Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I'm a Bookworm Part III

Well, I tried to share this with you guys yesterday but it didn't work out.  Therefore today's post will be brought to you by the words, Technical Difficulties.  Somehow I've misplaced my card reader so I had to wait until I could use the boy's sexy beast of a computer.

Seems silly posting about a specific day once it's already passed, but here we go.  Yesterday was September 13th, also known as Roald Dahl Day.  Did you know there was such a thing?!  Awesome, huh?  Check out the official site, tons of cute stuff for the kiddos...or the young at heart.  Warning: there is happy music that may scare the heck out of you if your volume is loud.  I know this for a fact.

I absolutely adore his books and read most of them as a child.  To be honest, I'll probably be re-reading them for the rest of my life.  He's also written adult fiction which I can't wait to get my hands on someday.  I'm sure you know most of his children's stories have been made into movies, but if you've never read them- you must!  They're quirky and full of dark humor, but still maintain a sense of innocence...a combination hard to achieve.  For me, it's hard to pick a favorite!  Do you have a favorite Roald Dahl book?

Oh, hey!  Speaking of books, have you seen the new Feeling Stitchy button on my sidebar?  There is a contest for embroidered book covers on now through November 7th.  If you're a stitcher who loves to read, you must check it out.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!  I'm going to draw up a few things this week and see if I can get it together in time.

Be back sooner next time, promise :)  Bye for now, I'm off to work.


Becky said...

Not sure why I never read these as a child way back in the 60's/70's. Must not have been in our local nor school library.

Thanks for the reminder to add these to my reading list!

Anonymous said...

You always loved books! I always think of you everyday but especially in the fall with your love of books, art, drawing, and life. I am proud and glad you are mine.

Love you honey,
Mafiosagrrl's Mama xoxo

MafiosaGrrl said...

Becky- You will love them, I promise!

Oh, Mom. You're making me blush here. I love you :)