Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's Monday and I have a six year old!



So, I have somehow come into possession of a six year old boy. I'm not sure where my five year old boy went, but now I have this very tall boy who seems to need new pants every few days or so. We celebrated this week with pancakes and a present on his actual birthday, a family party on Saturday, and a few friends over for cupcakes on Sunday. Yes, the daddy and I are quiet tired but we hope that the birthday boy had fun.

Bookwise, we are moving at the usual pace of two books a week. I've almost met my Goodreads goal of 110 books. Are you close to meeting your yearly goal?


Read This Week:
This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage
This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage
By Ann Patchett

The Christmas Town
The Christmas Town
By Elyse Douglas


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
November Wrap-Up
Wednesdays with David: The Birthday Boy!
Review of The Facades 


Reading Now:
Palisades Park
Palisades Park
By Alan Brennert

Up Next:
God is Able
God Is Able
By Priscilla Shirer


What are you reading this week?

41 comments:

  1. Looks like some good reads and ya about the six year old! :) It happens.... mine grew up. LOL

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    1. How do we know it is going to happen, but we are still so surprised when it does?!?

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  2. They grow up fast, it's crazy how quickly it goes. My reading has slowed down with the holiday season, so much going on, but I'm still sneaking pages in when I can and doing about a book a week, more or less.

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    1. I think that a book a week with everything going on during the holidays is fantastic! :)

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  3. I dont know how my son turned 23! it happens all the time.

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  4. Palisades Park looks intriguing. I love the cover. Have fun reading!

    Take a look at what I'm reading this week.

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    1. I had to pick up a book about New Jersey since I live here! :)

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  5. Happy Birthday for the big boy!
    Palisades Park looks like a great read. Had to add it to my TBR

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    1. Thank you Ciska!

      I'm about 20 pages into Palisades Park. I hope we both love it!

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  6. My oldest is a December baby....and now he's 34 years old...or will be.

    Happy birthday to your boy. My grandson is also seeming to need new pants every month - it's amazing the way he's growing. He's five years old, and stands just to my armpits (I'm five foot 2)

    Happy Reading and Holidays
    My week of reading

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    1. I'm about the same height and I think my days of lifting up the little guy are just about done!

      Have a wonderful week. :)

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    2. OMG! lol, be very careful! These boys seem to be growing tree limbs instead of bones in there bodies. I swear, my grandson (and his daddy before him) had the hardest, heaviest bones ever! :)

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    3. Haha! Boys are strange things. They eat so much but stay so skinny!

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  7. I really enjoyed Palisades Park. :)

    The Christmas Town sounds good! I am really into reading holiday books right now.

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    1. I'm glad to hear it!

      I didn't love The Christmas Town. Which holiday reads have you been enjoying?

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  8. Happy birthday to your growing boy!!! And 110 books? WOW!!! I'm over 70 and was tickled about that. I'd keel over at 110. :)

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    1. Thank you Andi! I started using Goodreads last year with no idea of how many books I usually read in a year. When I hit slightly over 100 last year, I thought I could do 110 in 2013. :)

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  9. I'll be looking for your review of the Ann Patchett book. I like her writing style. This one is nonfiction, is that correct?

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    1. Thank you Heidi! It should be up on Thursday. It is a collection of articles and other non-fiction writing that Patchett has done.

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  10. All of your books look good and mt tbr worthy.
    And congrats on your six year old!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm always happy to add to the tbr lists. :)

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  11. Great mix of books. I have a daughter who went 6 this year, I was prepared for baby to 5 but this is new territory now, lol. Enjoy

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    1. I know it's only a year of difference, but six seems like such a big kid!

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  12. Happy birthday to your son, I bet it feels like the time has just flown by!

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    1. Thanks Sam. It really does feel like he was just a baby!

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  13. Happy birthday to your son, my youngest is turning 8 in 2 weeks! I have met my goal and am still going, not sure what number I will end up with

    I hope you enjoy your reading selections for the week.
    Have a cheery week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

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    1. How exciting! I will look forward to seeing how many books you end up with this year!

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  14. ENJOY your week of reading!!

    Happy Birthday to your son. They do grow up fast. :)

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

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  15. Happy birthday to your son and happy holidays! Congrats on 110 books. I don't have a reading goal, just challenges. I never worry about not reading enough! I'll be interested to hear how Palisades Park was. I read Molokai, and while I loved learning about Molokai's history, the book went on a little too long for me.

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    1. I'm enjoying it so far. I think I'm a bout a quarter of the way through. This one is a big book too - I think it's about 450 pages!

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  16. My little one is only a month old and he is growing so fast! I can't imagine years yet though!
    Congrats on nearly meeting your reading goal!
    :-)

    Bits & Bobs

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    1. We have a six year old boy and a seven month old girl and it's so interesting to see the differences between the baby and the big kid.

      Congrats on getting through that first month - it can be tough!

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  17. I am sooo impressed by your goal of 110 books and that you're close to meeting it!! That is amazing! I wish you all the best luck to finishing on time!! Thanks for visiting my blog!

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    1. Thank you Danielle. I seem to do a pretty good job of getting through two books a week, barring my picking up any Charles Dickens novels! :)

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  18. I keep meaning to read Palisades Park but somehow I haven't done it yet. After all, I am also a Jersey girl. I even went to Palisades Park when I was very young, not long before it closed.

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    1. Well, this Jersey girl really enjoyed it. I didn't get the chance to visit Palisades Park, but it definitely felt authentic to my experiences of the boardwalk and Jersey shore.

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  19. Wonderful to know that you had a great birthday celebration last weekend, Lindsey! Children grow so fast, don't they :)

    I am looking forward to reading your thoughts on Ann Patchett's book. The title is very intriguing. Happy reading this week!

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    1. Congratulations on hitting a century of books this year :) I am sure you will get to 110 books before the end of the year. I had planned to read 70 books this year. I have read 59. Need to do a readathon and get there before the end of this month ;)

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    2. Thanks Vishy! It's hard to believe that there have been so many books this year already. Good luck with reading 70 books - you can do it!

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