We’re already entering the crazy season of busy, busy, busy! It seems to come earlier and earlier, every year. The combination of trick-or-treating candy clean-up on top of yet another big birthday has left me very short on reading/blogging time, this week. My son turned 11, so his celebrations included a trip to WaTiki Waterpark followed by watching Harry Potter (I mean, it WAS his 11th birthday, so it was time for his Hogwart’s Letter – plus, my husband has been re-reading the series with him this fall), and he asked me to make his favorite iced carrot cake from scratch (which included a very minor injury to my finger during grating the carrots – OUCH). It was a grand week of celebrating!
Last Wednesday, I ordered our Christmas photo cards through a combination of discount codes and free shipping, and they’re scheduled to arrive tomorrow. This will be the fastest they’ve EVER arrived, so I guess I hit that sweet spot in ordering timing this year. Signing, stuffing, hand-addressing, stamping, and mailing duties should be upon me very soon. Maybe all my family in Texas and Seattle will even get them before Christmas!
Considering the insanity of the week, I’m doing a book covers-only post this week to simply share what I’m still working on. I now probably have more picture books checked out from three different libraries than I’ve EVER had at one time, before. So that’s a huge focus through Thanksgiving (since I don’t want to keep them all out over Christmas Break). And I’m down to about 11 books on my #MustReadin2021 list. With 8 weeks left in 2021 (only 7 more #imwayr blogging days), that seems like a cinch if I just squeeze in two novels a week. However, life is different around November and December with a big family and some guests flying in to stay with us for the holidays. We’ll see…
If this is your first visit to my blog, welcome! Today is Monday, and I regularly participate in a weekly #IMWAYR meme. Kellee Moye of Unleashing Readers and Jen Vincent of Teach Mentor Texts decided to give Kathryn’s (at Book Date) “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?” meme a kidlit focus, reviewing books in children’s literature (picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, or anything in the world of kidlit). If you enjoy this type of reading, join us every Monday to share what you’ve been reading!
Hopefully you’ll find something of interest to add to your reading list. I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you’ve been up to!
I’m currently working through Thick as Thieves (book #5 of The Queen’s Thief series) by Megan Whalen Turner, The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen, and Class Act (book #2 of the New Kid series) by Jerry Craft.
To Be Read:
Hoping to start Return of the Thief (book #6 of The Queen’s Thief series) and get back to How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure by John Rocco.
And I also have my enormous pile of children’s picture books, so I’ll get back to reading those throughout this week.
My 7-year-old has taken a break from the Wings of Fire series and is now on book #5 of The Kingdom of Wrenly series by Jordan Quinn.
My 11-year-old is on book #4 of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.
My 13-year-old is reading book #3 of the Front Desk series by Kelly Yang.
My 16-year-old is reading book #2 of the Five Nights at Freddy’s series by Scott Cawthon.
And my 18-year-old says she’s really just working on her college textbooks, right now.