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Figuring it out one day at a time.


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What Linc is Reading: Quiet Loud by Leslie Patricelli

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The boy loves this book.

But it is all in how it is read.

And I am incredibly obnoxious.

Each page has a LOUD noise and a quiet noise.

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The key is to yell the LOUD noises as LOUD as you can.

And whisper the quiet noises so so quietly.

So much fun.

And he can’t get enough.

However, this would be a really bad choice for a bedtime book.

 

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What I Read: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

LOVE LOVE LOVE

the silver linings playbook

I loved this book.

{I also enjoyed the movie, although they were completely different}

This is a story about a man struggling with mental illness.  An event, unexsposed until the end of the book, has caused him to lose his memory.  He is unaware that he has missed four years of his life while being instutionalized in a mental hospital.  The book is narrated by the antagonist and follows him through his journey of healing and an odd, unexpected friendship.

Unlike any book I have read before and I would highly recommend it to anyone.


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What Linc is Reading: Our holiday book tradition

Linc is a big reader in the morning.room on the broom

Almost every day he will pull a few books off his shelf and bring them to me to read.

Today he brought me Room on the Broom by Axel Scheffler.

Even though this is very much a Halloween inspired book and it is very clearly not Halloween.

I was excited to open the book.

Because I knew that I would find a special note inside.

Holiday Book Tradition

I started a tradition when Linc was just a wee little tot of buying a book for every holiday of his first year of life.

In the cover of that book I wrote him a note of what he did on this holiday.

Where we were.

Who we spent it with.

And any other information I thought was meaningful.

 

I am so glad that I did this.

Now we have a book to read on every holiday and it is a great keepsake of things we have done.

Even though it is nowhere near Halloween it was fun opening that book today and reading the memories that we have made so far in his life.

 

Now it is Bowen’s turn for his holiday books.

I am so glad that Linc brought me that book today.

It was a great reminder that I need to head to the bookstore and pick up a St. Patrick’s day book for my little BoBo.

 


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What Linc is Reading: These stupid, stupid alphabet books.

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Baby Einstein, we are not friends.

I hate these books.

There are so many of them.

And they make a mess.

And they are boring, at least to me and anyone else over the age of 5.

But Linc loves them.

From the dumping of the box.

To the picking out of each book one by one.

He’s obsessed.

Certain letters are better than others.

N is great because he can point to his nose.

I read a lot of N.

T is also amazing.

Toes, he likes toes.

X

There is just something about that purple X.

He can’t get enough.

I’m tempted to hide the box.

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What Linc is Reading: Mr. Moo Can Moo Can You?

Mr. Moo

I think it is only fitting that we talk about Linc’s favorite Dr.Seuss book on Dr. Seuss Day,

But to be honest we do not read a whole lot of Seuss.

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But Linc loves Mr. Moo.

He finds all the sounds very amusing.

He hasn’t started trying to make them himself yet but I am sure that will come.

Some random Dr. Seuss trivia:

Dr. Seuss was actually given site words by teachers and challenged to write books using only those words.

Which is how the Cat in the Hat came into fruition.

Soooo, if you are teaching a little one to read, Dr. Seuss is a great start.


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What I read: Guilty Wives

I like to read.  I go through stages where I can read a book every two days to then having a dry spell of one book in a month.  I put these book reviews on Amazon after I buy them for my Kindle with the hopes that maybe one day they will send me free books so that I will write reviews…we will see if it ever happens.  I figure that I don’t have anything to lose, it only takes me a few minutes either way.  But I thought since I was writing them anyways, I would also post my book reviews here- for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

I loved this book!guilty wives

This book is about four women who are framed for murder, but the question is, are they really?  Most of the book is spent inside a french prison, where the antagonist is torched insufferably.  In a way it is your typical who-done-it novel, but the frame and set up is what makes it so interesting.  I would absolutely recommend this book.  It is an easy read and well written in the famous James Patterson style.  Awesome!


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What I read: Private Berlin

I like to read.  I go through stages where I can read a book every two days to then having a dry spell of one book in a month.  I put these book reviews on Amazon after I buy them for my Kindle with the hopes that maybe one day they will send me free books so that I will write reviews…we will see if it ever happens.  I figure that I don’t have anything to lose, it only takes me a few minutes either way.  But I thought since I was writing them anyways, I would also post my book reviews here- for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy.

Private Berlin by: James Patterson

private berlinThis is one of my favorite authors.  Patterson’s books are always easy to read and keep you on the edge of your seat.  I love a good mystery and I am a sucker for serial killer books.

However, this was not my favorite Patterson book.  I found Private Berlin difficult to understand.  If you have a high understanding of history in this area of the world you may not have the same troubles that I had.  I found myself lost in references I didn’t understand.  Also, there was this weird untimely romance in the novel that was not really a romance at all.  It seemed thrown into the book for the sole reason of just having a hint of a love affair, but the romance was underdeveloped and completely out of place.

In Private Berlin a serial killer is murdering people from his past.  There is a mystery throughout the novel as to why the killer is picking his subjects.  There was also another story line going on in conjuncture with the main killer.  It was extremely confusing as to whether or not the stories were connected, how they were connected, and why some things were included in the book at all.

Overall, I would give this book 3 stars.

It was confusing, and too historical with not enough background knowledge.