We took a bit of a hiatus with our Sunday Shelf posts since we are right in the middle of the Summer Reading Program at our library but now that we're in the second half of our programming, I'm excited to get back on track with the blog, the podcast and doing more with social media. In today's post, Sarah talks about two books she definitely has no intention of getting rid of in the near future or ever.
The first book, Love, Loss and What I Wore by Ilene Beckerman is a short and witty memoir. Ilene talks about clothes that have sentimental value and dear memories she can't part with, I love that the first entry is about her Brownies uniform and her serious love for black turtleneck sweaters. When Sarah searched more books under Ilene, she not only found a few more classics to add to her shelf, she learned that Nora Ephron wrote and directed an Off-Broadway show based on Love, Loss and What I Wore. Sarah reads it monthly and so should you!
And her children's choice this week is the second installment in the Brownstone's Mythical Collection, Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx. The character from the first picture book returns in this sequel as a relative and mentor to Marcy in which she inevitably learns she must accept her duty to save Arthur and restore the family legacy. It's very Indiana Jones, and packed with rich and warm colors, beautiful illustrations and a heart racing story. You won't want to put it down!
See you in the stacks, Sarah