I had planned on playing Halloween Bingo this year. I finally got my books organized at home ( if only I’d quit buying more) and I got most of them organized online but I’m still way behind on my ARC’s and my other projects at home. I’m excited to see all the posts about your future reads, surrounding this event, as I plan on reading as many Halloween tales as I can, I just won’t be filling in a card.
I feel that my reading has taken a drastic downward dive lately as I’ve tried to tackle some projects that I’ve thrown in the corner for years. This year, we’ve had some great news and some interesting changes that has caused me to “wake up” and finally start doing these projects that have been looming in the back of my mind. Boy, does it feels great to finally see light at the end of the tunnel with only one project left- one big box of photos/cards & a computer filled with photos that need dates/info filled in.
Now, for the the great news. My youngest son had their first child in July. We welcomed Calloway into the world and he’s been such fun. My husband and I, go over weekly to visit and I’ve been preparing a few meals each week to help them adjust to being parents. I’ve decided to quit being a substitute teacher, to stay home and watch him when Calloway’s mom goes back to work. I’ll be watching my grandson everyday. I’m excited and I know my free time will be limited again, hence why I had to get projects done now. More news! A couple weeks, my oldest son & his wife informed us that they were expecting. Yes, baby #2 for them is coming in January. My granddaughter is excited and it will definitely be big changes for her. I’m still picking up my granddaughter from school one day a week, so the cousins will have time to be together weekly.
I’ve had some interesting changes as I’ve been helping out my parents more. It started with snow shoveling last year and it has just grown. I’ve learned a few things by being over there more ( they live about 10 minutes away- now that we moved). Did you know, that if you get medicine from the doctor that you should take it? That you have to take ALL the medicine and not just some of them each day? That you shouldn’t click on all the ads on your computer or you might get a virus? That you can’t keep meat in the freezer for years? Its sad to see your parents get old but I’m glad that I’m able to help them.
hopefully, I’m back to reading now. Keep them books coming!
I got a package in the mail today and the return address was from Gillian French. I did a double take as the personal label was a sticky one, a personal label, and it said Gillian French with a normal address on it, not a publishing company. I just let the package sit on the counter for a while as I let it sink it. I know, I'm kinda weird but I was really excited to get this personal package from her.
When I finally opened it , I found out that I was a winner in a YABC Giveaway! Gillian personally sent me an autographed hard-copy book, a personalize note, some lip balm, a bookmark, a postcard and a business card for her upcoming book, Grit (which is already on my TBR list) . Thank you Gillian French and YABC!
I'm excited to have this book in my possession as I can read this reread this mysterious novel again It centers around a town legend and the Mumbler, who they believe abducts children and takes them into the nearby forest. As a new resident, Clara must come to her own conclusions as Halloween approaches.
I usually go on Monday's (twice a month) and clean my section of our main library. I have claimed the children's graphic novels and children's magazines area. Once a month, I just make sure it is organized (alphabetized) and I straighten the area and the next time, I take all the books off the shelves, dust and organize it. As "adopt-a-shelf" volunteers, we also pull any book that needs help and we put them in a pile for the librarians to take care of.
Our West Side Library has now been added into the mix and I have now claimed the children's graphic novel section in that library too. I will also be cleaning the Level 1 and Level 2's reader books in the children's section at the West Side Branch too as the graphic novel section is not that big yet.
Here is my section of the graphic novels in our main branch after I cleaned it. It looked great but it won't last long, the kids hadn't walked in the door yet :)