Last night, I strapped glow sticks to my wrists and took my kids around the neighborhood begging for candy. Now we have enough sweets to carry us to Easter (and beyond, if I don’t start throwing the candy away piece by piece).
Now it’s November, and I have only a little more than a month until I’m 39. It’s strange: this is the first birthday that’s snuck up on me. I’ve been so comfy being 38, and now all of sudden I have to say farewell to that age. Thirty-nine’s an okay age, though, I think. Thirteen times three and all. All the same, I think I’ll try to really enjoy what’s left of 38.
In any event, here’s what little I read in October…
Some Luck by Jane Smiley (SBC September Selection)
And that’s it for grown-ups’ books for this month! I cannot believe it! I finished just the one! What have I been doing with my time?
Kids’ Books (read-alouds and audiobooks):
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (re-read, audio)
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit (read-aloud)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (re-read, audio)
The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch (read-aloud)
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander (re-re-re-read, audio)
- The Histories by Herodotus (for my Cavalcade of Classics, as a read-aloud with my daughter, skipping some of the more questionable parts)
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (for my Cavalcade of Classics and the one I didn’t finish for the Classics Club Spin #9)
- The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible by Charles Eisenstein (for my 2015 TBR Challenge list)
My To-Read List for November
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (SBC November Selection)
- The Great Leader by Jim Harrison
- Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
What have you enjoyed reading in the past month? What’s on your to-read list for November? If you blog your answer, please post a link in the comments (and/or link back to this post, if you’re so inclined).
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