Book a Day – this challenge is hard!

Book a Day – this challenge is hard!

So, we’ve read 16 books in 16 days although I finished none yesterday and two today.  I took a much needed mom vacation yesterday.  After dropping off Gage at the school bus I came home and slept for two hours then went to two bookstores, one waterfall, two restaurants and two movies and came home after my two guys were sleeping.  It was an energizing and centering day.   Today we went to a water treatment plant open house and…

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Book a Day – 3 for 3

Book a Day – 3 for 3

Yesterday, I got the worst sinus headache and had to lay down for a few hours after dinner almost foiling my plan to finish Three Men in a Boat.  Almost.  I’m stubborn and forced myself up and reading by some muted light.  I’ll say that this most likely affected my enjoyment of the book.  I read it with a smile on my face and even laughed out loud a few times, but found myself reading too fast just so I…

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Book a Day Challenge – It’s Another Twofer

Book a Day Challenge – It’s Another Twofer

What a weekend.  As Jason went to bed tonight he said it’s been the worst weekend he can remember.  Poor guy has had a migraine after going over a year without one.  That meant that G and I got more one on one time which was nice.  After being together all summer it’s a weird adjustment when he goes back to school.  As you can see by the pics, we had a very laid back weekend. What G read –…

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Book a Day – A Mother’s love knows no limits

Book a Day – A Mother’s love knows no limits

G read The Red Car by Bobby Lynn Maslen and John R Maslen.  There were three names in the short book and he made me laugh every time he called Mark ‘Marble’.  I told him I was going to start calling him Garble 🙂 I read An Unexpected Life: A Mother and Son’s Story of Love, Determination, Autism and Art by Debra Chwast with paintings by Seth Chwast. Jason and I were able to hear locals Debra and Seth speak…

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Book a Day Challenge – It’s a double down day

Book a Day Challenge – It’s a double down day

Last night I finished The War of the Worlds at 10:45 and just wanted to get ready for bed after that.  Of course, no sleep was had until midnight but I tried.  G and I are both 7 for 7 with this challenge. Yesterday I read The War of the Worlds by HG Wells. First published in 1897 in a series of magazine articles, this sci-fi classic has not been out of print since and has spawned a number of…

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Book a Day – Not Quite Ready for Mysticism

Book a Day – Not Quite Ready for Mysticism

First day that G has been in school since the month started so I was able to get my book read by noon 🙂 G read Summer by Bobby Lynn Maslen and John R Maslen His assessment – Molly and her Mom got into the pond because they were hot.  (Way to spoil the end, son :))   I read a memoir that was sent to me by a publicist, The Reluctant Mystic: Autobiography of an Awakening by Nancy Torgrove…

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Book a Day Challenge – A Strange Classic!

Book a Day Challenge – A Strange Classic!

You’d think that with a book less than 200 hundred pages I may have finished before 10:15 pm, but no such luck.  G read his right after we took this picture.  He’s finally starting to gain some confidence, yay!  I read a paperback copy with small print and I have a bit of a headache, so I see glasses in my future.  I’m a little amazed I’ve made it to 45 without them. G read Funny Bunny by Bobby Lynn…

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Book a Day Challenge – When company calls

Book a Day Challenge – When company calls

Jason’s father and stepmother are visiting from Michigan so this will be brief.  How could I read a book when there’s company you ask?  I stayed awake cleaning the house and listening to an audio book after my guys went to sleep.  Finished it at 2:15 this morning 🙂 G read Hop and Tap written by Lynn Maslen Kertell and pictures by Dana Sullivan Dot and Sam can do various things.  Not much to it.   I listened to When…

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Book a Day Challenge – Heartbreaking

Book a Day Challenge – Heartbreaking

On this beautiful fall day G read Floppy Mop written by Bobby Lynn Maslen with pictured by John R Maslen G’s take – It has 12 pages and 4 characters. My favorite is Zack the rat because I like his tail.   I read Rosemary:The Hidden Kennedy Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson A Kennedy book not about any of the famous Kennedys that I already know.  I have read a few Kennedy books, but not many.  If I have the…

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Book a Day Challenge, year 2

Book a Day Challenge, year 2

Last year my first challenge for this blog was to read a book a day for the month of September. I was successful and had fun doing it.  This September I’m also going to be reading a book a day (I’ve decided to focus on memoir/bio and classics that I have on my shelves) but I’m also adding a twist…drumroll please… G-man is going to join me!  Reading has been a real struggle for him and it wasn’t until he…

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