This has been a good week, although I feel like I could use a few extra hours of sleep. The husband and I are on a sort of cleaning/sorting/donating spree which is wonderful, but exhausting. It's going to be good to have some room to spare, especially with a certain little boy's birthday and Christmas coming up soon. We also finished Parks and Rec this week and we have a lot of feelings, mainly sadness.
This week, I sped though the delightful Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and savored Sarah Bessey's new book Out of Sorts. There was a part of me that wanted to read a chapter a day and really think about what Bessey wrote, but there was another part that just wanted to soak up every word in one sitting.
On the blog this week, I reviewed The Crescent Spy and I linked up with Nonfiction November to suggest fiction and nonfiction pairings.The little girl and I also reviewed Laurie Berkner's newest CD of songs for kids. If you are looking to add to your toppling piles of books, make sure to visit my giveaway for The Crescent Spy!
Now I'm reveling in Nonfiction November with Eric Metaxas' Bonhoeffer and making time for fiction too with Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders.
What are you reading this week?
Its a great feeling to get clean and organized! Have a great week.ReplyDelete
Yes! It's a nice feeling to know where everything is and feel like things are in order. It seems like a rather ongoing job around here, though!Delete
I like that cover of Library. Very whimsical and cute. Hope you guys have a nice week. :)ReplyDelete
It was a lot of fun. I get a kick out of reading books these days and realizing I can pass them on to my son so he can enjoy them too. :)Delete
The look of Seventh book of wonders caught my eye - looks like a great read. I've been meaning to find Mr. Lemoncello's in our library - but no such luck - it seems like a really popular title.ReplyDelete
Harriet Wolf is interesting so far. It reminds me of a lot of other books I've read - I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing yet!Delete
Nice mix of reads. Enjoy the week.ReplyDelete
Thanks Mystica. Same to you!Delete
Your week sounds a lot like ours! We've also been having a good sort through of belongings and currently have three big bags to donate as well as odds and ends that you have with a toddler but grow out of (high chair etc). Our little one had his birthday at the start of November and then obviously Christmas is coming up, we don't need a toy shop for a house! It's quite satisfying downsizing!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy your non fiction reads this week!
Reading With Jade
Yes! I don't want a toy shop for a house either. I figure if there are fewer things to put away, there is a smaller chance I will go crazy stepping on toys and things all day long!Delete
Happy belated birthday to your little one!!
I love cleaning and throwing out. :) How do we accumulate so much is what I would like to know.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great reading week for you. Mr. Lemoncello's Library looks good.
Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders looks good. Love the cover.
I hope you have a good week this week.
My It's Monday, What Are You Reading
I have no idea! I'm pretty sure I buy nothing other than groceries, but the stuff that the kids own seems to double every time someone comes to visit...Delete
Have a wonderful week, Elizabeth!
I worked some fiction into my Nonfiction November as well...was getting a little burned out!ReplyDelete
I find I usually read nonfiction better when I have a lighter novel to break it up!Delete
We have also been doing a lot of cleaning and organizing in anticipation of the holidays. We finally have the "new" playroom all set up. We moved it from one room to another and gave it more of a tween feel. In the process, they gave up lots of old toys.ReplyDelete
I have been trying to participate in Nonfiction November but think I need to switch to fiction soon for a break. Have a great week!
It's always easier when they are ready to let things go, isn't it? Otherwise, sorting and donating is like pulling teeth!Delete
I can certainly understand that. I tend to mix the two.
I have not heard of any of these. I am going to have to go check them out now.ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Aren't Monday posts great for finding new books?? :)Delete
Cleaning out...I need to do that! Maybe this week, well done on doing it (I just think about it).ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week.
I'm pretty sure more thinking than doing is happening here too, but a few things are getting done! I hope you have a great week too.Delete
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