01 June 2010

Has it really only been two months?

In just two months we've managed to get to all 7 continents, made friends all over the world, we've been interviewed on Interlochen Public Radio and in the Northern Express, followed the Atlantis up to the International Space Station (click here to read), learned about the library on Antarctica, we've had just about 1,400 visitors and over 5,000 hits --so much more than we could've imagined!  To celebrate we'll announce our first contest soon, share the full story of why we picked Garrett Reisman to follow into space (we promise, it's a really good story), this week introduce you to The Poet and a new challenge tomorrow! 

Have you watched our video?
If not, click here to watch!

Last Week's Highlights and links to reviews and more on the books!

First Line Last Line Challenge 
Tracey said... 
Dreamers of the Day 
by Mary Doria Russell (Find a copy, click here)
1st Line:
I suppose I ought to warn you at the outset that my present circumstances are puzzling, even to me.
Last Line:
Try not to remember my name.

I haven't read this book yet. It was an impulse buy the last time I visited Horizon Books. I have to admit that I was captivated by the cover artwork. Has that ever happened to you?

The Friend said...

Margret Peterson
The Missing: book 1, Found...WOW
Orphan Jonah's life

Anela said...
I just finished Necromancer by Michael Scott (click here for Scott's Website), as always I felt like i was cut short, soooo good and so loong to wait for the next one. 

I'm reading
the weed that strings the hangmans bag by Alan bradley. well technically i am but im also reading the curse of the pharaohs by elizabeth peters which are both really good and i loved sweetness at the bottom of the pie which is the first book by Alan Bradley. (Click here for Nancy Pearl's review of Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.)

Megan said...
Above All, Be Kind 
by Zoe Weil (Click here for Zoe Weil's Blog)
It is a wonderful reminder of so many ways to be kind in our world, with the choices we face every day. I love looking around on your site! Hope all is well for your family!

Kathy Daniels said...
People of the Book 
by Geraldine Brooks (Click here for the NY Times Book Review)
Inspired by a true story, the book traces the Sarajevo Haggadah through centuries of intrigue, exile, and war. Artifacts (an insect wing, wine stains, salt crystals, and a white strand of hair) found in the book’s binding by the heroine, a rare books expert, lead to an incredible journey of fact and fiction through the centuries.

All in all, the book uplifted me (besides being a superb mystery) by the bonds of good shown by diverse people everywhere throughout the ages.

the Little Sister, Krista Meister, and the Librarian all agreed on going back to the days of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Tracey said... 
My Life in France 
by Julia Child (To read the NY Times review which said, "It is a wonderful picture of the most successful American export to France since Benjamin Franklin" of the book, click here.)

I read this book last summer and think it would be amazing to be immersed in French culture, society, and food in the 40's/50's. I love that Julia was my age when she made the life changing move to France and discovered her true passion.

Kathy Daniels said... 
Earth from Above 
by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (Click here for a slideshow of some of the photos from Treehugger.com)

One of my avocations is photography, really seeing and being aware of all that’s around me. The photo-artist captures beauty (people, nature, and just simply living) all around the globe.

Perhaps my husband and I could take the plane up and I could shoot pictures while he piloted! Bliss! (Although, we may be afraid of heights in a small plane!)

To read all of the comments and to add your own @ If I Could Live in a Bookclick here!


  1. I can't believe its only been two months, it feels like we've been doing the project my whole life, it's so familiar and makes me happy. I am also really really excited because my birthday is in June!

    Thank you for being a part of the blog!

  2. Anonymous11:18 AM

    I agree with The Big Sister, but my favorite part so far has been making the movie! And my favorite challenge is The Page Turner Challenge --whoopsie, that one's coming soon-- it's really good.

  3. There is nothing quite like watching the faces of the girls as we learn about new countries and new books from you, our readers! We thought the project would be fun, but it is so much more...

    Connecting with soul mates has been a treasure --Marika in Antarctica and The Writer (Tracey), right here in Northern Michigan. The Four of Us attended a wedding this past weekend and there on a place card was Tracey Kukla-Aleshire --we giddily searched the crowd for her and we are happy to report she just as lovely in person as in writing!

    And there is nothing quite like learning more about old friends through the books they love. Learning more about The Teacher, The Poet and The Bean has been the treasure of a lifetime and the youthful wisdom of The Friend and Windcatcher just delightful. And where, oh where, would the project be without Jenn, The Dreamer?

    Thank you, dear readers, for joining us and helping to make The Books for Walls Project a success!

  4. ... and look how far this has grown in two months! What a great idea you had and how you've expressed and nurtured it.