Jules: Welcome to our weekly 7 Kicks list, the meeting ground for listing Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week (whether book-related or not) that happened to you.
We’re featuring Eric Rohmann today, which is quite a thrill. I’m a huge fan of his books and the beautiful art work he creates. If you’re not familiar with his books (well, you know you know the Caldecott winner, My Friend Rabbit), here’s one place you can begin, a link that includes another link to a bibliography. The above illustration is from his new picture book, A Kitten Tale (released this month by Knopf Books), which I raved about maniacally in this post (hey, 7-Imp is — mostly and for all intents and purposes — a fan site, and Eisha and I are geeky Rohmann fans. And he doesn’t disappoint with this title, which just adds to his already impressive track record). Summary if you don’t want to read the afore-linked review I wrote: A Kitten Tale is a wonder. It’s a splendid tale for the very young. Here are three more images (I hope the colors on these illustrations are right; they look slightly different than the ones in the ARC I have, but it could be an artifact of my computer). And p.s. these images are just for Little Willow.
We might just maybe possibly perhaps have an interview with Rohmann soon, too, which we think would be exciting, needless to say. Cross fingers. Thanks to Random House and Rohmann for the images we’re sharing today.
I’ll leave the kicks to Eisha this week, and I hope hers was kick-y, indeed. We know, as of Friday, that she has a neighbor who loans her poetry, and I am jealous of her neighbor. Yes, I’d love her to live one floor below to share poetry and coffee with daily (and, boy howdy, would my almost-four-year-old be staggeringly happy to see Eisha more than once or twice a year). And I hope everyone else had a good week and stops by to tell us why.
Hey, all. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. And I hope Jules is having an excellent time celebrating her anniversary. Here’s the good stuff that happened to me this week:
2* I’m continuing to enjoy temping at Cornell. They keep me busy, the people I’m working with are kind and funny, and the meticulous filing and organizing and labeling appeals to my librarian sensibilities.
3* I got a preparatory packet from a library in regards to a job interview I have coming up. For part of the day-long interview, I have to give a presentation on what kind of programs I envision doing there. While the very thought of doing this FREAKS ME THE HELL OUT… I’m also excited, and hopefully even a bit inspired.
4* I had a nasty cold all week, but it’s practically gone. I’ve gone two whole days now without taking anything stronger than a lozenge, and there’s hardly any coughing, aching or oozing left in me.
5* I’ve been reveling in being able to read stuff that has nothing to do with the Cybils. I finally read My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick and Kaline Klattermaster’s Tree House by Haven Kimmel. And I reread Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys. Bliss.
6* My sister just got a new laptop (a red Sony Vaio that she has named Ruby), and given my current computer woes, she’s decided to mail me her old one to use until I figure out what to do about my poor Roxy. She’s way too good to me.
7* Jules, sweet Jules, awesome and amazing and capable and generous Jules, continues to keep this blog going while I grab occasional stolen moments on my husband’s computer and await the coming of the borrowed laptop. Thanks, J. Your hard work and dedication do NOT go unnoticed.
That’s all I got. How about you, Dear Readers? Anything cool happen to you this week? Please share!