Sunday, June 22, 2008

Reading With The Kiddos

Books are my gig. Not just because I have the itch to write them, reading is one of my absolute favorite things to do. I'm trying to make sure my kids feel the same way, so we make sure they catch us reading often and we read to them every day.

Since I am a sucker for a 'program' I tend to have some kind of theme for what we're doing. Last summer we went through all of the Junie B Jones books and The Magic Treehouse - 28 of those. We tried to read to the boys all the classic picture books as well. We even listen to books in the car - our pediatrician reccomended that when BabyBoy was in his non-talker phase.

This summer we're planning on finishing out The Magic Treehouse series. My brother turned Bayley onto the Weird Planet series, and we're going to try out a few others that people have reccomended for busy boys; A-Z Mysteries, Encyclopedia Brown, The Boxcar Children, Marvin Redpost, Jigsaw Jones... The boys will decide which ones we run with.

I'm also reading princess fairytales to Babygirl. Can't start too early!

Now that I finished my TBR challenge (still working on the A to Z) I'm thinking of creating a 'program' for myself...maybe I'll have a Blaze summer...or read all the NEXT books I've collected... Jeff would love for me to read an entire shelf so I can get rid of some books!

What are your summer reading plans?

Saturday, June 21, 2008


There is a rumor if you wear your flip flops into a Tropical Smoothie, you'll get a free smoothie. What is Tropical Smoothie? I haven't a clue...but I'm not wearing shoes, so flip flops it is!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blog Hopping

I'm bopping around the web the Pink Heart Society I'm blathering on about writing contests and reviews....on the Samhain blog I'm talking titles....and at home? Odds are I'm changing diapers or doing laundry. Safe bets :) This is why I write romance people...I need to escape to the world of fantasy...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day Sales

Father's Day - 20% off total. BIGDADDY08

Good Saturday and Sunday


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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wanna See My Cave?

I have pictures of my writing space up at my local RWA group blog, Rose City Romance Writers. Perhaps I should look into getting a cleaning service to come to the house...

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

FREE book from DailyLit

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