Thursday, October 18, 2012

Change is in the Air

I've got the blog re-design bug, so regular readers will notice a few changes here at Bugs and Bunnies over the next couple of weeks and months. The last time I did any major tweaks to the design was summer of 2008, so I figure it's due for a new look.

Though the design will change, the content will not. Reviews of books for young people, author and illustrator spotlights, and posts about little-known holidays will all still continue, as will the occasional post of illustrations I've been working on.

By the time the dust has cleared, you'll be greeted by a less cluttered page, with hints of the current color scheme, but a lot less dark and a lot more light. After that, watch for a re-vamped blog header, and even a custom favicon (that little picture next to the web address in your browser address bar).

Please come back often to visit, and to check out what's new.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Bit of an Odd But Necessary Thing...

...which is this: (*Update: A jumble of letters and numbers used to be here, but they don't need to be here anymore, so, poof! They have been banished.)

...which is a bit of administrative weirdness.

...which you can ignore, Dear Readers.

But, so this awkward bit of a post isn't wasting your valuable web browsing time, how about a trio of quick book recommendations?

Have you read these books? I have, and they're just wonderful! Hopefully, you'll see full reviews here at Bugs and Bunnies for each of these sometime in the coming months, but until then, go find them and read them. It will be time well-spent.

Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz
Ages 9 and up

*Update: Full review of this book posted Dec. 14, 2012. See both Book Review and Author Spotlight by clicking the title and author links above.

The Crowfield Curse, by Pat Walsh
Ages 8 and up

The Giver, by Lois Lowry
Ages 12 and up