falling of the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

Grim Legacy by Polly Shulman (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen (debut)

Mockingbirds or, Tweet, Tweet

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney (author’s website)

Topic: Reader’s Advisory in the stacks when the kid want’s the book NOW!

It’s All About Text Appeal: Want readers’ advisory to make a difference? Teach your kids how to speak intelligently about books.”  Nesi, Olgai. School Library Journal, August 1, 2010.

Recommendations

Emily
Treehouse Cottages in Eureka Springs, AR

Karl
Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks and Good Food by Brian Talbot
Alice in Sunderland by Bryan Talbot (author’s website)

Adrienne
Moleskine Journals

Last Words
Karl says: Create Something Everyday– Do. Create. Live.
Adrienne says: We re-recorded Ninth Ward and Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June. We decided to move forward.

We really enjoyed Ninth Ward and for an adult author writing her first children’s book, it was a good job well done.

As for Secrets, Emily enjoyed it more than the rest of us, although we could all relate to the sibling relationship and the arguing.

Upcoming Books
Guys Read: Funny Business ed. by Jon Scieskza
6 picture books selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny

  • Banana! by Ed Vere
  • Stalling by Alan Katz
  • Two Dumb Ducks by Maxwell Eaton
  • Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton
  • Big Rig Bugs by Kurt Cyrus
  • Phileas’ Fortune by Lestrade and Thirteen Words by Lemony Snicket

As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins


You or, Bad, Bad, Bad, Bad Boys

You by Charles Benoit

You by Charles Benoit – Author’s website

Topic: Our Favorite Books This Year and Spoiling the Printz and Newbery Awards

Recommendations
Karl
:
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas by Tom Robbins
Creepshow (film)  – based on a book by Stephen King

Emily:
Adopt a Shelter Pet
Adopt a Greyhound and Hounds of the Heartland (Central Oklahoma)

Cathie Sue:
Geekologie – “Why You Little Slytherin” game
Romantic Times Book Review

Adrienne:
Cooking Around the World
Flavors of Morocco by Ghillie Basan
Cuisines of Mexico by Diana Kennedy; NPR Story, October 4, 2010
I Know How to Cook by Ginette Mathiot
Global Table Adventures – blog

Upcoming Books:

Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
Guys Read Funny Business edited by Jon Scieszka
6 children’s books – selected by Cathie Sue and Jenny