Renewing my library card seriously was the best thing I’ve done in a long time. Vince and I went a few weeks ago (remember the super-poo incident?), but didn’t get a chance to actually take out any books until last Monday.
Vince had so much fun looking at books and movies. We picked up a ‘Mouse’ movie and a ‘Dinosaur’ movie. I chose a few books (that Vince has since decided that he hates and throws a fit when I try to read them to him). Such a picky child. Not at all like his mother.
And surprisingly, I managed to get 2 books for myself. Vince and I did a march through the stacks. And actual march. Holding hands and high-stepping. It was the only way I was able to look at adult books. Randomly I ran across 2 I wanted to read. Hallelujah!
This is what I have been reading. Do you care? Of course you do! I read everything. How I find time to fit it in with a two year old? No idea, but damn it, I always will.
1) The whole entire Hunger Game series by Suzanne Collins. This is addicting at its best. Extremely hard to put down. Edward actually bribed the librarian at his school into getting the 3rd installment and I had to read it extra fast. Which was what I was doing anyways. It was hard to ignore the whip that he was cracking over my shoulders while he chanted ‘read read read’, but I did finish it in one day…
2) The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil. My mother-in-law lent this to me, not a library find, but I did run across the sequel to it while Vince and I were marching (Needles and Pearls). British novels about knitting! I mean honestly, she might as well have just emailed me and asked me what I want her to write about. Deliciously engaging and will completely make you want to knit.
3) An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon. Can you say guilty pleasure? Time traveling, hot Scottish lords and, well, so many unbelievable things happening at once that you routinely think “what on earth?” while you keep reading. And then pick up the next book. And the one after that. Haven’t read it yet. It’s waiting for me.
4) Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner. I adore this woman’s writing style. It’s extremely refreshing, very heartfelt, witty and charming. *Love* This one is also waiting for me, it might be my latest ‘read in V room while he falls asleep’ book.
Vince is not reading books by Doreen Cronin. They are currently not being read in his room and have been not read for about 2 weeks now. I imagine they will continue to not be read this week and then I’ll return them to get some more books he will also not read. Perhaps ones that he’ll scream things like “Vincent no like. No like this one!!!!!!!” at and throw on the floor.
Oh the trials and tribulations of a reading family…