Day 28: What We're Reading

I went to the library alone on Friday for the first time in forever and remembered how much I love to be there.  Quiet spaces make me happy.  I'm usually there with the kids and I like it, but it's just not the same as quieting wandering alone.  So, I took my time and got some books that have been one my own list.  I keep an Amazon list and add books any time I want to buy them, then just use that list when I need something new to read from the library.  I topped it off with just a few kid books and a movie for the weekend and called it good and settled into some time alone to work.

 Books are such a big part of our days.  I always have a stack going with different books - usually at least one novel, one informational and one other random at any given time.  Do you do this?  I'm just always in different kinds of reading moods and it's nice to have a few going.  The kids always have a chapter book going that we're reading together, plus their favorites that are read everyday combined with other stuff that gets pulled out regularly or especially for holidays.  

Right now on the stack of books we're reading:
  • An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace - Still. I've been slowly reading this forever, not because it's tedious but just because it's so meaty and there's so much I want to observe.
  • Cinderella Ate My Daughter - For Book Club and SO GOOD.  It's a great read for anyone whether you have a son, daughter or no children.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs  -He has been asking to read it daily for over a month.
  • The Egg and I  - Books that give me perspective make me happy.  
  • Flight Behavior - Just started this and I think I'm going to be finishing it quickly, I'm a sucker for anything from Barbara Kingsolver. 
  • Love in the Time of Cholera - I feel like I'm plodding through this at a snail's pace, but I'm not sure why because I do really like it.  
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's Magic - Interestingly, the same author as The Egg and I that I'm reading ! It's not my favorite - the gender stereotypes are almost unbearable - but she loves it so much that she took it to school for show-and-tell today and even the 4 year old likes to sit still and listen because he "gets" the humor.
  • Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth - Mia's current grown-up ambition is to be a Ballerina Detective, so this is just exactly her speed right now. 
  • Otis - His new favorite
  • Katy and the Big Snow - An endless favorite that is regularly in the rotation
  • Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go - This has been on the regular list for almost a year
  • Charlie and Lola: Boo, Made You Jump!  - Have you seen the show? I love reading the books because I can hear their sweet voices and accents in my head. 
  • Happy Halloween, Curious George - Nick also loves this one.  He loves books with lots of detailed illustrations (hence his love of Richard Scarry) and this is a nice variation from the usualy Curious George format.  
  • Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden - We love garden books here:) 
  • Stella Luna - Does anyone have any other suggestions for books about bats? My kids love bats!
  • Strega Nona's Harvest - Have you ever wished you could meet a book character in person?  Strege Nona is it for me.  I love her.  My all-time favorite is Merry Christmas, Strega Nona if you're on the hunt for holiday books.   

What's on your stack of books right now? 

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  1. Thanks for sharing! I've been wanting to read, Love in the Time of Cholera for a while now. Tell me, is it what everyone says it is?
    Totally adding, Flight Behavior to my list!

    1. To be honest, I have no clue what is said about it so I don't have a comparison!


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