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Review with Unexpected Deer

February 3rd, 2013 by

deer in Highland Park backyard
Friday afternoon right before candlelighting and who comes to visit but three deer? One quickly hopped the fence when he saw us, but the one in the front had a staring contest with my husband and then with me. The deer finally jumped over the fence to depart when I danced back and forth with my camera. My husband said it looked the deer might pounce on us.

On My Blog

Sushiana Restaurant website Name the Blog butterfly on top of Mount Greylock
Crayon drawing inspired by the exercise A Child Could Do Thisman at computer

- Film: Billiards Bully

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere

I am pleased to announce that I will be part of a tour of Sydney Taylor Book Awards. See the schedule:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013

Ann Redisch Stampler, author of The Wooden Sword
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Older Readers Category
At Shelf-Employed

Carol Liddiment, illustrator of The Wooden Sword
Sydney Taylor Honor Award winner in the Older Readers Category
At Ann Koffsky’s Blog

Doreen Rappaport, author of Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust
Sydney Taylor Honor Award in the Teen Readers Category
At Bildungsroman

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013

Linda Glaser, author of Hannah’s Way
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
At This Messy Life

Adam Gustavson, illustrator of Hannah’s Way
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Younger Readers Category
At Here in HP

Louise Borden, author of His Name was Raoul Wallenberg
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Older Readers Category
At Randomly Reading

Deborah Heiligman, author of Intentions
Sydney Taylor Book Award winner in the Teen Readers Category
At The Fourth Musketeer

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Sheri Sinykin, author of Zayde Comes to Live
Sydney Taylor Honor Award in the Younger Readers Category
At Read, Write, Repeat

Kristina Swarner, illustrator of Zayde Comes to Live
Sydney Taylor Honor Award in the Younger Readers Category
At Writing & Illustrating

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013

Linda Leopold Strauss, author of The Elijah Door
Sydney Taylor Honor Award in the Younger Readers Category
At Pen and Prose

Alexi Natchev, illustrator of The Elijah Door
Sydney Taylor Honor Award in the Younger Readers Category
At Madelyn Rosenberg’s Virtual Living Room

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013

Blog Tour Wrap-Up at The Whole Megillah

About the Tour: The Sydney Taylor Book Award will be celebrating and showcasing its 2013 gold and silver medalists and a few selected Notables with a Blog Tour, February 11-15, 2013! Interviews with winning authors and illustrators will appear on a wide variety of Jewish and kidlit blogs. For those of you who have not yet experienced a Blog Tour, it’s basically a virtual book tour. Instead of going to a library or bookstore to see an author or illustrator speak, you go to a website on or after the advertised date to read an author’s or illustrator’s interview.

9 Responses to Review with Unexpected Deer

  1. You do the best reviews and every time I see it I want to steal the idea because I read a lot of good stuff during the week….love the deer…Michelle

  2. Hannah says:

    Incredible shots! The deer on the right seems to be looking at you.

  3. Lorri says:

    I love the photo! What a stare!

    Thank you for the tour information. I almost joined up, but didn’t.

  4. Carletta says:

    Looks like a mama and babe. They keep a close eye on anyone.
    I like the idea of Sketched Out for a new blog name.

    • Leora says:

      Carletta, thanks for identifying the deer.

      And I appreciate the endorsement of the name – that’s probably what it will be. I need to redo the header, and that will take a while, since I have work that keeps me occupied and I have to do the header in what little spare time I can muster.

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