Monday, November 23, 2009

Meeting Ree!

Saturday November 21st. was a super day. One of my co-workers and I got the chance to meet Ree Drummond (a.k.a. Pioneer Woman), who happens to be a very popular blogger in the the blogger world. Be sure to check out her blog, Pioneer Woman.

Ree & Me
We happen to get to the MOA early in the morning, so luckily we were within the first 150 people to be near the front of the line. It still took us about 3 hours to finally get the chance to sit down and met Ree. It was a quick 1 minute chit chat and a quick snap of the digital, all for 3 hours. It was really fun talking with Ree and seeing all the people in line.
By the way, The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook is awesome. She did all the photography herself, which makes the cookbook very visual just like her blog. After some questions and answers, Ree went right into signing books. The crowd became excited when Ree's husband (a.k.a Marlboro Man) showed up and randomly started signing his name to his picture, which is featured in her cookbook.
Be sure to request her new cookbook online (

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Teen's Top Ten

Paper Towns by John Green

More than 11,000 teen voters chose Paper Towns as their favorite book in the 2009 Teen's Top Ten contest during Teen Read Week in October. Here's the whole list of winners....if you haven't heard of these titles, you may want to request through the M.O.R. E system. Let us know what you've read recently and tell us if you liked the book (s).

1. Paper Towns by John Green

2. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

5. Identical by Ellen Hopkins

6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

7. Wake by Lisa McMann

8. Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast

9. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart

10. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Happy reading!