Jenny Hodges. Tampa Librarian. Book Lover. Slow Runner. Mom to Irish Triplets. Living and Traveling in the Autism World.

13. September 2016 12:59
by jennifer

Roald Dahl Day!

13. September 2016 12:59 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Today Roald Dahl would be celebrating his 100th Birthday!!

The #TampaTrio LOVE LOVE LOVE all of his books and each of my children have a favorite book of his.

For Haley it is Matilda.

For Ella it is The Witches.

And for Ronin it is The BFG



So many fantastic quotes come from Roald Dahl and here are a few of my favorites:

"A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - The Twits

"Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog." -Matilda

"So please, oh please, we beg, we pray Go throw your TV set away And in its place you can install A lovely bookshelf on the wall…" - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Do you have a favorite Roald Dahl quote or book? Share it with me, I'd love to hear which is your favorite!

8. August 2016 10:53
by jennifer

Happy 10th Birthday Ronin!!!

8. August 2016 10:53 by jennifer | 0 Comments

Dear Ronin, I apologize that this birthday post is late. My website crashed for a bit, and then we went on vacation. I hope you know how much you are loved.   I'm not quite sure how it happened. I blinked and you have gone from our little walrus (gosh how we all loved this nickname for you!!) into a fun loving, intelligent, young man. Double digits, dude.  I love that you picked this cake out all on your own. You thought the flowers on it were cool.  I can't wait to see what... [More]

8. August 2016 10:33
by jennifer

Jonathan Auxier at the ALA Annual Conference 2016 #ALAAC16

8. August 2016 10:33 by jennifer | 1 Comments

I had a fantastic time at the ALA Annual Conference held in Orlando June 22-28. I attended on Friday June 24th and Saturday June 25th. My agenda was packed full of roundtable discussions, informative presentations, and of course, the exhibit hall. This year I broke from my tradition of going to conferences alone and brought along my two oldest children. Both avid readers, and lovers of the library, I wanted them to be able to experience some of the joy and wonder that I experienced when I was th... [More]