Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's Monday and life is rolling right along....


Hi there ladies and gentlemen! How are you doing?

This summer thing is finally starting to feel natural. I don't have to remind myself anymore that David doesn't have to catch the bus. We have settled into a routine of sorts - Tuesday is library and storytime day, Wednesday is movie day, and on Thursday we try to plan something special, like a trip to the playground or a friend's house. I have a big stack of books to read with David this summer. We are currently reading The Tale of DespereauxWhile we don't have any major plans for summer, I am looking forward to many good days with my favorite little guy and little girl.


Read This Week:

Now I See You
By Nicole C. Kear


Frog Music
Frog Music
By Emma Donoghue


Posts from this Past Week:
It's Monday
Wednesdays with David: Frozen
Reviews of Boy, Snow, Bird; The Rise and Fall of Great Powers; and Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys


Reading Now:
Moby-Dick: or, The Whale
Moby-Dick
By Herman Melville

Love & Treasure
Love and Treasure
By Ayelet Waldman


Up Next:
The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
By William Shakespeare


What are you reading this week?

19 comments:

  1. I like your reading list. I also read Now I See You and I think it's a good read. :)

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    1. I was interested in (and apprehensive about) Now I See You because I have been wearing glasses for most of my life. The idea of losing your sight hits close to home, although I know my giant prescription doesn't equal the things that the author went through!

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  2. Love your summer routine! You have an interesting assortment of books on your stack too. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Happy reading to you too!

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  3. I would like to read Now I See You. I read the blurb and it caught my interest. I had early onset cataracts and had surgery in both eyes a few years ago (apparently it can be hereditary and I had 2 relatives who went through the same thing at a younger age). When the surgery healed, I was amazed at how clear everything was! I am so grateful for the eye doctor who picked up on this and didn't just keep giving me stronger bifocals.
    Wondering about your opinion on Frog Music. Not sure if I would like it, so I am seeking advice from bloggers.
    Have a great week. Enjoy the summer with your little guy.

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    1. Isn't it wonderful to have a great eye doctor? Thank goodness your doctor caught the cataracts. It hit a little close to home as I read through my giant glasses about her vision fading...

      I liked Frog Music quite a bit, but it is a very hard read. If you don't do well with violence against women and children, it is probably not a good choice for you.

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  4. I raised two boys and I think Wild Things would have helped me a lot. Poor boys. No men to guide them much in this world. And, when they are small, it is us women who make all the rules. Few of them are very boy friendly.

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    1. It was a great read. It really helped me to better understand the strange mind of boys. :)

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  5. I love your schedule of days of the week! What fun! It definitely makes me wish I had more time at home this summer with my son.

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    1. Thanks Andi. I figured we needed some kind of structure! :)

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  6. How was Frog Music? Hearing mixed things about that one but Donahue is sooo good and it sounds really interesting. Sounds like you're having a good summer!

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    1. I liked it, but there is a lot that is difficult to stomach. Donoghue is such a fantastic writer!

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  7. I'm liking your summer's weekly routine. I sure enjoyed spending time with my brother and parents during the summer. Now I See You looks like an interesting read. Gotta love that simple but cute cover design!

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    1. If only the covers were reliable and let us know which were good books and which ones were duds! Don't worry - this one was pretty good. :)

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  8. I have never read a Donahue book! I have heard such good things about her work too. I really need to get reading her. :) Have a great week!

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    1. This is my second Donoghue book. She is a really great writer.

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  9. It sounds like you're having a great summer! Enjoy your reading! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on Frog Music.

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    1. Thanks! It is a very powerful story.

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