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The Pub Challenge

Yet another challenge I will be attempting in '08. Woooo-hooo! Lookie, lookie:


Andrea said…
It looks like you have your Chunkster Challenge figured out now! The only one I've read on there is Uncle Tom's Cabin and it's been years since I read it in high school. You will have to let me know how The Gravedigger's Daughter is, it's one I keep meaning to read. Ahab's Wife is great, it's different than I thought, the main character kind of rambles on weird thoughts. But I can't wait to find out what happens next! Have you read it?
javajump said…
I read it a ways back. I remember liking it though. I'm worried about joining too many challenges, as I am a newbie. Who knew there were so many out there? My goodness.
javajump said…
PS Andrea, do you use a counter on your blog?
Andrea said…
Yes I do use a counter from They aren't fancy, but they're free. You add it with the Add HTML in your Template manager. I don't want to join too many challenges either! It's so fun though. Thanks for responding to my library question. I applied for a library aide job as well. I really wish I had been accepted, but I think I will look around some more at other branches and I'm still thinking about volunteering.

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I have had an insane amount of fun this summer, but I always try to do something for Shark Week. This year I called it Shark Lab and we are making three crafts I have never done with the kids before.

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Tonight's storytime followed the same format I use for all of my day storytimes as I have temporarily suspended my idea of doing storytime in reverse in order to get the kids sleepy. They only seem to run out into the library to pick out movies and books and the effect is lost. So here is what we did tonight.

Our theme was teddy bears, but our night storytime is always wear jammies, bring a lovey, and low action.

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