Saturday, April 28, 2012

Blogging From A to Z Challenge - Y

This will be a walk down memory lane, so to speak. The majority of the books I will be blogging about were acquired during my son's childhood. I will be blogging about children's, MG, and Tween books that are on the bookshelves, with a few being found on the Kindle for PC. The titles will either have words that correspond with the letter of the day, will be on a topic that corresponds with the letter of the day or both. As I'm finding a couple of the letters a bit challenging, I may need to borrow a book or two from the library to complete the challenge.

Today is Saturday, April 28th.  It is the 25th day of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  Today's letter is Y.

A Year Down Yonder

by Richard Peck

To learn more about the author:  CLICK HERE

I bought this book at our public library.  It is marked inside as a discard.  I had hoped my son would take an interest in reading it.  No such luck.

DaYoopers Glossary

A tourist's guide to a better understanding of the Yoopanese language

Was revised in 1998

My son received this in a package his Aunt Katie sent him several years ago.



Kathy said...

This is really cute...Rusty Chevrolet!!
Thanks for stopping by my 'Y' post.
Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

mmshaunakelley said...

This is adorable. I think I need to learn more about the language of Yoopers!

Martha said...

Great post for Y :)
I'm stopping by from the A-Z challenge and following now too. This has been so much fun hasn't it? Have a great weekend and a great final challenge day!

KarenG said...

I would definitely have taken an interest in anything by Richard Peck. I think you got a deal!

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm guessing the Yoopers guide is to the UP in Michigan???

Ruth said...

A da yoopers glossary. Funny, but very helpful I am sure.

Kate O'Mara said...

Where did they find my old car?? Haha

SherryE said...

Love the video! I've seen a few Chevies like that sliding around on Cleveland streets!

Donna McDine said...

How sad the book was marked discard. Glad you got it!

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Kathy! That is a fun video to watch.

Hi Shauna, the glossary have some fun words in it.

Hi Martha! Thanks for stopping by to check out my post. Thanks for following me.

Hi Karen! I'm looking forward to reading it.

Hi Jemi! Yep, you're right! : )

Hi Ruth! Yeah, I think it could be found useful at times. : )

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Kate! That's funny. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Sherry! I've had a few cars that got to looking like that towards the ens of their usefulness. I actually had a car that we called the Frankmobile, because the hood had to be bolted together.

Hi Donna! That is sad. Why would anybody mark a book as discarded. I snatched it up and it has a good home with me. : )

Cheryl Klarich said...

Hi Susanne. I have some great books that I purchased for my sons that they ignored... *sigh*

DaYoopers are rather mesmerizing, aren't they???
Oh what fun!!!

Shannon Lawrence said...

Funny! I haven't heard of either book. I'm curious about the Richard Peck one.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Damyanti said...

Yoopers :)

This post made me smile.

Stephen Tremp said...

Da Yoopers ... that's great! Being from Michigan I know quite a few Yoopers.

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Funny video. It could have been filmed right here wher I live.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LOL - Never even heard of Da Yoopers.

Robyn Campbell said...

You are lucky to have found A Year Down Yonder, Susanne. It is really good. I wish your son would have given it a try.

What a great video.

Yoop, yoop! :-)

Sonia Lal said...

cute looking book.

Sonia Lal @ Story Treasury

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Cheryl! My son just doesn't like to read anymore. It was like pulling teeth to get him to do any reading the last few years he was in school. Guess that's why it has been fun remembering the books from his childhood, when I could sit with him and read book after book. Perhaps when he is older he will again be interested in reading.

Hi Shannon. I haven't read A Year Down Yonder, but plan to.

Hi Damyanti! Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Stephen! I thought you might know a few Yoopers.

Empty Nest Insider said...

I also haven't heard of the books, but they do sound like fun! I've enjoyed going through A to Z with you, and can't believe it's over tomorrow! Julie

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Mary! That is funny. I've had a couple of cars that looked like that towards the end of their usefulness.

Hi Diane! Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Robyn! I'm going to make sure I read A Year Down Yonder after I've read all the other book commitments I have for the next couple of weeks.

Hi Sonia! Thanks for stopping by.

Julie Musil said...

Yoopanese language? Never heard of it! All the cool things we can learn from books :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Julie! I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of the challenge. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to many more visits after the challenge.

Hi Julie M.! Maybe I'll have to do another post about DaYoopers. It has been a popular topic. : )

Linda Jackson said...

Loved, loved, loved A Year Down Yonder and A Long Way from Chicago, too. But, alas, my kids didn't care for them. :)

Pat Hatt said...

That language I do not know, great Y at your show.

Lynda R Young said...

I love that Rusty Chevrolet :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Linda! Thanks for sharing about the books. I'm looking forward to reading A Year Down Yonder.

Hi Pat! Great rhyming comment.

Hi Lynda! I know, isn't that something?

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Susanne .. great to read .. we had 'Let's Talk Strine' in England .. for Australian .. that took the 'world' by storm .. but this DaYoopers looks fun .. and if you are going to do a post .. so we can see more that would be fun.

Cheers - Hilary


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