I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
Bad: I feel that all I have been doing is shoveling and more shoveling lately! I am actually looking forward to the below zero forecast that we have this week (for highs) as that means, no snow for at least a couple days in a row. We have been shoveling at least every other day or at least daily for the past 3 week and I am so over winter right now. I have been shoveling my parents out too, as my dad hurt his knee (out-patient surgery this week) but I would rather shovel them out than have him do it anyways. I'd hate to have them slip and fall.
So the great news is....my youngest son and his wife are expecting! It will be there their first child and our first grandson. An early summer baby is coming! Our 6 year-old granddaughter (oldest son) hasn't shown too much emotion yet, as she'll be sharing the spotlight but I'm hoping she'll be a great help when they're together.
Here's my forecast for the next week- hopefully I can read and catch up as I feel that I haven't been around lately.
I found this on Facebook and I thought I would share. Neil Gaiman, a Holocaust survivor, a famous poet, and a few more components make this clip special.
Yesterday was our 5th annual Renaissance Faire at our library. A day filled with talks, sword fighting, juggling, a tea with the Queen, a Knighting, acrobats, crafts, games, displays and lots of individuals walking around in their Renaissance attire. The cafe served a roasted turkey leg lunch to help put you in mood.
I talked to a few individuals and learned about fabric, leather, pockets, purses, and weapons. It was very educational and I think every year, I learn something different.
This year it was also the day that we also got our first snow but I don't think it put a damper on the individuals who showed up, they just seemed to come later in the day. Everyone, children and adults alike had a great time.
(pictures of the learning sword fighting, sword fighting, tea with the Queen, displays)
I just got a message from NetGalley pertaining to their End of the Year Survey that I filled out .........I won! I actually wonder sometimes when I fill these surveys out why I do them as sometimes they take a lot of time but this one paid off. I won a $50 gift certificate to the book store of my choice!
I hadn't started reading An Anonymous Girl when I received a small gift in the mail from the publisher. This small gift peaked my curiosity as to how this trinket would relate to the novel as I wasn't going to reread the synopsis before diving headfirst into the novel. As I read, I had that aha moment, when it clicked and I have to say, these gifts are clever. Oh, so clever!