25 February 2011

Feeling inspired? We are!

Time for a little inspiration break at the Books for Walls Project.

Whether you like stop motion animation, 
classical guitar, 
or you're in the mood for some 
creative bookshelf organization 
we have something for you!

This week The Sisters discovered Shawn the Sheep and learned all about stop motion animation (yes, they have plans to make their own stop motion film.) 

And yesterday The Mom found this little movie treasure that marries The Dad's passion for classical guitar, The Sisters recent find, and our mutual love, BOOKS:

Want more?
  • for LAUGHS: Shawn the Sheep
  • for amazing classical guitar: Rodrigo y Garbriela's website
  • to learn about the minds that put together the short film: Sean Ohlenkamp, click here and Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp, click here

23 February 2011

When We Were Very Young Challenge

Take five minutes. (Please.)

Now think of reading and books,
take a deep breath,
try to clear your mind and think back,
way back,
think of  a memory,
a first memory 
of books and reading. 

What do you remember? 

In the comments below, 
tell us your story!

09 February 2011

Books with Heart Challenge

This one is easy, maybe.

For more on this wonderful book,
by the amazing Sue Monk Kidd
click here.
This week I, The Mom, was asked by a BFWP Reader for a book suggestion
"Any good ideas for heart books, books that give hope but also have a great story to escape into... something ala Secret Life of Bees (by Sue Monk Kidd) or The Help (by Kathryn Stockett)?"

Instead of pulling a books from my muddy memory 
I decided to ask you, 
Dear Readers, 
for a little help...

So please take this week's BFWP Reader inspired challenge: 

can you think of a heart book, 
a book that 
gives hope 
but also has 
a great story to escape into?

Please use the following format for your comment:
Title of the Book, Author, and your thoughts on the book.