First of all, Karen's book is now for sale. She wrote In Etna's Shadow while living in Sicily and it is a vibrant and tasty read about her culinary adventures. Full of great photos, interesting history, market tips, and some delicious recipes....makes me want to get on that plane for Sicily today! A perfect gift for anyone who loves food and travel(and anyone planning to visit us in the next three years!).
Secondly, one of our favorite children's authors/illustrators, Grace Lin, is graciously doing a bookplate promotion. We love her picture books (Dim Sum For Everyone, Round is a Mooncake) and her chapter book series (Year of the Dog, Year of the Rat). Check out this link for more info on her beautiful book plates. And this lovely quote she used on her site:
A book is like a garden in one's pocket.
And finally, visit the Sweet Thing(s) blog for an interesting post on blogging, mothering, comparing, struggling, and making it all work. Sarah and I have had some on-going discussions via e-mail about this topic so it was nice to see her post and the comments it elicited. In connection to that discussion, she is hosting a book give away. Looks like an interesting book. Leave a comment on Sarah's blog for a chance to win the book.
Hope your pockets/stockings are filled with good books this holiday season!