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Round up for September and Carnival of Children’s Literature

This is the third time that we are joining the Carnival of Children’s Literature which is being hosted this month by Texas Librarian. This would also function as our round-up post for September. And since we usually post our round-up a little earlier than usual, we do have a few tidbits left here and there from the previous month that we have to take into account.

Fragments from our Fractured Fairy Tale Special

For our July and August theme, we have reviewed a number of fractured fairy tales. During the tail-end of August and first few days of September, we continued to share a few more. Here they are:

Dahl and Magical Theme for September and October

Iphigene's creation

We also announced during the first week of September that we would be featuring not only Roald Dahl’s works but also books that speak about magic and enchantment. We would also be doing an every-other-Wednesday trivia post about Roald Dahl. Here are some of our reviews and posts so far:

Reading Challenge Update

Here’s our update for September:

  • Picture Book Reading Challenge Update115 out of 120 - 5 more books to go! Yipee! Great progress, if I may say so myself.
  • Persons of Color Reading Challenge Update46 (out of targeted 25) – While technically finished, we wish to add our reviews to the PoC’s existing database – so we continue to participate and share our reviews.
  • Murakami Reading Challenge Update2 of 7 - still the same figure as last month’s. Sadly we have made little progress in this one.
  • South Asian Challenge Update4 of 7 - same figure as August. No progress with this one. Hmm.. Should address this soon.

365 Reading Project: 2011

As Iphigene has indicated in our September/October page, it is no longer a race to reach 365 books within the year. We have reached our mark – yipee! The challenge is now how many books we would be able to finish reading by end of year.

  • January-February - 94 books
  • March-April - 96 books
  • May-June - 62 books
  • July-August: 105 books
  • September
    • Myra – 12 books
    • Iphigene – 11 books
    • Fats – 20 books for August, 6 books for September = 26 books in total
    • Total: 49 books
  • Grand Total: 406 books

Unbelievable. What an amazing journey this 365 Reading Challenge has taken us. I wonder how many books in total we would have read by end of 2011.

Quill Junior

This September, it brings us great pleasure that our GatheringBooks Quill Junior Contributor, 9 year old Carissa Yeo has actually reviewed a book that fits our Dahl and Magical theme. Here is her review on Roald Dahl’s The Magic Finger.

Poet’s Sanctum

This September and October, it brings us great honor to feature Professor Gemino H Abad whose poems we share during Poetry Fridays.

Taken from Professor Gemino Abad's facebook page

Here are some of our posts for the month of September:

Blog Meme and the Kidlitosphere

We continue being active in the kidlitosphere and the blogosphere through our participation in several themed-days as hosted by wonderful bloggers/ librarians/ bibliophiles as could be seen below.

Nonfiction Monday

Book Talk Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday

We also thought of giving another meme – Teaser Tuesday – a try. This one is hosted by Miz B from ShouldBeReading.

Interview Wednesday

We are happy and privileged to feature award-winning and prolific Australian YA Author, Ken Spillman for the months of September and October. We have featured the first tidbit of our 4-part Feature on him:

Image is taken from Ken Spillman's official website. Click on the link to be taken to the site.


In My Mailbox

Here are some of our posts and recent buys for the month of September. In My Mailbox, hosted by The Story Siren is also one good way for us to keep track of books that we have bought, borrowed from the library, or received from generous friends.

As the last quarter of the year comes in, we are hoping we get more opportunities to read the works of authors we love, enjoy the books we bought (and borrowed from the library) and that we get to continue celebrating the gift of words.

3 comments on “Round up for September and Carnival of Children’s Literature

  1. Thanks for the round up! I forgot to update you, I have a pending review for our 5th book on South Asian Challenge. For the Murakami, I would be needing your help. I’m hoping to re-read and post a review on After the Quake soon. Hehe. so much is going on in GB, its all exciting. Looking at your round up i couldn’t help but think that time flies and i’ve been out of the loop for sometime now.
    Love the 365 Challenge! Lampas lampas na!

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