Well, it finally stopped snowing. When I went outside about an hour ago, we had 21 inches. Yes, nearly two feet of snow in one day. With drifts and the clearing of the driveway Dad did before he left for work this morning, only about 18 inches of my lammpost is visible. They are calling it the worst blizzard since 1978 – http://www.wwlp.com/dpp/news/local/hampden/%22Worst-storm-since-Blizzard-of-%2778%22.
Speaking of Dad, in this issue of From the Family Bookshelf, you’ll notice he’s still reading the same book, Cell: A Novel by Stephen King. The poor guy. He got one week off between Christmas and New Year’s, and now he’s back to 60 hour work weeks.
The Lil Diva and the Lil Princess received books for Christmas. Their Diary of a Wimpy Kid collection is now complete. We read through the first book in the series and then moved on to The Last Straw. We’re now reading Rodrick Rules together, and the Lil Diva is reading Dog Day s by herself for her school reading log. After reading so many of these books, I can see what one reviewer was commenting on with the new book and how the main character never grows or changes.
The Lil Princess is also reading Marvin Redpost: A Flying Birthday Cake? by Louis Sachar. I might have to buy her some of these for Easter.
Then comes me, Mom. My list is a decent size this time too:
Finding God: To Believe or Not Believe by Nick Oliva (spiritual nonfiction)
The fourth book in the Extreme Devotion series by Kathi Macias, Red Ink (Christian contemporary international thriller)
The Wolf of Tebron by C.S. Larkin (YA Fantasy)
Hurricane Mia by Donna Marie Seim (Middle Grade novel)
Red in the Flower Bed by Andrea Nepa (children’s picture book)
The Rewritten Word by Aggie Villanueva (writing craft)
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson (tween fiction)
Chasing the Spirit of Service by Kristen Zajac (children’s picture book)
Lily and the City of Light by Lindsay Bonilla (children’s picture book)
Horatio Humble Beats the Big “D” by Margot Finke (children’s picture book)
Cinderfella and the Furry Grandmother by Dixie Phillips (children’s picture book)
Frederico, The Mouse Violinist by Mayra Calvani (children’s picture book)
The Butt Book by Artie Bennett (children’s picture book)
Tell Me About That Horse by Vaughn Wilson (picture book/coffee table book)
A Higher Court by John Betcher (literary fiction)
Falling Home by Karen White
Second Chance by Sandra Gerencher
I am currently reading A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup.
Until next time, keep reading!