Monday, December 4, 2017

I'm back to It's Monday!

I haven't done one of these posts in almost two months. But today, here I am!

Somehow, husband and I have kept a certain boy alive and well for the past decade. My kiddo turned ten today, so we played hooky. We started the day with chocolate chip pancakes, went to the aquarium, had lunch with his godmother who was here from the West Coast, and finished the day off with his favorite dinner and a movie.

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He used to be so little...

I'm trying to get through my crazy long to-do list when it comes to the holidays. It gets extra long when you child has a birthday just a few weeks before Christmas, so wish me well!

On the book front, I recently finished Forest Dark and Home Fire. Now I'm reading World's Fair and planning to pick up Sing, Unburied, Sing later in the week.

                     Home Fire     World's Fair

What are you reading? How are your holiday preparations going?


  1. Sounds like a really fun birthday for your little guy.

    What did you think of Home Fire? I was a little disappointed in it.

    1. I liked it a lot. I was a bit thrown by the ending, though. What disappointed you about it?

  2. That is an awesome way to celebrate a birthday. Turning ten is very important!

  3. Welcome back to Monday! What a wonderful way to celebrate your son's birthday - I like the way you think.

    I totally agree on the holiday craziness - so much to do! And my son's birthday is two weeks AFTER Christmas so I get that, too. I just buy him extra gifts while I;m Christmas shopping!

    Enjoy your books this week - I have heard great things about Sing, Unburied, Sing.


    Book By Book

    1. That seems like a good way to take care of a January birthday!

      I hope you're finding some reading time in the midst of all the crazy, Sue. :)

  4. Did you like Home Fire? Kamila Shamsie is one of my favorite authors, but I haven't read this one.

    1. I did like it, and I'm so happy to know she has a great backlist for me to read! Which one is your favorite so far?